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the truth about the Christ of Christmas is dictated by its own intellect; therefore, this Christ is illogical and has been replaced by the all-loving, all- knowing Santa Claus.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.
- God has spoken, the Scripture is sufficient – Hebrews 1:1-2a
- Christ has succeeded, the Son is superior – Hebrews 1:2b-4