A Jesus-like God

The gospel begins with Jesus, not with God. Apart from Jesus you know little or nothing about God, and what you know is wrong. If you don’t see God in the face of Jesus, you see something other that God—and different.

Jesus is the self-revelation of God:
God meeting us in understandable form,
human form, the Word become flesh.

God is a Jesus-like God . . . apart from Jesus your ideas of God become strange and uncertain. When you lose Jesus, you lose God . . . the more I know of Jesus the more I know of God.

–E. Stanley Jones
(1884–1973)

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  1. Great Quote! I was wondering if E. Stanley Jones wrote this in one of his books? Do you know where I could find it?

    • I can’t put my finger on the source at this moment. However E. Stanley Jones said something similar in a few of his books. For instance, in “The Word Became Flesh,” p. 196 and “Mastery,” p. 4. I hope this is of help.

      • I came across the source of this quote. It is Jones’ book, his autobiography— “A Song of Ascents,” p. 354-

  2. Thank you!


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