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( < 431705> John 17 5), riches ( < 470806> 2 Corinthians 8 6), divine form ( < 501706> Philippians 2 6). This divesting is the becoming man. The humiliation then, was a giving up of the use, not of the possession, but of the divine nature and attributes. That man can thus give up self-consciousness and powers we see every day but man does not thereby , cease to be man. So we maintain that the Logos, when he became man, did not divest himself of his divine person and nature, which...

Analytic Hierarchy Process

Likewise take great heed lest, in attributing to Scripture more than it can have, the incredibility of that do cause even those things which it hath more abundantly to be less reverently esteemed. Baxter, Works, 21 319 Those men who think that these human imperfections of the writers do extend further, and may appear in some passages of chronologies or history which are no part of the rule of faith and life, do not hereby destroy the Christian cause. For God might enable his apostles to an...

It Is Pleasing To God Whenever Thou Rejoicest Or Laughest From The Bottom Of Thy Heart. --martin Luther

Decrees and freedom seem to be mismatched, but they are not so. Even Jonathan Edwards, with his deterministic theory of the will, could, in his sermon on Pressing into the Kingdom, insist on the use of means, and could appeal to men as if they had the power to choose between the motives of self and of God. God s sovereignty and human freedom are like the positive and the negative poles of the magnet they are inseparable from one another and are both indispensable elements in the attraction of...