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Msg #2223 Christ Incarnate

Msg #2223 Christ Incarnate

What The Bible Says Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

Msg #2223 Christ Incarnate

What The Bible Says

Good Samaritan's Penny Pulpit by Pastor Ed Rice

The first sentence of Hebrews resonates with one in Philippians 2:5-8 to reveal more about our Lord Jesus Christ in two sentences than can be fully comprehended by mere finite minds. God's Word does that on occasion; that is why genuine Christians are commanded to meditate on God's word day and night. Catholics with their “orthodox view” suppose that Jesus had a very complex “split-personality” whereby he was sometimes God and sometimes human. Modernist “scholars” take the Greek word for “to make void” and develop extravagant theories about “kenosis”: vain and dangerous theories that Jesus “emptied himself” of all divine attributes (even as they translate it in modernist ecumenical copyright bibles). But as for Agur, the son of Jakeh, and I, more brutish than these sophisticated theological scholars, it is enough to know that Jesus was as much man as if he were not God, and Christ was as much God as if he were not man. Thus Jesus Christ was man enough to go forty days into the wilderness; but God enough to emerge victorious; man enough to attend a wedding, but God enough to create new-wine; man enough to be thirsty in Samaria, but God enough to offer living water; man enough to have compassion on lepers, but God enough to heal them; man enough to fall asleep in a boat, but God enough to calm the sea; man enough to pay taxes, but God enough to send Peter out for a fish; man enough to be betrayed by a kiss, but God enough to forgive his betrayer; man enough to be put to death in agony, … but God enough to rise victorious over death! He was man enough to pay-in-full my sin debt, and God enough to be my Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate that for a moment.

An Essay for week #23 - Jun 5, 2022

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