Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Looking to the revelation of God in Christ

We know that our foundation for knowledge is in God's revelation to us. But, particularly when it comes to a knowledge of God, one of the things we must do is look to the quintessential revelation of God in Jesus Christ. In him we have the perfect union of God and creation in the uniting of the two natures in one person. So, if we want to know how God can relate to his creation, we should look to the example of that relationship in the person of Christ. In him we have the picture of God's covenant with his people. Because Christ is the union of two natures, he brings together, in a way that only God could accomplish, the union of both "I will be your God" and "you will be my people". In Christ, we have both "our God" and "his people". (Oliphint, K. Scott. God with Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. Print.)

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