Tuesday, 29 April 2014

No other conclusion

Of course, much more than his claims, moral perfection, and sanity are attractive and arresting about Jesus. Rather it is the wonder of his understanding of human nature; his single-minded purpose; the extraordinary way in which he fulfils the Old Testament prophecies and typological figures; his compassion; his ability to discuss any issue, identifying the heart of the matter; the drama of his sufferings, persecution, and death; the reality of his resurrection.

According to Christian teaching, Jesus is the God-man who came to earth in order to obey God where we had failed to do so, die for sins for which we could not atone, and rise victorious over evil, ushering in a new world where peace and justice will reign. An honest appraisal of him can come to no other conclusion.

- William Edgar, Reasons of the Heart

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