Thursday, June 25, 2009

The relation of Christ to human self

First order: True to Christ = true to self

Christ is ours not because He represents our best but because He redeems our worst, not because He set a seal to our manhood but because He saves it, not because He elicits it but because He gives it. You must not tell men that the way to understand God is to understand the human heart, nor that the way to be true to men is to be true to their own selves. We are not true to men till we are in Christian relation to them; and that comes from being true to Christ and to the Word of His grace.


P.T. Forsyth, Positive Preaching and the Modern Mind, 83.

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