05 October, 2007

When You Speak About Christ


"Roughly two thousand years ago, Jesus was born in a dumpy, rural, hick town, not unlike those today where guys change their own oil, think pro wrestling is real, find women who chew tobacco sexy, and eat a lot of Hot Pockets with their uncle-daddy. Jesus' mom was a poor, unwed teenage girl who was often mocked for claiming she conceived via the Holy Spirit. Most people thought she concocted the crazy story to cover the fact she was knocking boots with some guy in the backseat of a car at the prom." --MARK DRISCOLL


"We know that it is our good, our joy and rest to be united with the Son of God. As He is our Head, we are His body, so also from Him we hold our life and our salvation and all good. In fact, we see how miserable our condition would be unless we had our refuge in Him, to be maintained under His keeping. However, we could not reach so high (seeing that scarcely can we crawl upon the earth), unless from His side He approached us, and already He had approached in His birth, when He clothed Himself in our flesh and He made Himself our brother. We could not now have our refuge in our Lord Jesus Christ’s being seated at the right hand of God His Father in heavenly glory, unless He were abased as far as being made mortal man and having a condition common with us. That is also why, when He is called “Mediator between God and men,” this title “man” is especially attributed to Him. As also for the same reason He is called “Emanuel,” that is, “God with us.” --JOHN CALVIN

1 comment:

David said...


A timely lesson on speech, indeed. There is more here in the parenthetical phrase by Calvin, "(seeing that scarcely can we crawl upon the earth)," than in all of the prose of the author you compare him to. And a sublime comparison you have made by it; for in one is our miserable condition exemplified, and the awesome power and glory of God revealed by His salvation; and in the other is our miserable condition is pandered to, and celebrated at the degradation of the blood of Christ.