Monday, May 4, 2009

True man but without fault and corruption

Institutes of the Christian Religion (1559) - John Calvin
Book 2 - God the Redeemer

Chapter 13 - 
Christ Assumed the True Substance of Human Flesh
Section 3 - Christ's descent through the virgin Mary: an absurdity exposed
Luke 1:42; Ps 132:11; 2 Sam 7:12; Acts 2:30.
Matthew's geneology of Jesus is Joseph's.
They try to say Mary - and all women - are without seed. Absurd.
Since the woman shares in the act of generation, Christ was begotten of Mary - Gal 4:4.
Mary was thus related to Joseph.

Section 4 - True man - and yet sinless! - True man - and yet eternal God!
Rom 5:12, 15, 18 - through one Man grace abounded.
God exempted Him from corruption, though born of a woman.
The Word was not confined within the one man;
He did not leave heaven as He went to the manger and the cross.

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