was born in the reign of Augustus C«sar, and that Jesus Christ wept, was weary, suffered, died, yet is the same yesterday, today, and forever and, on the other hand, that a divine Savior redeemed us upon the cross, and that the human Christ is present with his people even to the end of the world ( <490123>Ephesians 1:23; 4:10; <402820>Matthew 28:20).
<450103> Romans 1:3 ? ?his Son, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh?; <600313>1 Peter 3:13 ? ?Christ also suffered for sins once...being put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit?; <540205>1 Timothy 2:5 ? ?one mediator also between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus?; <580102>Hebrews 1:2, 3 ? ?his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things...who being the effulgence of his glory when he had made purification of sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high?; <490122> Ephesians 1:22, 23 ? ?put all things in subjection under his feet, and gave him to be head of all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all?; 4:10 ? ?He that descended is the same also that ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things?; <402820>Matthew 28:20 ? ?lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.?
Mason, Faith of the Gospel, 142-145 ? ?Mary was Theotokos, but she was not the mother of Christ?s God-hood, but of his humanity. We speak of the blood of God the Son, but it is not as God that he has blood. The hands of the babe Jesus made the worlds, only in the sense that he whose hands they were was the Agent in creation. Spirit and body in us are not merely put side by side and insulated from each other. The spirit does not have the rheumatism, and the reverent body does not commune with God. The reason why they affect each other is because they are equally ours. Let us also avoid sensuous, fondling, modes of addressing Christ (modes which dishonor him and enfeeble the soul of the worshiper). Let us also avoid, on the other hand, such phrases as ?the dying God?, which loses the manhood in the Godhead.? Charles Spurgeon remarked that people who ?dear? everybody reminded him of the woman who said she had been reading in ?dear Hebrews.?
(c) The constant Scriptural representations of the infinite value of Christ?s atonement and of the union of the human race with God, which has been secured in him are intelligible only when Christ is regarded, not as a man of God, but as the God-man in whom the two natures are united. That what each does has the value of both.
<620202> 1 John 2:2 ? ?he is the propitiation for our sins and not for ours only, but also for the whole world,? ? as John in his gospel proves that Jesus
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