TWO-MINUTE THEOLOGY (The Incarnation - 3)


The Incarnation is a monumental rebuke of our misguided attempts to please God in the flesh.

It proves to us the contention of Scripture that there is none that seeks after God, no

not one.

It reinforces the claim of Scripture that in the flesh there dwells no good thing.

It loudly proclaims that any reconciliation with God is never accomplished from this side of humanity.

It sets before us the unsettling yet liberating reality that reconciliation between God and humanity is accomplished only and forever from the side of God.

It sets forth the absolute impossibility for us to accomplish our own salvation through human

achievement and merit.

Through the Incarnation God has shattered the humankind’s puny notion that we can save ourselves.

Had anything good thing dwelt in our flesh, the Incarnation would not be necessary.

Could we have kept the law, the Incarnation would not be necessary.

Could we have lived uprightly, morally, and perfectly, the Incarnation would not be necessary.

Could we have please God in our flesh, the Incarnation would not be necessary.

But the Incarnation is necessary! Because we can do none of those things in and of ourselves.

The Incarnation preaches loudly that those on whom he shows his favor, will share in his glory only because he shared in our flesh.