Who is this man whom Christians…

Who is this man through whom the Christian church has always claimed that she has forgiveness of sins? Who is this man whom Christians have worshipped as if he were God? What is so special about this man’s death that Christians celebrate it where mourning might seem more appropriate?

Alister McGrath, from Understanding Jesus, p. 27

The Maker of man became man…

The Maker of man became man that He, Ruler of the stars, might be nourished at the breast; that He, the Bread, might be hungry; that He, the Fountain, might thirst; that He, the Light, might sleep; that He, the Way, might be wearied by the journey; that He, the Truth, might be accused by false witnesses; that He, the Judge of the living and the dead, might be brought to trial by a mortal judge; that He, Justice, might be condemned by the unjust; that He, Discipline, might be scourged with whips; that He, the Foundation, might be suspended upon a cross; that Courage might be weakened; that Security might be wounded; that Life might die. Continue reading

If Christ was only man…

If Christ was only man, then he is entirely irrelevant to any thought about God; if he is only God, then he is entirely irrelevant to any experience of human life.

Dorothy Sayers

The Reason and Mind of the cosmos…

“Logos of God” when applied to Jesus Christ meant far more than “Word of God,” more even than divine revelation; there were many other Greek vocables that would have sufficed to express that much and no more; and several of them were being used in the New Testament and in other early Christian literature. Employing the specific name Logos implied in addition to this that what had come in Jesus Christ was also the Reason and Mind of the cosmos.

Jaroslav Pelikan, quoted in Jesus in An Age of Controversy by Douglas Groothuis, p. 264

The Logos of the Bible…

The Logos of the Bible is personal and self-revealed, transcendent to man and the world, eternal and essentially divine, intrinsically intelligible, and incarnate in Jesus Christ.

Carl F. H. Henry, quoted in Jesus in An Age of Controversy by Douglas Groothuis, p. 265

What kind of man is this?..

Although he was born a virgin, Jesus was a true human being. Yet after seeing Jesus calm a savage storm by simply “rebuk[ing] the winds and the waves,” his disciples “were amazed and asked, ‘What kind of man is this?'” (Matthew 8:27). This remains our question.

Douglas Groothuis, from Jesus in An Age of Controversy, p. 238