Saturday, December 11, 2010

Sayers on the Incarnation of Christ

I came across the following quote attributed to Dorothy Sayers regarding the Incarnation of Christ that I thought was very insightful.

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. It is, in the strictest sense, necessary to the salvation of relevance that a man should believe rightly the Incarnation of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Unless he believes rightly, there is not the faintest reason why he should believe at all.

Sayers is right.  The gospel is an impossible promise if Jesus is simply an enlightened man.  At the same time, we must balance the deity of Christ along with the humanity of Christ.  It should be a fascinating conversation Sunday morning.

World Magazine Blog - The Incarnate God 

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