Robert Jenson on the conclusion of our lives

Robert Jenson on the conclusion of our lives

We have called Jesus the “Son of God” or the “Revelation of God” or straight out “God” in order to say of him: What happened in his life is what is going to happen at the end of our stories. If “God” means “the one who will settle our fate,” then “Jesus is God” means “Jesus is the one who will settle our fate.” When we hear his story, we are told of the conclusion of our lives, we are told that utter self-giving of one man for another is what will finish and conclude our struggle or lack of struggle. When I get hooked on Jesus’ story, it is decided that “died for his enemies” will be the last line in my history.

from A Religion against Itself, (John Knox, 1967), 31.

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