« Sin and Sinners | Main | Do Humans Really Have Free Will? »

July 12, 2014

Comments

On The Cross Of Christ:


God is Immutable Love. The Christian has it that He comes to us full of both Grace and Truth. It is Christ Who both raises all standards to unobtainable heights and deepens the ocean of Grace. We ask of Him, “Which is it?” His answer: Both. It is Christ Who both widens the Rod of Love to distances too far for us to reach and spreads Love yet wider, yet deeper, yet higher. As He enlarges the exclusion, He expands the inclusion. We ask of Him, “Which is it?” His answer: Both. It is Immutable Love whereby all hope is destroyed, and, it is Immutable Love whereby all hope is restored. The name for this entire arena is this: Grace. The Pharisees point to Divorce and declare it God’s plan while Christ points us to the beginning – to E Pluribus Unum – and calls that God’s plan. What then of our fragmentations within sin? The Immutable God answers: I pour Myself out for, and into, you – My beloved. His Immutable Nature is itself both the unyielding grain whereby our hands are filled with splinters and the unrelenting abolition whereby we are mended. He makes of Himself both our all-sufficient Means and He makes of Himself our Ends – our final Good. It is Christ, Grace and Truth Himself, Who both amplifies the exclusion and upsurges the inclusion. None of us are fully comfortable in this tension of both/and, this tension of Grace/Truth. It seems we hate either the Truth or the Grace. It seems we favor either the Truth or the Grace. In Christ God manifests within Time to the bitter ends of Physicality and therein comes to us “…..full of Grace and Truth…..” as no other can – all vectors wholly full – and therein the seamless epistemological-ontological Exemplar Himself writes in Word’s Corporeal that which just is the ceaseless grammar of an immutable and timeless language. His Pen is Himself and high atop His Hill He spreads His arms wide and He pours Himself out for All-Men – whom He calls “My beloved” – and thereby He pens exactly what He thinks of us – permanently. He is the Pen whereby we are all found condemned. He is the Pen whereby we are all found ransomed. He is the Pen whereby we are all granted our all-sufficient Means. He is the Pen whereby we are all granted our Ends – our final felicity – which is Himself. His Pen is Himself – He is that Pen – our Means, our Ends, our all in all.

Great to see links to Ligonier on STR. Great wonderful ministry by RC Sproul. Keep up the great work STR!!

The comments to this entry are closed.