Knowing for Sure
Pythias, a loyal supporter of the king, once made a simple request: that his son might be exempted from military service. The result? His son was cut in two. Making a request of the King is dangerous business for Esther, too, but unlike Pythias, Esther is in the will of God.
If Christians confuse what is true of Jesus Christ as a human being with what is true of the Eternally Divine Son, they make very serious errors indeed. The most obvious is to conﬂate the exaltation of the Son of God from all eternity with the welcome given by the Father to the God-Man Christ Jesus, who redeemed God’s elect through a sacrificial death. So, in these great teachings, a course correction is long overdue, lest we run out of fuel over water. We must adore Jesus Christ our Lord, both fully Son of Man and fully Son of God.