"For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile
to himself all things..."
In Colossians 1:15 Paul calls Jesus the “image” of the invisible God. How can this be right if images of God are forbidden? It could only be right if Jesus was both God and man. And that is precisely what Paul goes on to say; that the God who created all things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, revealed Himself to us in Jesus Christ. It’s as if the second commandment created a vacuum that would one day be filled when God represented Himself on earth.
Strictly speaking, Jesus was not an object lesson about God. An object has to be something other than what you are teaching about. Yet Jesus did come to teach us about God and to mysteriously be at the same time the God He was teaching about.
GOD REVEALED HIMSELF IN JESUS CHRIST AS THE ONE TRUE GOD, ABLE TO ENTER HIS OWN CREATION IN ORDER TO REDEEM IT.
Bible In A Year
- Joshua 5-6
- Psalm 99
- Acts 23