The Incarnation

While remaining God, Christ has fully and eternally identified with us as a human being, the only mediator between humans and the infinite and personal God. This supreme act of selflessness and humility is a model to guide our service. In His identification with the sinful and broken human condition He remained without sin. What does the incarnation mean for our evaluation of material existence? God created the material world and, at the right time Christ entered into the reality of daily life on this planet. The incarnation demonstrates, against a Platonic view, that rebellion against God, not physical matter, is our problem. This is the reality into which God has placed us and in which the drama of salvation takes place. This demonstration that His creation is good is central to our understanding of what it means to be spiritual.