Friday, December 22, 2017

Latourette: the Gospel

Friday, December 22, 2017
    Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him; and all the peoples of the earth will mourn because of him. So shall it be! Amen.
    —Revelation 1:7 (NIV)
    [Continued from yesterday]
    I was confirmed in my conviction that when all the best scholarship is taken into account we can know Christ as He was in the days of His flesh. Although I became familiar with the contemporary and recent studies of honest, competent scholars who questioned them, I was convinced that the historical evidence confirms the virgin birth and the bodily resurrection of Christ. Increasingly, I believed that the nearest verbal approach that we human beings can come to the great mystery is to affirm that Christ is both fully man and fully God. Although now we see Him not, yet believing, we can “rejoice with joy unspeakable” in what the Triune God has done and is doing through Him. This Good News, so rich that it is stated in a variety of ways, but always consistently, in the New Testament, is what we always imperfect children, but children [yet], are privileged—and commanded—to ma ke known and to demonstrate to all mankind.
    ... Kenneth Scott Latourette (1884-1968), Beyond the Ranges, Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 1967, p. 73-74 (see the book)
    See also Rev. 1:7; Matt. 28:19; Rom. 10:10,17
Quiet time reflection:
    Lord, You are our hope.
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