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Being Politically Correct

ThomasJesus was described as being "with God" at the Creation and that Jesus "was God." Saint Thomas said this in a different way in his personal acclamation in John 20.28, "My Lord and my God!" Unlike Thomas, many Christian leaders today are being politically correct but biblically incorrect. Many would rarely address Jesus as "God" in the face of other world faiths for whom Jesus was just a prophet even if that. One of the five marks of a church successful in reaching the Millenials today is the fact that they refer to "Jesus" rather than the vaguer "God" in their worship. It is a trap we all tend to fall into.✞

Be Shepherds

Jesus is GodSaint Paul urges the elders of the church at Ephesus in Acts 20.28, "Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood." The words "the church of God" may be translated as "the Lord." The phrase "his own blood" may be translated as "with the blood of his own Son." We too are encouraged to look after the disciples of Jesus who are committed to our care. Saint Paul uses a very interesting phrase in Romans concerning Jesus. In stating that Jesus is "God over all" he also adds new meaning to the phrase, "made in the image of God" which is used of humankind. Saint Paul writes in Romans 9.5, "Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of Christ, who is God over all, forever praised! Amen." He is saying that Jesus is the "Messiah, who is over all. God be forever praised!" or "Messiah. God who is over all be forever praised!" "Christ who is God over all" is a lovely and complete description of the deity of Jesus Christ supreme.✞

"Jesus Christ Supreme"
by Ron Meacock

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