The Maternal and Paternal Human (Continued)

That the Lord put off the human from the mother, and put on the Human from the Divine in Himself which is called the Father, is manifest also from this, that whenever He spake to the mother with his own mouth, He did not call her mother, but “woman.”

We read only three times times in the Evangelists that He spake with his own mouth to the mother and of her; and then did not acknowledge her as mother. We read in John, twice, that He called her “woman:” (John 2:3-4; 19:26-27.) Once that he did not acknowledge her; in Luke: (Luke 8:20-21; Matthew 12:46-49; Mark 3:31-35.)

In other places Mary is called his mother, but not his own mouth. This is also confirmed by his not acknowledging Himself to be the son of David; for we red in the Evangelists: “Jesus asked the Pharisees, saying, What think ye of Christ? Whose son is He? They say to Him, David’s. He said to them, How, then, doth David in spirit call Him his Lord, saying, The Lord said to my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, till I make thy enemies thy footstool. If, then, David calleth Him Lord, how is He his son? And no one was also to answer Him a word” (Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37; Luke 20:41-44; Psalm 110:1).

From these passages it is evident that the Lord, as to the glorified Human, was not the son of Mary nor of David. What his glorified Human was, He showed to Peter, James, and John, when He was transfigured before them, in that “His face shone as the sun, and his garments were as the light; . . . and then a voice out of the cloud said, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him” (Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-8; Luke 9:28-36). The Lord was also seen by John, “As the Sun shining in his strength” (Revelation 1:16).

from The Human Made Divine, Pages 141-142

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