Glorification of the Human (Continued)

5. That the Divine Human is to be approached, is evident from the following passages: — “That all should honor the Son even as they honor the Father” (John 5:23). — “If ye had known me, you would have known my Father also” (John 8:19). — “He that seeth me seeth Him that sent me” (John 12:45). — “If ye have known me, ye have known my Father also; and from henceforth ye know Him and have seen Him” (John 14:7; 13:20). The Reason is, that no onecan see Divine itself, which is called the Father, but the Divine Human; for the Lord says: — “No one hath ever seen God: the only-begotten Son who is in the bosom of the Father, He hath declared Him” (John 1:18; 6:46; 5:37).

6. Because the Lord made his Human Divine from the Divine in Himself, and because it is to be approached (and this is the Son of God), therefore the Lord, who is in the both the Father and the Son, is to be believed in. This is manifest from these passages: — “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become children of God, to them that believe in his name” (John 1:12). — “That every one that believeth in Him may not perish, but have eternal life” ( 3:15). — “God so loved the world that He gave his only-begotten Son, that every one that believeth in Him . . . might have ever lasting life” (3:16). — “He that believeth in the Son is not judged; but he that believeth not is judged already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only-begotten Son of God” (3:18). — “He that believeth in the Son hath everlasting life; but he that believeth not the Son shall not see life, but the anger of God abideth on him” (3:36). — “The bread of God is He that cometh down from heaven, and giveth life to the world. . .He that cometh to Me shall never hunger, and he that believeth in Me shall never thirst” (John 6:33, 35; 6:40; 6:28-29; 6:47; 7:37-38; 8:24; 11:25; 12:46; 8:12; 12:36; 5:25; 15:4-5; 14:20; 17:23; 14:6).

In these passages, and in all others where “the Father” is named, the Divine which was in the Lord from conception is meant; which, according to the doctrine of faith in the Christian world, was as the soul in the body. The Human itself from this Divine is “the Son of God.” Now because this also was made Divine, lest man should approach the Father alone, and thereby in thought, faith and thence in worship, should separate the Father from the Lord in whom He is, therefore . . . the Lord also teaches that He is to be believed in, and that man is saved by faith directed to Him. With many in Christendom no idea can be conceived of the Human being made Divine in the Lord, chiefly for the reason that they think of manfrom his material and not fromhis spiritual body; when yet all the angels who are spiritual, are also men in full form; and everything Divine which proceeds from Jehovah God, from its firsts in heaven to its lst in the world, tends to the human form.

from The Human Made Divine, Pages 133-134

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