The Full Divinity Of Christ -- By: C. Caverno
BSac 71:281 (Jan 1914) p. 145
The Full Divinity Of Christ
If God would make revelation of himself in and to humanity, to me it would be a strange conclusion that he would appear in one of these realms to the exclusion of the other. Such half revelation is, to me, irrational. If he has made a being that can somewhat understand him in each of these realms and one who has to make adjustment in both, it seems to me he would wish to set forth the unity of both which exists in himself.
Wordsworth says: —
“Strange then not less than monstrous might be deemed
The failure if the Almighty ....
Liberal and undistinguishing
“in one realm
“Should hide excellencies”
in the other.
It makes no difference in which realm you start, you would expect expression of one mastery over the whole. That has
BSac 71:281 (Jan 1914) p. 146
been the common expectation of mankind. It was an expectation which met Jesus at every turn. He respected it. Over and over again he asserted his mastery in both departments. “Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.” Questioned as to his authority in the field of psychics, he said: “But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, . . . I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy bed, and go thy way into thine house.” This command the sick of the palsy executed, and the multitudes “were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion” (Mark 2:3–12). That multitude did not seem to doubt that they had seen theistic control from Jesus in) the domain of physics.
Over and over Jesus appealed to what he did in physics as confirming what he said in psychics. “If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin; but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father” (John 15:24). Here ...
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