A God Who Stoops

9 Mar

There are at least two facts about the Christian God that are unparalleled: The first is the doctrine of the Trinity. The second is the humility of God. In no other religion do we have a god who stoops, a god who comes down to enter into human history in the most inconceivably personal way. But here in Christianity, we have a God who wants to be united with us and who is prepared to humble Himself and even to suffer to accomplish such a union. The gods of human imagination are indifferent towards the human race…

The Christian God is not self-centered, not a taker at all, but a giver, and He thoroughly despises the idea of being untouchable… The plan from the beginning, in the Christian vision, is that God would give Himself to us, and nothing less, so that we could be filled to overflowing with the divine life.

C. Baxter Kruger 

Jesus and the Undoing of Adam, Perichoresis, 2001, 13-14

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