Jesus is a wrecking ball. Once he starts to work in your life, get ready for walls to come crashing down, and to feel the effects. It takes a lifetime of struggle to get used to your new duds, but they are yours, they are beautiful, and they are kept spotless by His righteousness.
Category Archives: Christology
From Spurgeon’s wife in her introduction to his diary:
“One of the last things he said to me…before unconsciousness had sealed his dear lips, was this, ‘O wifie, I have had such a blessed time with my Lord!’ And it was always so, the Saviour was as real to him as if his eyes could look upon Him, and it was his delight to dwell in the very presence of God, in his daily, hourly life.” – Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers, Lewis Drummond, 136.
To come are a few of the doctrinal questions I had to answer as part of the grueling application process for an organization we will hopefully working with. It was helpful, and dare I say…fun? Yes, it was a good time indeed. Here is my effort concerning the person and work of Christ:
Jesus Christ is the God-Man, that is, the second person of the triune Godhead incarnated into the weakness of humanity. In His person He is both fully God and fully human. Through Him all things were created. He was born of the virgin Mary, which is to say, He was born not of a human father but of the Holy Spirit. As such He was perfect, not inheriting the sin of Adam and His descendants, and was thus enabled to be another kind of Adam, namely one who is righteous and blameless on behalf of those who would come after Him by faith. His perfect life was followed by a sinner’s death on the cross, a death on behalf of and in the place of all sinners. However, He did not stay in the grave past 3 days, as He was physically, spiritually and in all other ways raised from the dead. This resurrection accomplished the dual purposes of validating His claims to be who He said He was, as well as overcoming the power of sin, namely the death that it brings. Through this work He became the head of the Church, His body, and is at the right hand of the Father interceding on behalf believers, awaiting the appointed time of His second coming where He will finalize the finished work of the Cross.