St. Paul on Jesus Christ, “Our Great God and Savior”

Originally posted 5/11/2010.

From my recent paper (“St. Paul on Jesus Christ, ‘Our Great God and Savior'”):

St. Paul says that Jesus Christ is God made man. He indicates the divinity of Christ when he tells us that Christ is the omniscient, immutable, omnipresent, and omnipotent Creator, Judge, and Savior, Whom we must worship in order to be saved (Prat). He also expressly gives the name “God” (Θεός) to Christ in several places. At the same time, Christ is true man, like us in all ways except that He is the sinless second Adam (Maas). By His life, death, and resurrection He has gained eternal life for us. In His death He rid us from the curse of the Law by bearing that curse for all of us (“Implications of the Death and Resurrection”). We best serve Him by imitating Him in love, compassion, humility, meekness, forgiveness, and patience.


Works Cited

  • Hultgren, Stephen. “Implications of the Death and Resurrection of the Messiah for Paul.”
  • Maas, Anthony. “Christology.” The Catholic Encyclopedia, vol. 14. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1920. 5 May 2010 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/14597a.htm>.
  • Prat, Ferdinand. “St. Paul.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 7 May 2010 <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11567b.htm>.
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