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Who is this Christ at the Center of Christmas? Part 1: Christ: The Radiance of the Glory of God by Dr. Glenn Jago

Part 1: “Christ: The Radiance of the Glory of God”

The “Modern” society’s old approach to the truth about the Christ of Christmas is dictated by its own intellect; therefore, this Christ is illogical and has been replaced by the all-loving, all- knowing Santa Claus. The “Postmodern” society’s renewed approach to the truth about the Christ of Christmas is dictated by its despair for the present; therefore, this Christ is subjective and is replaced by “Grandma got run over by a Reindeer.” Believer, let us be careful that we do not minimize the absolute sufficiency of Jesus Christ by placing him into the status of mere opinion. Rather we need to remember that he is the radiance of the glory of God. Here are two truths generated from the author’s focus on Jesus Christ.

  1. God has spoken, the Scripture is sufficient – a
  2. Christ has succeeded, the Son is superior – b-4

The Supremacy of God’s Son

1:1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

The Supremacy of God’s Son

1:1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world.

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