Friday, April 11, 2008

Christ, the salvation of relevance

"The central dogma of the Incarnation is that by which relevance stands or falls.  If Christ was only man, then He is entirely irrelevant to any thought about God; if He is only God, then He is entirely irrelevant to any experience of human life.  It is, in the strictest sense, necessary to the salvation of relevance that a man should believe rightly the Incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Unless he believes rightly, there is not the faintest reason why he should believe at all."

Dorothy Sayers, Creed or Chaos?, page 36.