May 30, 2010

The Divinity of Christ

"Some critics of Christianity seem to think that you can get rid of the idea of the divinity of Christ, and leave every other Christian doctrine untouched. They seem to think it's like some sort of precision surgery, allowing you to remove apparently unnecessary parts of the human body - it's not taking away something unimportant, but the very source of it's life and power! These words of C. S. Lewis sum up the situation perfectly: "The doctrine of Christ's divinity seems to me not something stuck on which you can unstick, but something that peeps out at every point so that you'd have to unravel the whole web to get rid of it." To deny the divinity of Christ is unnecessary and leads to a totally inadequate version of Christianity."

Alister McGrath, Explaining Your Faith (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1995), 61.

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