I guess I could have given the text the benefit of the doubt, and at least finished it — but I had an issue with the position that Sweet & Viola put Christ. Too many times I felt that they read the supremacy of Christ in place of Christ’s being seated at the right hand of the Creator, God.
I truly do support the argument that the church today has put Christ in her peripherals, and she may wrongly put other matters in place of her, but I would argue that Christ came that we (humankind) would ultimately worship the Creator (who is Christ).
This is a fine line, I understand that, but it is Christ who intercedes for us IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD (Hebrews 9:24). God ought be the church’s focal point. All things are in God. Where do we draw the line? Do we draw the line? Are we truly to see the grand narrative as pointing to Christ … or should His story cause His creation to worship Him?
*This book was free with my promise to post an unbiased review.