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Word and flesh, both at once

"Word and flesh, both at once" Continued...

Issue: "Pensacola," Dec. 20, 1997

So much for works, without words, as a witness.

If nothing else, it's arrogant for us to suppose our works, by themselves, will persuade people of gospel truth. Even Jesus didn't do that. With all the power of the Godhead to do spectacular things, he never resorted only to mere relationships and deeds. Always, he explained to people exactly what he was about.

At Christmas, I'm thankful the Word didn't stay abstract, but became flesh and dwelt powerfully among us. I'm even more thankful he didn't stop at that, leaving us to guess exactly what all that power was about.

Joel Belz
Joel Belz

Joel, WORLD's founder, writes a regular column for the magazine and contributes commentaries for The World and Everything in It. He is also the author of Consider These Things.

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