The Incarnation

“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 (Holman Christian Standard Bible)

“(God) condemned sin in the flesh by sending His own Son in flesh like ours under sin’s domain.” Romans 8:3 (HCSB)

The incarnation is as important to our salvation as the death and resurrection of Jesus. As Gregory Nazianzen (one of the old church fathers) put it, “The unassumed is the unredeemed.” Jesus therefore had to enter our very real, fractured humanity, in order to redeem it and heal every part of it, and offer it back to God.

Glorious mystery, wonderful Saviour, so great a salvation!

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