Stephen Charnock on the deity and humanity of Christ

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We must know God as the Father of Christ; we must know him in that relation to Christ, without which knowledge we can have no right conceptions of the economy of redemption, because all proceeds from the Father through the Son. That which is the greatest stumbling-block in the text is that clause, ‘thee the only true God,’ whereby some would exclude the deity of Christ.

Christ prays to the Father, and acknowledgeth him the only true God; if the Father therefore, say some, be the only true God, then Christ is not God, and they tell us that Christ is Deus factus, Deus constitutus. But to say a made God, is as great nonsense as to say an uncreated creature. Both carry a contradiction in the terms. The Scripture doth frequently and plainly assert the deity of Christ: no creature can be equal with God. But Christ was ‘in the form of God,’ and ‘thought it no robbery to be equal with God,’ Philip, ii. 6. ...

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