Robert Rollock on the equality of the Father and the Son

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Next he comes to the Father, and he says, and God our Father. There then the two persons which are the two fountains of all grace that comes to man in the world. Mark here a double honour given to Christ. First he is joined with the Father as a fountain of all grace, and next he is first named: for he says, I pray the Lord Jesus: and then he says, and God our Father. He puts the Father in the second room, albeit in other places he puts God the father in the first room, as ye may find in all his salutations. Now what must follow on this? Even this, that Jesus Christ is very God, as he is very man, coessential of the same nature with God, coequal, of the same dignity and majesty with the Father, and coeternal with him; if this were not, he could not have given him such a style without blasphemy against God.

The old Heretics thought they got a great advantage of such places of the Scripture that placed the Father in the first room, to conclude that Jesus Christ was not only inferior, but far unequal to God the Father, and especially they gather it out of these words, I baptise thee in the name of the Father, and of the Son, &c. Ergo, say they, the Son is inferior. But look here and ye will find that Christ is named in the first room. ...

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