John Owen on the God-Man Christ Jesus

“To the world, our Lord Jesus Christ is a ‘stumbling block and a rock of offence’. If we should say he was only a prophet, no more than a man sent from God, there would be no opposition from the world. The Moslems and the Jews both say he was only a man, a prophet sent from God.
The hatred of the Jews for Christ was because he professed himself to be God, and as such was believed on in the world. And today, there are many who are willing to say he was a prophet sent from God, who do not, who will not, who cannot, believe the mystery of his willingness to humble himself to take our nature into union with his divine nature, nor see the glory of it. But take this away, and all our religion is taken away with it. Farewell to the mystery, the glory, the truth and the power of Christianity! Let a refined heathenism be set up in its place. But this is the rock on which the church is built, and against this rock the gates of hell shall not prevail.”

Law, R. J. K. “The Glory of Christ Humbling Himself.” The Glory of Christ. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 1994. 45. Print.


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