Rhyme and Reason

8 Aug

In Jesus Christ, we are given access to the logic that flows out of the very being of God, and thus to the rhyme and reason that birthed the universe and set human existence on its way…

It has taken millennia for God to bring humanity up to speed on the eternal truth. The whole history of Israel, from Genesis to Malachi, constitutes the mere “beginning” of human education. It is at the end of the story, where God finally breaks through human wrongheadedness, that we have the true light by which we can and must interpret everything. Failure here is a failure to be authentically Christian, for it is a failure to take seriously the fact that in Jesus Christ we meet the everlasting truth about God which predates creation and all things.

C. Baxter Kruger

Jesus and the Undoing of Adam, Perichoresis, 2001, 31

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