The Maternal and Paternal Human

The Lord successively put off the human taken from the mother, and put on the Human from the Divine in Himself, which is the Divine Human and the Son of God–That the Lord had a Divine and a human,–the Divine from Jehovah the Father, and a human from the virgin Mary,–is known. Thence it is that He was God and Man; and thus He had a Divine essence and a human nature,–the Divine nature from the Father and the human nature from the mother; and thence He was equal to the Father as to the Divine, and less than the Father as to the human: also (as the doctrine of faith which is called the Athanasian Creed teaches), that He did not transmute this human nature from the mother into the Divine essence, nor commix it with it; for the human nature cannot be transmuted into the Divine essence, nor can it be commixed with it.

And yet from the same creed is our doctrine, that the Divine took on the Human, that is, united itself to it, as the soul unites itself to its body, until they were not two, but one Person. From this it follows, that He put off the human from the mother, which in itself was like the human of another man and thus material, and put on the Human from the Father, which in itself was like his Divine, and thus substantial; from which the Human also was made Divine. Thence it is that the Lord in the Word of the Prophets, even as to the Human is called “Jehovah” and “God;” and in the Word of Evangelists “the Lord,” “God,’ “The Messiah” or Christ, and “the Son of God,” in whom men are to believe, and by whom they are to be save.

from The Human Made Divine, Pages 139-140

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