Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quotations: The Truth of the Incarnation

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"It is here, in the thing that happened at the first Christmas, that the
profoundest and most unfathomable depths of the Christian revelation lie. 'The
Word became flesh' (Jn. 1:14); God became man; the divine Son became a Jew; the
Almighty appeared on earth as a helpless human baby, unable to do more than lie
and stare and wriggle and make noises, needing to be fed and changed and taught
to talk like any other child. And there was no illusion or deception in this:
the babyhood of the Son of God was a reality. The more you think about it, the
more staggering it gets. Nothing in fiction is so fantastic as is this truth of
the Incarnation….The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined
humanity--hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory--because at the
Father's will Jesus Christ became poor and was born in a stable so that thirty
years later he might hang on a cross. It is the most wonderful message that the
world has ever heard, or will hear.” - J.I. Packer, Knowing God, p. 53,
63. (Hat-tip to the Girltalkers)
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2 comments:

  1. J'aime cette citation, ainsi que l'article «No Boyfriends?», que vous avez publié! :)

    Merci beaucoup, et joyeuse veille de veille de veille de Noël!

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  2. Je suis surpris que vous permettez les commentaires francophones. :) Est-ce que vous trouvez cela énervant?

    Est-ce que vous parlez cette langue, ou est-ce que vous utiliser Internet pour comprendre?

    Continuez le beau travail! Le tout en vaut sans aucun doute la peine! Joyeuse veille de veille de Noël!

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