Monday, December 31, 2007

The Two Natures in Christ "The Divine Nature in Christ"--Martin Chemnitz

"And since it is the greatest and sweetest consolation for us that, although our wretched human nature because of sin has been torn away and alienated from God, who is life itself (Eph. 4:8, Is 49:8 ff.), yet His physical body, which is of the same substance with us, is most intimately joined and united with the divine nature in the person of the Son of God because of the hypostatic union, that in this way the restitution and reparation of it [our human nature] becomes surer and more certain, and thus we in turn are made participants of the divine nature in Christ (2 Peter 1:4), and thus also receive fellowship with the Father, the Son, and the holy Ghost. (1 John 1:3)...Paul in Col 2:9...states the foundation of all our comfort is the fact that the whole fullness of deity dwells bodily in Christ."

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