John Davenant on the divine simplicity and the deity of Christ

Reformed Covenanter

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All the fulness of the Godhead.] That is, not some portion of the Divinity, which the Gentiles had an erroneous persuasion of concerning their false gods; neither excellent endowments of Divine grace and munificence only, which are common to angels, and prophets, and other holy men: but the Lογος itself—true and perfect God, with all his Divine attributes, namely, infinite wisdom, power, goodness, dwells in this human nature of Christ.

And the Apostle seems to allude to the ark of the covenant: for God promised that he would dwell there, hear them from thence, and be propitious to them: and, furthermore, the Apostle intimates, that the ark and the propitiatory, or mercy-seat, were types of Christ, and that the Deity dwelt in a much more excellent way in his human nature, than he did formerly in the tabernacle, concerning which it is written, Exod. xxix. 44, 45, I will sanctify the tabernacle of the testimony, and I will dwell among the children of Israel, &.c.

As, therefore, the Jews, who had an appointed place whence God uttered his oracles, and made known his will, could not, without sin, enquire elsewhere about things pertaining to God; so we, who have the fulness of the Godhead dwelling in the body of Christ, cannot seek either the will of God or our salvation elsewhere, without the greatest folly and impiety. ...

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