Although not confessing to be a Christian, Dr. Albert Einstein wrote this about the Church:
"Being a lover of freedom, when the Nazi revolution came, I looked to the Universities to defend it, knowing that they had always boasted their devotion to the cause of truth; but no, the Universities were immediately silenced.
Then I looked to the great editors of the newspapers, whose flaming editorials in days gone by had proclaimed their love of freedom; but they, like the Universities, were silenced in weeks.
Only the Church stood squarely across the path of Hitler's campaign for suppressing truth. I never had any special interest in the Church before, but now I feel a great affection and admiration for it because the Church alone has had the courage and persistence to stand for intellectual and moral freedom. I am forced to confess that what I once despised, I now praise unreservedly."
Thank God for the Church! In one way or another, every last one of us is a custodian of the Truth. May that message bear fruit in all of our lives to the everlasting glory of God.
Henry Clay Morrison described the awesome combination of the two natures of Jesus Christ—the divine and the human.
" As we follow Him there is no doubt that He is God manifest in the flesh. We behold His humanity when He lay sleeping in a boat, and His deity when He arises and rebukes the wind and storm.
He weeps like a man at Lazarus' tomb, but with a Godlike voice He breaks the power of death and brings him back alive. As a man, He sits hungry at the well's mouth; and like a God He breaks a few loaves and fishes and feeds a multitude. He walks the waves of the sea of Galilee and stands transfigured as a God in garments whiter than light."
God came down to rescue us. The gospel is the story of God's downward mobility. How far down will this God come to save you and me? That is the theme of our redemption.
Check it out—He just might show up looking for you! All because the "Word became flesh and dwelt among us."
Dr. Charles Killian served as an Asbury Theological Seminary professor from 1970-2004
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