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This post is dedicated to Celucien L. Joseph, who wrote the 1st ever post dedicated to me on the question: Is the Bible Theocentric or Christocentric? My answer: In a sense, both. Ultimately, however, I’m inclined to say it’s theocentric, since the only reason Christ is worshipped in the Bible is because he is believed to actually be … G O D.
The only grounds for being Christocentric in the Bible are based on theocentric presuppositions. That Christ is G O D in the flesh, reveals and carries out perfectly the will of G O D, reveals G O D more precisely to the people of G O D, is the mediator between G O D and humanity, reconciles people to G O D through his incarnation, death, burial, and resurrection, etc.
Given 1) the comparative amount of literature that focuses on G O D (Yahweh) vs. the smaller amount of biblical literature that focuses on Christ, and 2) the theocentric grounds for Christocentricity, a better argument can be made that the Bible is ultimately more theocentric than Christocentric.
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