Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Compassion of Jesus

The Compassion of Jesus. Great resource from RBC on understanding Christ's compassion... and what it implies for us.

"Eliminate God’s compassion, and God is no longer God—the personal God who interacted with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Eliminate compassion, and God is no longer the God who has experiences akin to our own states of joy, regret, grief, and merciful kindness.

Eliminate compassion from God’s nature, and Scripture must be rewritten, our understanding of the divine nature must be radically revised, and theology must be turned inside out. But compassion can’t be eliminated. It must, instead, be given a place of honor among God’s attributes. He is the caring God."

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