The Word Became Flesh

“The infinite became the finite, the eternal and supratemporal entered time and became subject to its conditions, the immutable became the mutable, the invisible became the visible, the Creator became the created, the sustainer of all became dependent, the Almighty infirm. All is summed up in the proposition, God became man.” (Collected Writings of John Murray, Vol. 2, p. 132)

“The Old Testament does not contain just a few isolated messianic texts; on the contrary, the entire Old Testament dispensation with its leading persons and events, its offices and institutions, its laws and ceremonies, is a pointer to and movement towards the fulfillment in the New Testament.” (p. 243). “[W]ith this name [“Son of Man”] Jesus intends to distinguish himself from and position himself above all other humans,. This name also undoubtedly implies that he was truly human, akin not only to Israel but to all humans; yet it simultaneously expresses the fact that he occupies an utterly unique place among all humans.” (p. 250) (Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics, Vol. 3)

The Christmas Eve service at Trinity Presbyterian Church.

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