Ministry: Reflection of Christ Alone?

Gerhardus Vos once wrote:


“Paul beholds the glory of Christ as in a mirror, or, according to another rendering, reflects it as a mirror.  His entire task, both on its communicative and on its receptive side, can be summed up in his reflecting back the Christ-glory caught by himself unto others.  To behold Christ and to make others behold him is the substance of his ministry.  All the distinctive elements of Paul’s preaching relate to Christ, and bear upon their face his image and superscription.  God is the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.  The Spirit is the Spirit of Christ. In the procuring of righteousness Christ is the one efficient cause.  In Christ believers were chosen, called, justified, and will be glorified.  To be converted is to die with Christ and to rise with him.  The entire Christian life, root and stem and branch and blossom, is one continuous fellowship with Christ.”


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