We have taken the infinitely glorious Son of God, who endured the infinitely terrible wrath of God and who now reigns as the infinitely worthy Lord of all, and we have reduced him to a poor, puny Savior who is just begging for us to accept him.
Accept him? Do we really think Jesus needs our acceptance? Don’t we need him?
Sometimes sacred cows need sacrificing. That picture of Jesus at the door, knocking? Ever notice there is no door knob?
My friend, Paul Davis, calls this the “Pathetic Jesus,” pleading for us to please let him in. Platt is correct that the contemporary church has a very poor, puny, and pathetic understanding of the Jesus of the Bible.