Sunday, March 22, 2015

Christ's human nature

"What is Christ's human nature? That is the rock on which many gallant ships have struck. It is not a person, having a distinct existence apart from the Deity of Christ; but it is a nature: what the Holy Ghost calls a "Holy Thing" (Luke 1:35); "a body that God had prepared for him" (Heb. 10:5), taken into intimate, mysterious, and inexplicable union with the Person of the Son of God. So that, whatever that human nature did and suffered, from its intimacy and union with the Son of God, the Son of God did and suffered." -- J. C. Philpot

"Mr. Philpot used the correct terminology in describing this union when he said it was an “inexplicable union”.  We often spend too much time trying to explain the unexplainable and simply wind up where Job did, with our mouths closed in wondrous amazement." -- Mike McInnis

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