A Commentary Upon the Gospel According to St. Luke, Tr. by R.p. Smith

Paperback | February 6, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1859 Excerpt: ... SERMON V. And the Child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, being filled C.ii. 40-52. with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him. And TMCTMn?er again; But Jesus increased in stature and wisdom and grace with God and men. TO say that the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon Him, must be taken as referring to His human nature. And examine, I pray you, closely the profoundness of the dispensation: the Word endures to be born in human fashion, although in His divine nature He has no beginning nor is subject to time: He Who as God is all perfect, submits to bodily growth: the Incorporeal has limbs that advance to the ripeness of manhood: He is filled with wisdom Who is Himself all wisdom. And what say we to this? Behold by these things Him Who was in the form of the Father made like unto us: the Rich in poverty: the High in humiliation: Him said to " receive," Whose is the fulness as God. So thoroughly did God the Word empty Himself! For what things are written of Him as a man shew the manner of the emptying. For it were a thing impossible for the Word begotten of God the Father to admit ought like this into His own nature: but when He became flesh, even a man like unto us, then He is born according to the flesh of a woman, and is said also to have been subject to the things that belong to man's state: and though the Word as being God could have made His flesh spring forth at once from the womb unto the measure of the perfect man, yet this would have been of the nature of a portent: and therefore He gave the habits and laws of human nature power even over His own flesh. Be not therefore offended, considering perchance within thy-From the self, How can God increase? or how can He Who gives grace to ange...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1859 Excerpt: ... SERMON V. And the Child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, being filled C.ii. 40-52. with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon H...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.54 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217668720

ISBN - 13:9780217668729

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