Saturday, November 28, 2009
Error has always assailed the glorious Person of Christ, either in His Godhead or in His sacred humanity. Our churches came into existence as a separate body through a holy jealousy to defend the sacred doctrine of Christ’s eternal Sonship in His divine nature, when some Baptists were denying this.
Christ is true Almighty God, the Son of the Father in truth and love, the second glorious Person in the Godhead. It is because of who He is that there is value in the work He performed.
In His incarnation the Son of God took our nature, without sin, a true human body and a true human soul into lasting union with His divine nature. He is “Man to suffer, God to save.”
“Without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh.”
(1 Timothy 3:16)
It is vital that we believe in the true Godhead and true humanity of the Lord Jesus:
“Could we His Person learn to prize,
We more should prize His grace.”
And O to see the wonders of His matchless condescension and love in being “made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death”!
This is the Rock foundation on which the church is built.
By B.A. Ramsbottom