Thursday, 2 June 2016


In conversation with Bishop Corentinus, Gratillonius, former Mithraist and King of Ys, approaches Christian faith:

"'I've been thinking what manhood was His, to die on the Cross when He could have called the legions of Heaven down to save and avenge Him.'"
-Poul and Karen Anderson, The Dog And The Wolf, Chapter XV, section 5, p. 296.

Gratillonius accepts this story at face value. Could Christ have called legions and why did He have to die on the cross?

There are many images of the Crucifixion but I really do not like pictures of impalement. This image just shows a cross as a symbol.

1 comment:

Sean M. Brooks said...

Kaor, Paul!

The question of WHY the Son of God had to suffer and die on the cross has troubled many theologians over the centuries. One suggestion I read was that only by becoming Man Himself, as well as God, could Christ bridge the gap between fallen mankind and God. Others have wondered if a simple sigh or tear could have redeemed mankind. Logically, the latter would have been sufficient, but God chose the former.

And Our Lord could have called down legions of angels if He had so wished (see Matthew 26.53).