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Plato on How the Perfect Man Would Be Treated

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platoIt’s fascinating to think of all the ways that God testifies about His Son.  Nearly 400 years before the birth of Jesus, as you know, a man named Plato wrote a treatise on government called “The Republic.”  In it, Plato wrote the following: If the perfectly just (i.e., righteous) man were to come into the world…He will be scourged, racked, bound. He will have his eyes burned out. And at last, after suffering every kind of evil, he will be impaled.” (Since crucifixion was already a standard form of execution in Plato’s time, some translators actually use the word “crucified.”).” 

As you also know, the perfectly just man has already come into the world, and they did to Him whatever they pleased. “He came unto His own, but His own did not receive Him.”  Plato was no exponent of biblical religion, but God granted him sufficient wisdom to see what would happen to a perfect man upon entering a world populated with prideful people like you and me. ” He knew enough about the nature of humankind to know that we would not run to embrace the perfect man. For he threatens our little empires, indeed, every empire that is not of Him.

“And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel, who is called the God of the whole earth,” and I might add, even God of the mind of Plato. May we have eyes to see Jesus, and in seeing, embrace what we see to the full.

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

May 1, 2013 at 6:03 pm

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