The incarnation of the Word
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Scripture: “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14John 1:14
English: King James Version (1611) - KJV
14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth.
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In a recent publicity campaign, American Atheists erected a billboard stating: “You know it’s a myth. This season celebrate reason.” In their estimation, an acceptance of the Scriptural revelation of Christ’s birth is an unreasonable acceptance of a myth!
In fact, the narrative of the birth of Christ is the record of wisdom, knowledge, logic and truth incarnate/personified. Nowhere is that point more concisely made than in this text. The use of the Greek term Logos as a title for the eternal person of God the Son makes this point. All that is truly logical and reasonable is personified in Christ!
However, the reason/truth that is embodied in Christ, is beyond the capability of depraved minds to grasp. The understanding of man has been disabled in this key area! No matter how he may excel in natural wisdom, he is disabled in the area of spiritual knowledge and discernment. It is for this reason that men are atheists! It is because of this spiritual death that they defy the reasonableness of Scriptural revelation and fly in the face of God’s existence and commands. (more…)