is the Son of God, the Word, God, so in his first Epistle he proves that the Son of God, the Word, God, has become man; Ephesians2:16-18 ? ?might reconcile them both [Jew and Gentile] in one body unto God through the cross, having slain the enmity thereby; he came and preached peace to you that were far off, and peace to them that were nigh: for through him we both have our access in one Spirit unto the Father?; 21, 22 ? ?in whom each several building, fitly framed together, groweth into a holy temple in the Lord in whom ye also are budded together for a habitation of God in the Spirit?; <610104>2 Peter 1:4 ? ?that through these [promises] ye may become partakers of the divine nature.? John Caird, Fund. Ideas of Christianity, 2:107 ? ?We cannot separate Christ?s divine from his human acts, without rending in twain the unity of his person and life.?
(d) It corroborates this view to remember that the universal Christian consciousness recognizes in Christ a single and undivided personality and expresses this recognition in its services of song and prayer.
The foregoing proof of the union of a perfect human nature and of a perfect divine nature in the single person of Jesus Christ suffices to refute both the Nestorian separation of the natures and the Eutychian confounding of them. Certain modern forms of stating the doctrine of this union, however ? forms of statement into which there enter some of the misconceptions already noticed ? need a brief examination, before we proceed to our own attempt at elucidation.
Dorner, Glaubenslehre, 2:403-411 (Syst. Doct., 3:300-308) ? ?Three ideas are included in incarnation:
(1) assumption of human nature on the part of the Logos ( <580214>Hebrews 2:14 ? partook of...flesh and blood?; <470519>2 Corinthians 5:19 ? ?God was in Christ?; <510209>Colossians 2:9 ? ?in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily?;
(2) new creation of the second Adam, by the Holy Ghost and power of the Highest ( <450514>Romans 5:14 ? ?Adam?s transgression, who is a figure of him that was to come?; <461522>1 Corinthians 15:22 ? ?as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive?; 15:45 ? ?The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam became a life-giving Spirit?; <420135>Luke 1:35 ? ?the Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee?; <400120>Matthew 1:20 ? ?that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit?);
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