On today’s Bible Answer Man broadcast (12/12/22), Hank shares his thoughts on the incredible mystery of the incarnation of Jesus Christ. It’s common for skeptics to think Christians are irrational to believe in what they cannot see, but in reality, it is irrational for skeptics to suppose that what they cannot see doesn’t exist. Christians and skeptics alike believe in black holes, electrons, and the force of gravity despite the fact that these are all unseen. As Paul says in Romans chapter 1, God’s invisible qualities, eternal power, and divine nature have been clearly seen through what has been made. In other words, the order and complexity of the universe testify to the existence of an uncaused First Cause. Jesus is the image of the invisible God. And as such, the incarnation is the supreme act of God’s self-revelation. In the incarnation of Christ, His kenosis (emptying) makes our theosis (divinization) possible. Jesus came not only to save us by His death, but so that we might have life, and have it more abundantly.
Hank also answers the following questions:
- Are we judged when we die or at the resurrection?
- If we have free will, how can we explain that everything is part of God’s plan? Does God really have a plan?
- When do you think the Day of the Lord will occur?
- After a difficult church split, I’m struggling in my faith; do you have any advice?
- When I read the Bible, I don’t find all the Christmas traditions we have today. If the Lord wanted us to celebrate His birth, wouldn’t He have given us the exact day?
- How should Christians view alcohol?