Alexamenos worships his god

But if the Messiah’s crucifixion was scandalous to Jews, it was sheer madness to non-Jews. The early cultured despisers of Christianity had no trouble mocking the very idea of worshipping a crucified man. A famous cartoon from the Palatine in Rome, dated to some point during the first three centuries of the common era, makes the point. It reads, “Alexamenos worships his god,” and features a crucified figure with a donkey’s head (below).

How easy it would have been for the early Christians to tone down the fact of the cross, to highlight instead the life-giving force of the resurrection and the power of the Holy Spirit. How “sensible” it might have been to draw a discreet veil over the manner of Jesus’s death that had preceded this sudden new life.

N. T. Wright, The Day The Revolution Began

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What is God?

Westminster Shorter Catechism:
“God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth” – a statement wich the great Charles Hodge described as “probably the best definition of God ever penned by man”. J.I. Packer, Knowing God, p.17

Un Dumnezeu glorios. That’s my King. Igniter

       Biserica a abandonat conceptia inalta despre Dumnezeu pe care o avea candva si a inlocuit-o cu una atat de ieftina si de lipsita de demnitate. Ea nu a facut lucrul acesta in mod deliberat, ci treptat si fara sa-si dea seama; si tocmai aceasta inconstienta a Bisericii face ca situatia ei sa fie cu atat mai tragica. Odata cu pierderea sentimentului maiestatii s-au pierdut si sentimentul de teama sfanta si cel al constientei prezentei divine. Ne-am pierdut spiritul de inchinare si capacitatea de a ne retrage in noi insine pentru a-L intampina pe Dumnezeu in tacere si adorare

A.W.Tozer – Cunoasterea celui preasfant –