Open Table | A Discussion
The Mediation of Jesus Christ
Here is what Paul Young, author of The Shack, has to say about Baxter’s new essay:
"If words contain life, this essay is a precious River overflowing! Take your time, read and re-read, until you can feel these truths enlighten, enliven and inflame the deep places of your heart and mind." -Paul Young, author The Shack, Cross Roads, Eve and Lies We Believe About God
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The apostolic witness to the world is that the Father’s Son himself has come. The one who is face to face with the Father from all eternity, the one who dwells in the Father’s bosom,1 has come across all worlds to meet us and to relate to us in our brokenness. The eternal Word of God became flesh, as John said, to tabernacle, to dwell with us.2 Accepting the apostolic witness at face value, could anything be more astonishing than such humble stooping by the Father’s eternal Son? What could be more amazing than the Creator of the universe, the one in and through and by and for whom all things were created and are constantly sustained,3 entering into his own creation and becoming human to be with us?
To speak the name of Jesus Christ, biblically and in the tradition of the early church is to say Trinity, and it is to say humanity, and it is to say cosmos, and it is to say that the Triune God, the human race and the cosmos are not separated, but bound together in relationship, in union, in covenant forever...
The Gospel of St. John 1:1-18. Paraphrase by C. Baxter Kruger, Ph.D.
Before the time of the beginning, the Word was face to face with God. He was there before the ages in intimate union with God, and fully God...
About Dr. C. Baxter Kruger
Dr. C. Baxter Kruger, theologian, writer [and fishing lure designer] is the Director of Perichoresis Ministries. Baxter is a native of Prentiss, Mississippi.