Saturday, January 14, 2012

imitating jesus

In Christianity and Liberalism, J. Gresham Machen writes:

Jesus was not for Paul merely an example for faith; He was primarily the object of faith ... imitation of Jesus, important though it was for Paul, was swallowed up by something far more important still. Not the example of Jesus, but the redeeming work of Jesus, was the primary thing for Paul. The religion of Paul was not primarily faith in God like Jesus’ faith; it was faith in Jesus; Paul committed to Jesus without reserve the eternal destinies of his soul. That is what we mean when we say that Paul stood in a truly religious relation to Jesus.

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