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J. Gresham Machen, in his Christian View of Man, a series of lectures that he originally read on the radio, says:

Do you not see, my friends? That is the reason why the Christian clings to the doctrine of the deity of Christ. He does not approach it as a cold academic matter, but he comes to it as a drowning man lays hold of a plank that may save him from the abyss. No lesser Christ could save us; this Christ alone could save us from eternal death (p. 23).