Veiled in Flesh the Godhead See?
by Don McLeroy
The essential essence of the Christmas story is captured in a single line from “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”—“Veiled in flesh the Godhead see, Hail the Incarnate Deity”. This is the great Christian claim that the little baby born in Bethlehem is not only one hundred percent man, but also one hundred percent God!
A reasonable person will find this claim very hard to accept but it is this claim that is the hinge of the entire plot line of the Bible—where God creates the world and creates man in his image, man falls into sin, and the dilemma of man’s sin is solved as God will redeem man through this baby. As the angel told Joseph “And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS for he shall save his people from their sins.” (Matthew 1:21)
Today, "enlightened intellectuals"—not convinced of the incredible claim of the “Incarnate Deity”—are convinced of the story that “Nothing” using “Chance” created this world. But…
“It seems self-evident that if everything came from God or nothing, it must have come from God. God or Nothing leaves only one real choice—God. It would seem that if God has no competitor but Nothing, he has nothing for a competitor. "God or Nothing" and "only God" are synonymous expressions.”(1)
Is it true that in the world where planes are guided into buildings and snipers hide in car trunks that the enlightened story is correct and we can only worship “Nothing” and “Chance” as our Father and maker?
The biblical Christmas story clearly contradicts today’s enlightened intellectual opinion. You cannot remain a reasonable person and accept both stories. Take time this Christmas season and decide—What do you truly believe? Which story is really true?
1. John H. Gerstner "An Outline of the Apologetics of Jonathan Edwards Part I: The Argument from Being," Bibliotheca Sacra Volume 133 Number 529 Jan- Mar 1976 p. 10.
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