We applaud His birth, but not His beginning. For the Colson Center I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.
“I trust in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, evermore begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one piece with the Father.”
The Nicene Creed’s outline of God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, was created to negate the impiety that Jesus was just another creation.
John 1 clarifies the Son is the very agent of creation, and the almighty God Himself.
In what C. S. Lewis describes as the “central eventuality of human history,” the Son also took on humanity—a mortal physique from the pure Mary, and a essence pure by Adam’s sin.
He did this “for us and the salvation,” to bear the weight of the guilt, and arise again to be the High Priest. He’s the accomplishment of the ancient promise: “My home place will be with them; we will be their God, and they will be my people.”
In Jesus, the God is with us.