The Lion of Judah

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This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Knowing Jesus

In the book of Revelation, Jesus is called the Lion of the tribe of Judah. Someone recently noted that this Lion of Judah is not a tame lion. Which led me to ponder what we have made of Jesus the Christ. It is also true that Jesus is the Lamb of God, but that is only for the purpose of dying. The risen Christ is once again a Lion, and he has not been tamed.

We are nearing the end of the age of relevant Christianity. The older—not the oldest, but the older generation has been in a long chase after something they call relevance. Youth are into rock and roll, so let’s do Christian Rock. Christianity should be made relevant to the younger generation.

The generation that is now passing strove to make Jesus relevant to the times. Even to make Jesus easy. I think that is a terrible mistake. Jesus is what he is, who he is. People do not need Jesus made into the mundane. They have more than enough of that already. They need to encounter the Lion of Judah.

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Ronald L. Dart

Ronald L. Dart (1934–2016) — People around the world have come to appreciate his easy style, non-combative approach to explaining the Bible, and the personal, almost one-on-one method of explaining what’s going on in the world in the light of the Bible. After retiring from teaching and church administration in 1995 he started Christian Educational Ministries and the Born to Win radio program.

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