Expositor: Josef Urban / Text: John 1:2-5 / Series: The Gospel of John / Type: Sermon
The Gospel of John begins with high Christology, and with a high view of God, and with a high view of Christ as God. It is so much unlike much of the theology that is so popular today. Much of what is taught today is centered around man. Modern anthropocentric philosophy has usurped the place of biblical theocentric theology. In the ancient teachers—the Fathers, the Reformers, the Puritans—God was big and man was small. But in the modern writers, curiously, God has become smaller and man has become bigger. Before, it was all about God; the significance of man was derivative of his place within the context of God’s universe. Now, it seems to be all about man; and the significance of God is derived from His ostensible pragmatic adaptability to the universe of man. We’ve got it all backwards. The prologue to the Gospel of John sets us straight.
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