The Core Truth:
A God who is great but not good is an all-powerful monster. A God who is good but not all-powerful can’t save us. But in Scripture we discover a God who’s not only all-powerful, loving, and merciful, but also one who took it upon himself to interrupt the self-destructive course of human history. Jesus Christ was born of a virgin, lived a righteous life, suffered in our place, and was raised on the third day. In the cross and the resurrection of Christ, more than any other place, we see that God overcomes evil with good.
Christians celebrate God’s surpassing greatness. But they also revel in his kindness and mercy.