Posted by: chuckbumgardner | December 7, 2008

Flavel on the incarnation

(From today until December 25, I will be posting daily one or two quotations from church history regarding the incarnation.  Enjoy!)

He that intends to build high, lays the foundation deep and low. Christ must have a distinct glory in heaven, transcending that of angels and men, for the saints will know him from all others by his glory, as the sun is known from the lesser stars. And, as he must be exalted infintely above them, so he must first, in order thereunto, be humbled and abased as much below them: “His form was marred more than any man’s; and his visage more than the sons of men.” The ground [background] colors are a deep sable [black], which afterwards are laid on with all the splendour and glory of heaven.

John Flavel, “Sermon 18: Of the Necessity of Christ’s Humiliation”

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