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J. I. Packer on the Incarnation

…the real difficulty, the supreme mystery with which the gospel confronts us, does not lie here at all. It lies not in the Good Friday message of atonement, nor in the Easter message of resurrection, but in the Christmas message of the Incarnation. The really staggering Christian claim is that Jesus of Nazareth was God made man–that the second person of the Godhead became the “second man” (1 Cor 15:47), determining human destiny, the second representative head of the reace, and that he took humanity without loss of deity, so that Jesus of Nazareth was as truly and fully divine as he was human.

–J. I. Packer, Knowing God, p. 53

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About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at TeachingtheCore.com. He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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