“We thus begin from the flesh of Christ and from there mount to communion with the deity of the Logos, and from there to communion with the entire Trinity”

It is also the nature of the hypostatic union that now after the incarnation the person of the Logos cannot and ought not to be considered or made an object of faith outside of, without or separate from the assumed nature, nor in turn the assumed flesh outside of and without the Logos, if we wish to think reverently and correctly. Indeed, since for us poor sinners there is no approach open to the bare divine majesty any more than for a blade of straw to a consuming fire, the divine nature of the Logos assumed a nature of the same substance with ours and akin to ours, in which He placed the whole fullness of the deity personally, so that in this object which is of the same substance with ours and akin to us we might know God, seek, and grasp Him. For in the flesh of Christ dwells the whole fullness of the deity of the Son, and the Father is in the Son. We thus begin from the flesh of Christ and from there mount to communion with the deity of the Logos, and from there to communion with the entire Trinity.

Martin Chemnitz

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3 Responses to “We thus begin from the flesh of Christ and from there mount to communion with the deity of the Logos, and from there to communion with the entire Trinity”

  1. Tobias Bellhouse says:

    Dear Father Adrian

    Hello again and I hope that you are well. I am very sorry to bother you Once again but I come to you with a theological question and your opinion would be extremely valuable.

    My cousin is an atheist of the school of Christopher Hitchens and he posed this question, Why should a loving God wait millions of years before sending his Son to save and deify the human race ? What of the countless millions who died in earlier eras, who had never been baptised or received the Holy Sacraments ? We’re they to be condemned to hell ?

    I would be deeply obliged to receive your opinion and the opinions of anybody else on this wonderful blog.

    Yours in Christ

    Tobias Bellhouse

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    • Fr Aidan Kimel says:

      Tobias, if we believe that God is absolute and unconditional Love, then we need not fear that God will abandon anyone. As far as those who were born before Jesus, we know that Jesus descended into Hades to preach to them the good news of his death and resurrection. Christ is risen!

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  2. David Llewellyn Dodds says:

    While it may not appeal/speak to you – though, equally, it may – David Jones’s poetic work, Anathémata (1952), has some fine and lovely imagining which strikes me as very much related to this (if there is a likely library – or even bookshop – nearby to have a good browse) – I think in section I, “Rite and Fore-time”, but I will not delay submitting this to go searching….

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