is the plain good news—God
died immortal, loves all men equally
more equally than others,
comes not to judge but to judge, brings peace
a sword, frees us
into complete subjection where first
poor rich, and folly wisdom, where at the end
all shall be united, and split up.
three Gods, the riddle of the Trinity;
God-man, the paradox of incarnation;
world ruled by somebody else,
who makes disciples of their own free will—this is
whom we believe and don't believe.
And this we call the simple gospel truth.
A summary of thirteen unresolvable Christian theological conundrums. Most are paradoxes (that is, two logically incompatible assertions which are simultaneously held to be true). A few (such as poor/rich and first/last) are oxymorons, playing on different meanings of the same word.