Friday, March 29, 2013

Good Friday and the righteous character of God

Ben Witherington is a New Testament scholar whose writing output can be described in no other way than prodigious.  He is someone to be taken very seriously, and I have deep respect for his work.  He has some very good observations about Good Friday as he writes:

The cross stands sentinel against all of our cliches and trite assumptions about God and God’s character. It tells us that God has set up a moral universe reflecting his character, in which its a matter of ‘truth’ or consequences. Those who do not embrace the truth, suffer the consequences of their sins. But if anyone is in Christ, God’s Friday is a good Friday indeed. In fact it is the TGIF best Friday ever.

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