Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Sabbath Recorder, December 2008

The December, 2008, Sabbath Recorder is available online here as a pdf.

This is a Christmas issue of the Sabbath Recorder with several articles about the significance of the Incarnation including one by my pastor, Herb Saunders. A short quotation from his contribution:
God chose to enter our human drama as a baby to be like one of us. He chose to accept our human frailty. He grew up facing the very same situations in life that any baby, toddler, child or teenager faces. Francis Thompson shared:
Little Jesus, was Thou shy
Once and just so small as I?
And what did it feel like to be
Out of heaven, and just like me?
Although divine, He chose to become fully human having the capacity to sin. [....]

Had He come to us in any other way than as a baby we would not be able to relate to His life or example. C.S. Lewis wrote, “The Son of God became the Son of Man so that sons of men may become sons of God.”

According to Athanasius, “He became what we are that He might make us what He is.” ....
The Sabbath Recorder is the magazine of the Seventh Day Baptist General Conference and has been regularly published in some form since 1844.

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