Friday, October 12, 2007

Jesus Christ: My Lord and My God! - Conclusion

You may want to first read Part 1, Part 2, part 3, part 4, and, part 5.


5. CONCLUSION

Stephen Neill is indeed correct in his summation, that “the Christian finds that he can never think of God without thinking of Jesus Christ, and that he can never think of Jesus Christ without thinking of God.”[1] In the NT, the faith of the apostles and the early church is seen to be one which is profoundly centred on the person of Jesus. His deity is inherent in the authority with which he acts in the gospels, it is transparent in the titles of κύριος and θεός as ascribed to him throughout the NT, and it is powerfully evident as he is prayed to and worshiped by the church as a whole. It is experientially true for New Covenant believers that “even the Old Testament idea of God, magnificent as it is, no longer covers the Christian’s experience and has had to be radically transformed. Vast new dimensions have been added.”[2] We have spoken of great things, but it will never be enough. Endless eternities of exploration will never allow us to plumb the depths of the realities of this man-God; this conquering, victorious Lamb who loved me and gave himself for me. So let us begin now!



[1] Stephen Neill, What We Know About Jesus (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), 83.

[2] Ibid.

2 comments:

Beatrice Clemens said...

Hi Julian,

I enjoyed this series immensely! I always benefit from your writing and teaching. Bilessings to you and your growing family!

Jeri

Beatrice Clemens said...

Hmmm...Beatrice Clemons...this smacks of youngest daughter's doings...
:)

Jeri