Monday, December 19, 2005

The Word as God

The Incarnation therefore binds us to santified time. And here, I suspect, is a key to understanding Scripture. Scripture is not only the Word of God, but also in some sense the Word AS God. By this I mean that Scripture is the Word understood as God in time. I don't mean to be mysterious. I mean that Scripture is the expression of God Incarnate, God in time.

We often expect the Bible to be an oracle, or at least to sound oracular. It rarely does. It so often sounds all too human. But this is what we should expect if the Bible is in fact the Word of God--Incarnate. God speaks to us, not from above, but from our side, from our fellow man, which He became. This view does not in the least deny the infallibility of the Scriptures, but rather forces us to see them from the viewpoint of the perfect, but nevertheless perfectly human. Being bound in time, they must sound normal to anyone of the era in which they were written, but all the same they must be perfect in all they proclaim. And in being human and perfect, they command our respect, our awe, as no merely oracular piece of writing possibly could.


At 11:28 AM, Blogger Underground Logician said...


You're back!! Hurray!

Regarding the "War Against Christmas," I'm more an advocate of letting the truth out of the cage! People may want to silence us from saying "merry Christmas" in the public square, but no one can stop us from being Jesus to these people, eh?

Hey, let's chat here! And, with all my heart, have the merriest of Christmases you and yours have ever had. God bless, brother!



Post a Comment

<< Home