Wednesday, June 07, 2023

Pointing to Christ

The mystery of Jesus, the Son of God, and of His work of redemption, is deeper than human words can express. No New Testament witness, neither Paul nor John, could ever exhaust it. Rather, the one complements the other, each formulating what he sees in his own way. Their testimony is the same, even if their intellectual and theological formulation is different. Paul may speak more of the Work, and John more of the Person of Jesus, but for both, ultimately both Work and Person are one. Jesus saves him who believes in Him, by what He is; and what He is can only be expressed by pointing to what God gives and does through Him.—Emil Brunner, The Christian Doctrine of Creation and Redemption, 250–51

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