Concordia Theological Monthly
sin, sinful flesh, st. paul, incarnation, great paradox
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
The Incarnation is without question the most profound mystery in the universe. That the Creator should condescend to become a creature is an event that defies logical analysis and rational explanation. "This cannot be," said the Greek of ancient days. ''The infinite can not become finite without denying itself. God is God, and man is man. One cannot be the other." But God did become flesh, man, a full human being, and there is every reason in the world to call this, as Kierkegaard has done, the Great Paradox. It cannot be comprehended. It can only be received in grateful adoration.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
Romans 8:3-4; Hebrews 4:15; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Romans 6:5;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Scharlemann, Martin H.
""In the Likeness of Sinful Flesh","
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 32, Article 13.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol32/iss1/13