Monday, March 15, 2010

C.F.D. Moule on Colossians 2:6

I'm quite sure this is profound, but I'm not quite sure what it means:
"The virtual identification of the tradition of the facts about Christ with the believer's experience of the living Christ himself is here strikingly illustrated: 'As, therefore, you received as tradition [the account of] Jesus as Christ and Lord, conduct your lives as incorporated in him.' The Christian Gospel is essentially an historical account of what happened in the past; yet also essentially, it means incorporation now in the still living Person of whom it tells--the contemporary Christ. Thus, in a sense, the living Christ is the tradition of himself." - C.F.D. Moule, The Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians and to Philemon (Cambridge: 1962), 89.
 Perhaps this is related: "Jesus and me broke up." HT: Ben Myers.

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