In Christ Two Natures Met to Be Thy Cure

Saturday, 31 Oct 2015

'We praise the incarnate Lord, for in him God's supreme glory is revealed'¦and in him our nature's supreme happiness is realized at the Father's right hand.'
In Christ two natures met to be thy cure.’ George Herbert’s elegant line captures two essential features of Christian teaching about Jesus Christ. The first feature concerns the consequence of the incarnation: ‘In Christ two natures met.’ At the Father’s sovereign behest, by the Spirit’s power, the Son of God became one of us, assuming human nature in Mary’s womb, with the result that two natures, divine and human, ‘met’ in one person. The second feature concerns the ends of the incarnation: ‘to be thy cure.’ The Word became flesh, not to benefit himself but ...

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