The wonder of God's grace!
This post continues a review of James B. (JB) Torrance's book, " Worship, Community and the Triune God of Grace ." For additional posts in the series, click a number: 1 , 2 , 3 , 5 , 6 , 7 . [Updated 12/3/2016] Through the incarnation, life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, our humanity has been re-created. This stunning gift of God's grace was accomplished on our behalf, not merely through what Jesus did (though it includes that), but by and through who Jesus is--- the God-man who in his vicarious humanity stands in for and represents us all. As JB likes to say, Jesus is the one and the many . In order to do for us what we could never do for ourselves, the eternal Son of God became fully human. In doing so, he assumed our fallen humanity (not some other type of human nature) so that we "might be turned back to God, in him by his sinless life in the Spirit and through him in us" (p. 53). Oh, the wonder of God's grace! Icon of