THE CHRISTIAN QUOTATION OF THE DAY
Christ, our Light
Thursday, December 25, 2014
CHRISTMAS DAY

We should gain very greatly in our effectiveness as Christians if we stripped off the [Christmas] mask of traditional acceptance and saw with new eyes the marvel of God’s Visit. The world, the world problems, are far greater and more complex than any our forefathers knew; our conception of God Himself is vastly greater than that even of our grandfathers. In one way this makes the traditional belief in the Incarnation harder, but in another it means that the personal coming of God into human history is of far deeper and wider implication than any previous generation has had the chance to imagine.
... J. B. Phillips (1906-1982), God With Us: a Message for Christmas, London: Epworth Press, 1957, p. 9 (see the book; see also Gal. 4:4-5; Ps. 46:6; 97:4-5; Nah. 1:5; Matt. 24:1-2,12-14; 27:51; Mark 15:39; Luke 1:76-79; 2:10-14,34-35; John 1:17-18; Phil. 2:9-11; more at Belief, Christmas, God, Historical, Incarnation, World)

 
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