Both Flesh and God?

中文: Chinese Version

I like Ephrem the Syrian’s (~306-373 AD) genius of using hymns/poetry to teach deep theological truths. In the example below Ephrem addresses the question of whether Jesus could be both flesh and God.

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If He was not flesh, why was Mary chosen?

And if He is not God, why did the angel Gabriel say her child would be “the Son of God”?

If He was not flesh, whom did Joseph circumcise? And if He is not God, in whose honor did the star appear?

If He was not flesh, whom did Joseph take when he fled into Egypt? And if He is not God, who fulfilled the prophesy “Out of Egypt have I called my Son”?

Coffee ThoughtCoffee/tea thought: Sit with your coffee/tea and allow Dr. Luke’s account to flow over your mind: Gospel of Luke, chapter 1-2.

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+1-2&version=NLT

John

Ref: A Spiritual Psalter — Reflections On God, Excerpts from Ephraim [Ephrem] the Syrian (adapted)

December 23rd, 2019

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