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defended against the Eutychians and Monothelites, and which our Reformed churches in particular have maintained in opposition to the Lutherans and Mystics, is opposed by the Ethical view all along the line. The late Prof. Chantepie de la Saussaye said distinctly in his Inaugural that it was impossible to maintain the old representation on this point, which was also upheld by our Confes-

and that his confession of the Mediator was another. Hence the Ethical wing deviates from the old paths not only in the matter of the Scripture, but also in the confession of the person of the

sion

,

Redeemer. It teaches what the Reformed churches have always and denies what the Reformed churches have always main-

denied,

tained in opposition to churches less correct in their views. Under the influence which Schleiermacher's training among the

Moravian brethren, and his pantheistic development and Lutheran dogmatics, have exerted upon the Ethicals, a Christ is preached by them who is not the Christ to whom the orthodox Church of all ages has bowed the knee; and whose confession has always been preserved incorrupt by the Reformed, and especially by our national,

For their conclusions are as follows That the Incarnation of the Son of God would have taken place even if Adam had not sinned. 2d. That He is Mediator not only between the sinner and the holy God, but also between the finite and the infinite. 3d. That the two natures mix together, and communicate their attributes to each other in such a measure that from Him, who is both God and man, there proceeds that which is divine-hutnan. 4th. That this divine-human nature is communicated to believtheologians. I

St.

ers also.

immediately recognized by the use of the word its use in every instance. On the contrary, when it refers not to the natures, but to ih.Q person, its use is legitimate, for in the one person the two natures are inseparably united. Still it is better in our days to be chary of the word. Divine-human has in the present time a pantheistic meaning, denoting that the contrast existing between God and man did not exist in Jesus, but that in Him the antithesis of the divine and This error

divine-human.

the

is

Not that we condemn

human was not found. And this is wholly anti-Scriptural, and

results in its final conse-

For the actual result

quences in a pure theosophy. of the two natures; a divine nature in God. a

is

a blending

human

nature in

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

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The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 370

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