Jesus’ core identity is not “redeemer,” and that matters.

If the Son is pre-existent with the Father (as Trinitarian theology asserts), then “Redeemer” is not part of his core identity. It is something the Son became on our behalf. “Redeemer” is a word that describes the Son’s relationship with us, not the essence of the Son’s being. Somehow that seems like an important point to me. It makes God […]