The Sufficiency of Christ’s Obedience in His Life and Death :: Desiring God

Found The Sufficiency of Christ’s Obedience in His Life and Death :: Desiring God from Adrian: John Piper Friday – Christ’s Obedient Life and Death Entwined.

What I find strange is that there is no reference to Jesus as a member of the trinity. Where is the divine Jesus in this teaching?

This weeks lectionary gospel is from John 14. Read verses 10-11:

Don’t you believe that I am in the Father, and that the Father is in
me? The words I say to you I do not speak on my own authority. Rather,
it is the Father, living in me, who is doing his work.  Believe me when I say that I am in the Father and the Father is in me;
or at least believe on the evidence of the works themselves.

It seems to be have dangerous hints of Arianism to focus so much on the life of Jesus as if human obedience was all that saved us, especially as that does not seem to have been the understanding that Jesus had (nor of course that of the Church through the centuries).

3 thoughts on “The Sufficiency of Christ’s Obedience in His Life and Death :: Desiring God

  1. thebluefish

    quite possibly, though if i’m catching his drift it is an answer to NT Wright’s stuff on the topic – and Christ’s divinity isn’t a point of difference in that debate.

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