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XVIII. Guiltless

and Without

Sin.

" For such an High Priest became us, is holy,

from

who

harmless, undefiled, separate

sinners,

heavens."

and made higher than the

Heb.

vii. 26.

Throughout the ages the Church has confessed that Christ took upon Himself real human nature from the virgin Mary, not as it was before the fall, but such as it had become by and after the fall. This is clearly stated in Heb. ii. 14, 17 " Forasmuch as the children are partakers of flesh and blood. He also Himself took part of the same. Wherefore in all things it behooved Him to be :

.

made

,

.

unto His brethren, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people." It was even such a partaking of our nature as would like

make Him self

He Himthem that are

feel Satan's goad, for there follows: " In that

hath suffered, being tempted.

He

is

able to succor

Upon the authority of the divine Word we can not doubt then that the Son of God became man in our fallen nature. It is our misery, by virtue of the inherited guilt of Adam, that we can not live and act but as partakers of the flesh and blood corrupted

tempted."

by the

And since we as children are partakers of flesh and He also become partaker of the same. Hence it can strongly emphasized that the Son of God, walking among the same nature in which we spend our lives that His

fall.

blood, so

is

not be too

men, bore flesh had the same origin as our flesh that the blood which ran through His veins is the same as our blood, and came to Him as well as to us from the same fountain in Adam. We must feel, and dare confess, that in Gethsemane our Savior agonized in our flesh and blood that it was our flesh and blood that were nailed to the cross. The " blood of reconciliation " is taken from the very blood which thirsts after reconciliation. With equal assurance, however, bowing to the authority of the Scripture, we confess that this intimate union of the Son of God with the fallen human nature does not imply the least participation ;

;

;

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Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

The work of the Holy Spirit - pagina 124

Bekijk de hele uitgave van maandag 1 januari 1900

Abraham Kuyper Collection | 704 Pagina's

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