Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Under the Impact of Advent 1
In an effort to work ahead a bit, I am doing some reading to prepare for our Church's celebration of Christmas. I need a way to collect highlights from my reading. Here's the first knock-it-out-of-the-park quote. "And so Jesus was born, the Son of the Highest, born from above. Jesus Christ was born into this world, not from it. He did not evolve out of humanity. He came into humanity. Jesus is not the product of man, but the Creator of man. He is not just the best human being; He is the Being who cannot be accounted for by the human race at all. Jesus is not man becoming God, but God becoming man--God incarnate, God descending into human flesh, coming into it from outside and from above, in order to be one of us, and to be one with us" (Thomas Torrance, When Christ Comes and Comes Again, 32-33).