<401127> Matthew 11:27 ? ?no one knoweth the Son, save the Father; neither doth any know the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him.? Here it seems to be intimated that the mystery of the nature of the Son is even greater than that of the Father. Shedd, Hist. Doct., 1:408 ? The Person of Christ is in some respects more baffling to reason than the Trinity. Yet there is a profane neglect, as well as a profane curiosity: <510127>Colossians 1:27 ? ?the riches of the glory of this mystery...which is Christ in you, the hope of glory?; 2:2, 3 ? ?the mystery of God, even Christ, in whom are all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge hidden?; <540316>1 Timothy 3:16 ? ?great is the mystery of godliness; He who was manifested in the flesh? ? here the Vulgate, the Latin Fathers, and Buttmann make musth>rion the antecedent of o[v , the relative taking the natural gender of its antecedent, and kusth>rion referring to Christ; <580211>Hebrews 2:11 ? ?both he that sanctifieth and they that are sanctified are all of one [not father but race or substance]? (cf. <441726> Acts 17:26 ? ?he made of one every nation of men?) ? an allusion to the solidarity of the race and Christ?s participation in all that belongs to us.
<431703> John 17:3 ? ?this is life eternal, that they should know thee the only true God, and him who thou didst send, even Jesus Christ?; 20:27 ? ?Reach hither thy finger, and see my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and put it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing?; <422439>Luke 24:39 ? ?See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having?;
<500308> Philippians 3:8, 10 ? ?I count all things to be loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord...that I nay know him?; <620101>1 John 1:1 ? ?that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands handled, concerning the Word of life.?
Nash, Ethics and Revelation, 254, 255 ? ?Ranke said that Alexander was one of the few men in whom biography is identical with universal history. The words apply far better to Christ.? Crane, Religion of Tomorrow, 267 ? ?Religion being merely the personality of God, Christianity the personality of Christ.? Pascal: ?Jesus Christ is the center of everything and the object of everything, and he who does not know him knows nothing of the order of nature and nothing of himself.? Goethe in his last years wrote: ?Humanity cannot take a retrograde step and we may say that the Christian religion, now that it has once appeared, can never again disappear. Now that it has once found a divine embodiment, cannot again be dissolved.? H. B. Smith, that man of clear and devout thought, put his whole doctrine into one sentence: ?Let us come to Jesus, the
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