Friday, May 14, 2021

Denney: faith and history

Friday, May 14, 2021
    Feast of Matthias the Apostle
    [Jesus:] “When the Counselor comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father, he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning.”
    —John 15:26-27 (NIV)
    When a man was chosen to take the place of Judas, and to be associated with the eleven as a witness of the Resurrection, he was chosen from the men ‘who have companied with us all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and went out among us, beginning from the baptism of John unto the day that He was received up from us’. The criticism which would have us believe that from the Resurrection onward the Jesus of history was practically displaced by an ideal Christ of faith is beside the mark. The Christ of faith was the Jesus of history, and no one was regarded as qualified to bear witness to the Christ unless he had had the fullest opportunity of knowing Jesus.
    ... James Denney (1856-1917), Jesus and the Gospel: Christianity justified in the mind of Christ, New York: Hodder & Stoughton, 1908, p. 14 (see the book)
    See also John 15:26-27; Ps. 69:25; Acts 1:8,20-22; 4:33; Heb. 2:1-3
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, Your witness have spoken to the ages.
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