of our own possible being while at the same time it reveals our infinite shortcoming and the source from which all restoration must come.
Gore, Incarnation, 168 ? ?Jesus Christ is the catholic man. In a sense, all the greatest men have overlapped the boundaries of their time. ?The truly great Have all one age and from one visible space Shed influence. They, both in power and act Are permanent, and time is not with them, Save as it worketh for them, they in it.? But in a unique sense the manhood of Jesus is catholic because it is exempt, not from the limitations which belong to manhood, but from the limitations which make our manhood narrow and isolated, merely local or national.? Dale, Ephesians, 42 ? ?Christ is a servant and something more. There is an ease, a freedom, and a grace, about his doing the will of God, which can belong only to a Son...here is nothing constrained...he was born to it. He does the will of God as a child does the will of its father, naturally, as a matter of course, almost without thought...no irreverent familiarity about his communion with the Father but also no truce of fear, or even of wonder. Prophets had fallen to the ground when the divine glory was revealed to them, but Christ stands calm and erect. A subject may lose his self-possession in the presence of his prince but not a son.?
Mason, Faith of the Gospel, 148 ? ?What once he had perceived, he thenceforth knew. He had opinions, no conjectures nor we are never told that he forgot nor even that he remembered, which would imply a degree of forgetting. We are not told that he arrived at truths by the process of reasoning them out but he reasons them out for others. It is not recorded that he took counsel or formed plans but he desired and he purposed and he did one thing with a view to another.? On Christ, as the ideal man, see Griffith-Jones, Ascent through Christ, 307-336; F. W. Robertson, Sermon on The Glory of the Divine Son, 2nd Series, Sermon XIX; Wilberforce, Incarnation, 22-99; Ebrard, Dogmatik, 2:25; Moorhouse, Nature and Revelation, 37; Tennyson, Introduction to In Memoriam; Farrar, Life of Christ, 1:148-154, and 2:exeursus iv; Bushnell, Nature and the Supernatural, 278-332; Thomas Hughes, The Manliness of Christ; Hopkins, Scriptural Idea of Man, 121-145; Tyler, in Bibliotheca Sacra, 22:51, 620; Dorner, Glaubenslehre, 2:451 sq .
(d) A human nature that found its personality only in union with the divine nature. In other words, a human nature impersonal, in the sense that it had no personality separate from the divine nature and prior to its union therewith.
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