The Rational Test; Bible Doctrine in the Light of Reason
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...on His hands that did not belong to the original man. He had not only to become the new Federal Head of the race; He also had to rescue a race that was lost and steeped in sin; He had, in addition, to make atonement for the sin that had outraged God's moral law. So we repeat, He had to be more than an immaculate man as Adam was. He had to be God as well as man; divine as well as human. And we maintain that, in the very constitution of things, if He had been generated in the natural way, even though all the corruption inherent in such an act had been eliminated, there would not have been the possibility of a real, vital, personal union of divinity and humanity in His person. In order to constitute a divine-human personality, the divine Being had to enter into the procreative depths of humanity and select and assume a human nature of His formation and purifying, and unite Himself personally with it. It must be bone of our bone, flesh of our flesh, soul of our soul, in order to be organically connected with the human race; but it must be our nature lifted out of itself, separated, purified, transmuted--a human nature that, strangely and mysteriously enough, could be "tempted in all points like as we are, yet without sin." Perhaps it may still be urged by the objector that the human nature of Christ might have been procreated in the natural way and the divine Logos connected with it, thus making, after all, a divine-human personality. A little sturdy thought will convince anyone that such a procedure would have been contrary to the very nature of things--unconstitutional as well as illogical. First, it would have been simply a connection of the divine with the human nature, not an assumption of the human nature by the divine. Hence...
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