Jesus Shows That God and Humans Are a Good Match (Lucy Peppiatt)
Jesus astonishingly reveals that God and humans are meant to unite.
“It was most fitting for God to come save the people he made in the first place,” says Dr. Lucy Peppiatt, Principal at Westminster Theological Centre.
The early church loved to discuss the “fittingness of the Son to become human,” because it implies that God has a passion for man. He purposed from the beginning of time that He would come to save us, as one of us, and that means that there is something about humans that is fitting to be united with God. And that is the gospel.
In this episode, Dr. Dru Johnson and Dr. Peppiatt talk all about Jesus of Nazareth: Who was he? Who did people think he was? Why did he teach and present himself indirectly rather than just revealing himself to man? Dru and Dr. Peppiatt address challenging questions about the hiddenness of God in Christ, the incarnation, the union of the divine and the human in the Son, and more.
- 1:55 Why didn’t Jesus reveal himself to man while he was on Earth?
- 5:24 Athanasius of Alexandria on Jesus
- 7:13 Wrestling in the church: Jesus intellectually reasoned with us
- 15:40 Is there value to the struggle?
- 19:50 Is there something human about God?
- 24:37 Impoverished theology
Show notes by Serena Tuomi.
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