Saturday, June 28, 2014

Agonizing Over the Hypostatic Union

For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. Colossians 2:9

When I was a member of a super intellectual church, a leading light--one with access to the elite--told me that he was having trouble over the Hypostatic Union. Of course, he had no problem with this doctrine, but he was trying to convince the choir director over it. Imagine that titanic struggle!

People who study the Bible, more than they rehearse cantatas, have no problems with God's teaching on this point. Jesus is both God and man. Simple as that. Even people who don't use Latin phrases understand this. But in the regions of the elite, it is more important to debate on what they consider imponderable theological problems with one another, than to talk to the people who pay their salaries.

Do these people know about the wonderful love of God, who became a man and died for them, so they would be forgiven of all sin, and inherit eternal life? Do they even know the so called little people--you know, the laity?

They say they do, but how could these minute people understand such deep things that are best conveyed in Latin, better yet in Greek. Those with heads so large they can hardly support them, prefer to debate with one another, while the non-elite are left to wonder over basic Bible doctrine.

Super Intellectual comes home after a hard day trying to make three times the average person's income. He has had a really rough time at lunch with the choir director. His wife, who can only guess how tough a time he has had, says, "Poor baby. Put your feet up and tell me all about it. Only first explain why you men didn't read Colossians 2:9, or even Hebrews 1:3."

Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person,... Hebrews 1:3, KJV

The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being,... Hebrews 1:3, NIV

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