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The Incarnation

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“The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (John 1:14). This verse describes one of the most important distinctions between Christianity and all other religions. God took the initiative to reach out to us in the Incarnation. Jesus, the second person of the triune God (Father, Son and Holy Spirit), took on a human nature (including a body) and entered our earthly life. Being fully human, Jesus was miraculously conceived in a virgin's womb, born in Bethlehem, grew in wisdom and stature, experienced pain, suffering and humiliation, all without sin. Being fully God, the Son created and sustains the universe and ultimately holds all authority and power over it. And yet he willingly sacrificed himself to atone for the sins of humanity.

The Incarnation uniquely reveals God's love and care for us, demonstrating his desire for a relationship with us. RTB exists to proclaim this truth far and wide so that others will trust in Jesus' payment for their sin and receive his offer of eternal life.

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  • Making Sense of the Incarnation

    December 21, 2009

    Christmas always makes me reflect upon the great historic Christian doctrine of the Incarnation.

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  • Christ the Eternal Person Part 3

    December 1, 2008

    I proposed that since God is an infinitely and eternally holy being, sinning against this God means committing an eternal offense. Temporal sins against an eternal God bear eternal consequences. Therefore, eternal punishment is the cost of offending an eternally perfect moral being.

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  • Christ the Eternal Person Part 2

    November 25, 2008

    The theological point is that an eternal personal being (Christ being God Incarnate) can offer an eternal sacrifice by the very nature of his being without consideration to time factors.

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  • Christ the Eternal Person Part 1

    November 17, 2008

    How is it possible for Christ to have suffered the eternal wrath of God in just several hours on the cross when human recipients of God’s judgment suffer for all eternity?

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