Friday, January 2, 2015

A Voice from the Past - Hilary of Poitiers

My soul measured the mighty workings of God, wrought on the scale of His eternal omnipotence, not by its own powers of perception but by a boundless faith; and therefore refused to disbelieve, because it could not understand, that God was in the beginning with God; and that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, but bore in mind the truth that with the will to believe would come the power to understand.

Hilary of Poitiers, 300-368 AD, On the Trinity, Book I, 12 (translated by Rev. E. W. Watson and Rev. L. Pullan, The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Philip Schaff and Henry Wace, T & T Clarke and Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1997, Second series, Vol. IX, p. 43)

Why are the deity of Christ and the incarnation important? What do they mean to us today?


  1. The incarnation teaches us that Jesus is unique in all of history. Consequentially, because he is God who became man, everything and everyone must bow to his life, his ministry and his teachings.