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Stupid Commentators

1 Timothy 2:5 reads, "For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus." Henry Alford comments:

The stupidity of such writers as Baur and the Socinians, who regard such an expression as against the deity of Christ, is beyond all power of mine to characterize.

Love it. Commentators just don't write this way anymore! Let us not be so enamored with "political correctness" or with "academic respectability" that we refuse to call a spade a spade.

The rejection of God is foolishness, stupidity. Read Psalm 14:1 and Romans 1! The rejection of Jesus Christ as God in human flesh is indeed the indication of a darkened mind. At least that's what Jesus said.

And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. (John 3:19-20)

1 Timothy 2:5 says Jesus himself is indeed fully man. As man, he is fully capable to be our intermediary to represent us before God. The text says nothing about his divinity. The glorious truth is that he is both! His divinity neither affects his humanity, neither does his humanity affect his divinity.

We do people no favor when we give them illusion that their rejection of Christ is either a morally neutral or intellectually respectable decision.


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