Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Christianity's Least Credible Claim

The least credible claim of Christianity is that God became a man; that he went from throne to Cross; from omni-entitled to non-entitled.  It is easier to grasp that there is a Creator-God, that he may well be involved in history and perhaps in our own lives, that there is right and there is wrong, that the Bible is somehow "true"; that Jesus was an historical person.  But God become a man?

5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:

6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
7 but made himself nothing,
taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.

8 And being found in appearance as a man,
he humbled himself
and became obedient to death—
even death on a cross!

9 Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.

-Phillipians 2:5-11 (New International Version 1984)

The sole entitlement of a Christian is to be like Christ.

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