What does Humanity mean in the Bible?

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1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Christ, Humanity of
Jesus Christ as man was in every respect like unto us, except in sin and the consequences of sin. Christ could not have been mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2) and the head of humanity, He could not have called Himself "Son of Man," unless He was a true and perfect man. A complete human nature implies, in the first place, a rational soul. Christ's soul differed from ours only in the marvelous perfections and graces with which it was enriched. His human intellect did not possess infinite knowledge which belonged only to His Divine intellect, but it possessed in the highest degree the beatific vision, infused knowledge, and acquired knowledge. By the first He saw the Divine essence from the first instant of the creation of His human nature; by the second, He knew like the angels by means of infused ideas, without sensible images and reasoning; and by the third He apprehended by means of His senses and reason (Luke 2). By making use of the senses and reason Christ learned from experience what He already knew theoretically and supernaturally (Hebrews 5). Christ possessed not only a human intellect but also a human will: "Father, not my will (human will) but Thine (Divine will) be done" (Luke 22). Besides being impeccable, Christ's human will was in perfect conformity to His Divine will, because one and the same Divine Person operated through both. Christ also had a true and real body and not an imaginary or heavenly body, as certain heretics claimed. The view of the latter would imply that Christ did not truly suffer and die for us and that He deceived us. Since Christ's body was conceived miraculously by the supernatural operation of the Holy Ghost, it did not possess those infirmities which flow from sinful fallen nature. Christ's body was perfect, complete, and becoming His condition. Being fashioned directly by the Holy Ghost it possessed a beauty worthy of its Divine nature. Christ assumed only those infirmities which in the present order flow from the natural constitution of the body, such as hunger, thirst, sufferings, and death. Christ willed to experience bodily suffering in order to expiate our sins and to give us a superlative example of all virtues.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Humanity of Christ
See Incarnations; Jesus, Life and Ministry of ; Christ, Christology .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Humanity
The characteristics which unite all persons despite their many individual differences and constitute them as God's “image.” The pages of Scripture depict a great variety of human actions and attitudes, thoughts and feelings, sins an successes. Considered together this variety gives a biblical perspective on human nature.
Humanity as Created “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27 ). Theologians have supposed that this “image” designates what is most essential to human nature. Many patristic, Catholic, and Protestant orthodox theologians have argued that the image was reason. Although Scripture depicts humans as thinking creatures, this definition was originally derived from Greek philosophy. More accurate is the suggestion that the image consists in humankind's lordship over and stewardship of creation, for this is the theme of the following verses (Genesis 1:28-31 ).
The best clue comes from frequent reference to Jesus as that image to which we are to be conformed (Romans 8:29 ; 1 Corinthians 15:49 ; 2 Corinthians 3:18 ; 2 Corinthians 4:4 ). The most basic characteristics of Jesus' life were His dependence upon and devotion to His Father and His loving servanthood toward His fellow humans. This suggests that the essence of being human consists in a three-fold relationship: towards God as Lord, towards other humans as fellow servants, and towards creation as entrusted to our care. The second feature is confirmed by Genesis 1:27 which, as Karl Barth noticed, practically identifies being in God's image with being female and male. For in the interdependence between the sexes, the need, desire, and delight of humans for and in each other can be most vividly symbolized.
Theologians have often discussed whether individual humans are composed of just body and soul, or of body, soul, and spirit. Yet this question has been somewhat misguided. Scripture represents people not as individuals composed of parts, but as integrated, acting units intimately interrelated with others. The biblical term “body” often denotes not simply the individual's physical substance, but a channel through which, or a way in which, one gives oneself over to sin (Romans 6:12 ), to God (Romans 12:1 ; 1Corinthians 6:13,1Psalm 42:1-29 Corinthians 6:19 ) or to other persons (1Corinthians 6:15-16,1 Corinthians 6:18 ). Biblical words for “soul” often indicate the entire person, especially as longing or striving for life (1 Samuel 1:15 ; 1619168892_87 ; Proverbs 13:19 ). Biblical words for “spirit” again often denote the entire person, but this time as especially open to God (Ezra 1:5 ; Jeremiah 51:11 ; Romans 8:16 ).
Investigation of the Bible's specific terminology generally substantiates its understanding of the image of God. The significance of human life is found primarily in relationships with others and with God.
Humanity under Sin Theologians often seek to determine sin's essence through careful analysis of Genesis 3:1 . From this episode alone, sin can appear simply as the transgression of a divine command. However, the lengthy and varied narratives concerning Israel and Jesus yield fuller insight into sin. In the Old Testament, sin indeed involves breaking the commands of God's covenant. Yet this is rooted in turning away from the relationship which Yahweh initiated, and therefore from Yahweh Himself. Moreover, turning from Yahweh involves turning towards something else. This is usually the gods of the nations and the religious and social practices which they enforced. Therefore, just as humans are not isolated individuals, so sin is not simply individual transgression. Sin is participation in attitudes, social behaviors, and religious commitments opposed to God. Just as humanity's image is manifested most fully in Jesus, so sin was revealed most clearly in the opposition to Him. Jesus was opposed by the collective power of the Roman state, Israel's religious establishment, and the demonic forces behind them. Individuals were involved by supporting, or by refusing to oppose, these collective forces.
In brief, just as God designed humans, made in His image, for positive relationships with others and with creation, rooted in dependence upon Him; so human sin is participation in distorted social and ecological relationships, rooted in commitments to other values and powers. Individual responsibility is involved, but it takes the form of turning from God towards something else.
Humanity Participating in Salvation The fullness of human potential cannot be determined from Genesis, but only from texts, primarily in the New Testament, which describe humans as moving towards final glorification.
Theologians have debated whether the will, apart from God's irresistible grace, is wholly bound to evil, or whether it can make some small movement toward God on its own. Through its many stories of people turning from God, Scripture insists that strong divine influence is needed to counteract sin; but Scripture may not provide a precise answer to the other side of the issue—humanity's ability to turn to God. The Bible does tells us the essential nature of freedom. It is not merely liberty to choose or not choose among various possibilities. Instead, true human freedom is initiated and empowered by the divine Spirit (2 Corinthians 3:17 ; Galatians 4:6-7 ; Galatians 5:13 ,Galatians 5:13,5:16 ; Romans 8:2 ). It is not simply liberty to follow our own inclinations. It is the capacity to transform our drives and habits through the Spirit who raised Jesus bodily (Romans 8:11 ). It is not simply liberty to attend to our interests. It is freedom to participate in and suffer with the Spirit's transforming work throughout all creation (Romans 8:22-23 ). It is not freedom from involvement, but freedom for loving relationships with other people, the whole creation, and God.
Just as sin involves participation in perverted social and religious relationships, so fulfillment of human potential involves participation in healthy ones. Since our “bodies” are channels which relate us to creation, to others, and to God, so participation in Christ's body is the primary means by which health is restored. The “body of Christ” is no pale metaphor for an ecclesiastical organization. It is a living organism where each member participates in the joys and sufferings of the others (Romans 12:4-8 ; 1 Corinthians 12:12-26 ; Ephesians 4:4-16 ). The church is not merely an organization for occasional worship, entertainment, or service. It is the primary community through which God wills that the relationships which constitute His image should be healed and through which the fullness which He desires for all humankind should be most clearly displayed. See Image of God ; Body ; Soul ; Spirit ; Creation ; Sin ; Freedom ; Spirit ; Church ; Body of Christ .
Thomas Finger
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Humanity of Christ
Is his possessing a true human body, and a true human soul, and which he assumed for the purpose of rendering his mediation effectual to our salvation.
See JESUS CHRIST.
Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Humanity
The exercise of the social and benevolent virtues; a fellow-feeling for the distresses of another. It is properly called humanity, because there is little or nothing of it in brutes. The social affections are conceived by all to be more refined than the selfish. Sympathy and humanity are universally esteemed the finest temper of mind; and for that reason the prevalence of the social affections in the progress of society is held to be a refinement of our nature. Kaims's El. of Crit. p. 104. vol. 1:; Robinson's Sermons on Christianity a System of Humanity; Pratt's Poem on Humanity.
1910 New Catholic Dictionary - Humanity of Christ
Jesus Christ as man was in every respect like unto us, except in sin and the consequences of sin. Christ could not have been mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2) and the head of humanity, He could not have called Himself "Son of Man," unless He was a true and perfect man. A complete human nature implies, in the first place, a rational soul. Christ's soul differed from ours only in the marvelous perfections and graces with which it was enriched. His human intellect did not possess infinite knowledge which belonged only to His Divine intellect, but it possessed in the highest degree the beatific vision, infused knowledge, and acquired knowledge. By the first He saw the Divine essence from the first instant of the creation of His human nature; by the second, He knew like the angels by means of infused ideas, without sensible images and reasoning; and by the third He apprehended by means of His senses and reason (Luke 2). By making use of the senses and reason Christ learned from experience what He already knew theoretically and supernaturally (Hebrews 5). Christ possessed not only a human intellect but also a human will: "Father, not my will (human will) but Thine (Divine will) be done" (Luke 22). Besides being impeccable, Christ's human will was in perfect conformity to His Divine will, because one and the same Divine Person operated through both. Christ also had a true and real body and not an imaginary or heavenly body, as certain heretics claimed. The view of the latter would imply that Christ did not truly suffer and die for us and that He deceived us. Since Christ's body was conceived miraculously by the supernatural operation of the Holy Ghost, it did not possess those infirmities which flow from sinful fallen nature. Christ's body was perfect, complete, and becoming His condition. Being fashioned directly by the Holy Ghost it possessed a beauty worthy of its Divine nature. Christ assumed only those infirmities which in the present order flow from the natural constitution of the body, such as hunger, thirst, sufferings, and death. Christ willed to experience bodily suffering in order to expiate our sins and to give us a superlative example of all virtues.
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Humanity, Human Person
See Person, Personhood ; Soul ; Spirit ; Will
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Humanity of Christ
HUMANITY OF CHRIST.—The simplest fact about Jesus Christ, as we see Him pictured in the Gospels, is that He was a man. Whatever there was peculiar about His person, it did not destroy the reality of His humanity or take Him out of the genus ‘man.’ But this simple fact, seen in all its relations, admits of varied consideration, and indeed demands it.
1. His human body.—Jesus had a body, visible to the eye, giving the natural impression, as other bodies do, of reality. It came into life by the natural channel of birth (Matthew 1:25; Matthew 2:1, Luke 24:41-43); it grew as others do (Matthew 4:1-11,); was nourished by food as others are (Luke 7:34-36; cf. Luke 2:7); slept (Luke 8:23); was restricted by space as ordinary men are, and thus laboriously travelled about (Luke 8:1, John 4:4); was weary (John 4:6); suffered under the inhumanities attending the Trial and Execution (John 10:17-18,4; John 19:33), although, in the restraint of the Gospel narrative, no express mention is made of this fact; and truly died (as is made evident by the peculiar character of the phenomenon related in John 19:34, an unconscious testimony, by one not acquainted with the principles of anatomy, as to the reality of His death). See Body.
With the reality of His body is closely associated the fact of the temptability of Jesus. The Epistle to the Hebrews lays emphasis upon this fact as a part of His qualification for the work of Saviour (Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15), The Gospel history contains a narrative of temptation (Matthew 4:1-11 ||) in which Jesus is assailed by solicitations addressed to His physical appetite, to His love of display, and to His ambition. As the reality of the human body is the presupposition of the reality of the temptation, so the character of the temptation confirms the proof of that body. Shrinking from physical pain may have been a part of the agony of the Garden (Luke 22:42; Luke 22:44, cf. the interpretation given in Hebrews 5:7, Hebrews 5:8). Naturally the sacred history, which is engaged with things done rather than with inner processes which are concealed from human observation, and which finds no occasion to trace the course of inner temptations which never result in outward sin, makes no mention of the appeal which alluring objects must have made to the sensibilities of the man Jesus Christ. But the Epistle to the Hebrews (‘in all points tempted like as we are,’ Hebrews 4:15) sustains the inference which must necessarily follow from the possession of a human nature, that there were such appeals to the humanity of Jesus. See Temptation.
2. His human soul.—Had Jesus a true human soul? The answer to such a question is to be obtained only by observing the phenomena of His recorded life, and drawing the necessary inferences from what we see. The statement of fact is, fortunately, very clear and copious. The moment we study the account of His independent life we find the evidences accumulating that in its inward, as well as its outward, processes it is a truly human life. In the temple we find the exercise of a desire—curiosity—and the acknowledgment of mental processes both like those of other men and commanding their respect (His ‘understanding,’ Luke 2:46-47). In His home in Nazareth He followed a life of obedience (Luke 2:51 ‘subject’). As He grew in stature, so He did in ‘wisdom’ (Luke 2:52 σαφία, ‘varied knowledge of things human and Divine,’ Grimm-Thayer). At His temptation He showed an intellectual knowledge of the Scriptures (Matthew 4:4; Matthew 4:7; Matthew 4:10). His discourses moved along according to the laws of human address, idea suggesting idea according to the laws of natural association. The lower ranges of reasoning are pursued by Him as by others, and once He even expresses His thought syllogistically (John 8:47). But the higher ranges of reason, the intuitive knowledge of the meaning of great truths, were peculiarly His, as is seen in the wider interpretation of the OT (Matthew 5:17; Matthew 5:21-48), and in the lofty ethical standard which He sets up, itself another instance of the larger interpretation of the OT, forming the still unsurpassed ideal of human conduct, more and more insisted upon in the social struggles for progress in our own time, the binding force and universal validity of the law of love (Matthew 22:37-40). To this standard He held Himself (John 10:30; John 17:21, Matthew 15:32; Matthew 20:34). Thus He manifested at every essential point the possession of an intellect characterized by the same faculties and working by the same laws as our own. The same was no less true of the sensibilities, even those which we are inclined to view as trivial, the undue indulgence of which we stigmatize as weakness. Traces may be found of the operation of every one of the distinct emotions. Thus, for example, He had a love for esteem, manifested in His notice of the omission of certain acts of courtesy in Luke 7:44-46; He displayed the natural affections, such as love of friends (John 15:15), of family (John 6:50-516), of country (Matthew 23:37-39); He exercised complacent love (Mark 14:8), moral indignation (Luke 11:46, John 8:44); His spiritual background was that of joy and peace (John 14:27, Luke 10:21). The will was moved by appropriate considerations as ours is (John 7:1; John 7:10), and displays the same sort of activities, being sustained by the operation of the same forces as in ordinary men. Thus the struggle in time of temptation is to maintain His spiritual ideals (Luke 2:40 John 12:27), and Jesus concentrates His attention, as men who will be victorious in time of temptation must, upon the proper object of human attention, upon the great purpose for which He has come into the world (John 18:37; John 19:11). The virtues which may be particularly called the virtues of the will arc exemplified, such as persistence, shown in His repeated healing upon the Sabbath (John 5:16, Mark 3:2-3), in His teaching sustained amid the constant evidence that the Jews were inclined decisively to reject Him (cf. the discourses in John 5 and foll. chapters). Even the more mysterious operations of the sub-conscious, or better of the supra-conscious, self are to be noted in Him, not merely in the displays of genius which He, as no other man, possessed, but in the manifestations of a power the operations of which first brought it to His empirical consciousness (Mark 5:30 Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885). In fact, the better psychologist a man is, the more clearly he can see, in the simple narratives of the Gospels, the operations of every fundamental faculty and law of the human soul.
3. The necessity of Christ’s humanity.—To one who sees no Divinity in Christ, the question of the necessity of His humanity is meaningless, not to say impertinent. Of course, He must be human, says such a one, since this is the only path to leadership. God has committed His work for men in the world to men. Apart from those mysterious communications of revelation which selected teachers of men have had, the only possible teacher of men is a man who can approach them with messages which they can understand, in words appropriate to their nature. However true these general principles are, the standpoint here assumed is not that of the Gospels. To them, Christ’ came’ to the earth (see Divinity of Christ); and the question arises why this is so, why He took upon Himself humanity and ‘became flesh’ (John 1:14). Did this question arise in the minds of the Apostles? and is there trace of speculation, or of interest as to it, in the Gospels? There are indisputable traces of both in the Epistles, especially in that to the Hebrews. It is represented in this Epistle that the object of Christ’s coming in the flesh was particularly to offer His body a sacrifice (John 10:5; John 10:10, cf. John 2:9; John 2:14); but not merely this, for the possession of humanity itself affords Him a spiritual qualification for His priestly work, in that He shares the lot of men, and learns thereby how to sympathize with them in their temptations and their failures (John 2:17-18, John 4:15-16, John 5:2). There is also the suggestion of an idea which is brought out more clearly in the Fourth Gospel,—the same as that suggested above,—that the humanity was the necessary medium of the revelation of God, since it is through Jesus that God ‘speaks’ (John 1:1; John 3:11). This form of presentation covers the point why the humanity was a necessity when once God had determined to enter upon the stage of human history as Redeemer. But St. John pushes the matter a little farther back. He begins with the eternal ‘Word,’ which was in the beginning with God and was God, and sets forth His appearing in the world under the figure of light shining into darkness (John 1:9, John 3:19, John 8:12), and needed because of the darkness. The ground of the Incarnation is found in this need, in the existence of sin, and the necessity of salvation through faith (John 3:16). It is to produce ‘children of God’ (John 1:12) that Christ comes. The coming is the manifestation of the glory of God (John 1:14), but that glory is the moral glory of ‘grace and truth.’ The culmination of the whole work of redemption is, however, the cross (John 3:14, 1619168892_70 John 15:13, cf. Hebrews 10:5; Hebrews 10:10), and it is the human body and soul of Christ that suffered there (John 19:28). This is the central idea of the Fourth Gospel; but other elements are not lacking, as the necessity of the humanity to the work of instruction, which was a main element of Jesus’ work (John 3:11; John 3:19; John 3:31-32), and which culminated in the revelation of the Father, which needed humanity as the medium of communication to human beings (John 14:9, John 12:45, John 16:15). Union with the Father was also essential to Christ’s work (John 14:11 etc.), because this consisted in the manifestation of God’s name (John 17:6). The necessary spiritual sustenance, finally, was gained through the body and blood of Christ (John 6:35; 1619168892_19), that is, through what His humanity alone was capable of doing for man.
4. Unique elements of this humanity.—The humanity of Christ, in order to satisfy the conditions now before us, must be a reality. No ‘phantom,’ or merely phenomenal body, could perform the offices required in these Scripture passages of the humanity. But other elements also appear which give a new aspect to the human nature. Among these need not be reckoned the origin of the body of Jesus by miraculous conception, as related in the First and Third Gospels; for however the process of development from the first cell might be initiated, the resulting development must be in any case that of a human body. Side by side with evident human limitations, such as ignorance (as of the day and hour of His own return to the earth, Matthew 24:36), there exist phenomena of a like nature altogether transcending humanity, such as the knowledge by which He not only ‘knew what was in man’ (John 2:25), read the thoughts of men often as an open book (Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25, Luke 6:8; Luke 9:47), but, above all, knew perfectly the will of the Father and the mysteries of Divine truth. He walked laboriously from Judaea to Galilee (John 4:4), but He could suddenly appear upon the surface of the sea in the storm, walking upon the water (Matthew 14:25 ||). These and other such considerations (see Divinity of Christ) raise the question how these things could consist in Him, that is, the question of the nature of the Person of Christ, a question belonging to dogmatics, and thus lying outside of the scope of this article. But—this is the main point—whatever more than humanity there was in Christ, the evidence already cited is decisive as to the reality of His humanity.
5. The unity of Jesus’ consciousness.—Christ was, then, a man. Does this word comprehensively express the Gospel teaching as to His person? He had a personality as men are persons. He had a consciousness which expressed itself by the pronoun ‘I.’ Was this a human consciousness, so that when asked as to Himself Jesus would have replied: ‘I am a man’? There are two elements in the answer to this question. (a) Jesus’ consciousness was a unity. He passes easily from the consideration of earthly to heavenly things, from walking upon the water to sitting quietly in the boat, as if both of these things belonged to Him equally. The impression made upon the unsophisticated reader of the Gospels is that of a single consciousness. In fact, in order to be explicable at all, the Gospels must convey such an impression. But pivotal passages, even those which have seemed to give a basis for the idea that He spoke now ‘as God’ and now ‘as man,’ do not justify such an inference when carefully considered. He did not mean in Matthew 4:10 ‘Thou (Satan) shalt worship the Lord thy God (me),’ and not I thee. He meant that the law of worship for any one, and for Him as bound to fulfil all righteousness (Matthew 3:15), was the worship of the Lord only. In Matthew 8:23-27 and parallels He was not in one capacity asleep in the boat and in another watching over the disciples in that storm, but He was totally asleep as He appeared. He did not chide them for lack of faith in such a waking providence of His own, of which they had no knowledge, but for their lack of faith in God (cf. Mark 4:40), whose messenger Christ was, and who would care for both Him and them. In Mark 5:30 and parallels it is not Jesus in one personality healing the woman and in another inquiring what had happened, that is brought before us; but God the Father made use of Him to answer the petition, unknown to Him but known to God, and He became conscious in this use of Himself that He was so used (‘having come to perceive that the power which [1] went forth from him had [2] gone forth,’ cf. Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885).
(b) The centre of this personality, the Ego of this undivided consciousness, is God. Whenever He speaks of His coming into the world, it is always God that speaks, not less in Mark 10:45 and parallels than in John 3:13; John 10:10. This fact stands side by side with such facts as the confession of ignorance. They are never allowed to get far apart. When we have the passage Matthew 24:36 confessing ignorance, it is preceded by the glorious description of the return of the Son of Man in Divine majesty (Matthew 24:30), and followed by the Judgment scene of Matthew 25:31-46. There is no trace of a sense of transition or of shock in passing from one form of consciousness to the other, because there is no such shock, no transition (see Kenosis). The solution of this problem, of the unity of the consciousness in the midst of such apparent contradictions in the contents of consciousness, is, again, a problem of dogmatics.
6. The significance of the humanity of Christ for religion.—The interest of dogmatics in the humanity of Christ lies in the doctrine of a true Incarnation, which is the foundation of the doctrines of Atonement and Forgiveness. The interest of religion in Christ’s humanity is the interest of believers in the forgiveness of sins, who need to feel the identification of their Redeemer with themselves. It is not without profound significance that it is said that judgment is committed to the Son of Man (John 5:22). Whatever else of deepest truth there may be in it, there is this, that the sinner needs to feel the identification of his Judge with himself by the possession of a common human nature. When the Judge knows both the persistency and depth of sin on the one hand, and the weakness and temptations of man on the other,—then only will the sinner be assured that the proffered forgiveness is for him. It is, again, the interest of believers in God, who get higher ideas of God’s goodness from the greatness of the condescension involved in His ‘becoming flesh.’ It is, further, the interest of believers in Jesus, who, when they understand that Jesus is identified with us by the possession of our common humanity, feel a new confidence; are stimulated to more frequent prayer; become conscious that He truly draws near to them; regard their varied lot in life, which He has shared, as sanctified thereby; bear with greater equanimity their sorrows, which He also bore; find in Him their pattern of life (see Obedience, § ii.); and thus see in Him not an abstraction, but a real, objective, and personal Redeemer and object of faith, a Captain, and the Head of the Church. See, further, Incarnation, Son of Man.
Literature.—Dale, Christian Doctrine, 45–73; Stalker, Imago Christi, passim; Ullmann, Sinlessness of Jesus, 52 ff.; Wendt, Teaching of Jesus, ii. 136 ff.; Fairbairn, Christ in Modern Theology, 347 ff.; F. W. Robertson, Sermons, i. 99 ff.; |Expositor, v. iv. [3] 388 ff. On the union of the human with the Divine in the Person of Christ see the Christological sections of standard works on Christian Doctrine.
Frank Hugh Foster.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Humanity, Humankind
This article is concerned with what is referred to today as humankind, and in former times as mankind or man; that is, humanity as a whole, human beings, the human race. Concerning the distinctiveness of men and women within that race see MEN; WOMEN.
Made in God’s image
Basic to any study of the nature of human beings is the fact that God created them in his own image (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 9:6; James 3:9). They are therefore unique among all God’s earthly creatures. They have a God-given authority over the material world in which they live (Genesis 1:26; Psalms 8:3-8) and a God-given capacity for fellowship with the unseen, sovereign, eternal God (Acts 17:26-27).
Because human beings exist in God’s image, the Bible makes no attempt to divide them into different ‘parts’, such as physical, spiritual, moral, mental, emotional and the like. The human being is not a collection of components, but a unified whole. The whole person exists in God’s image (see IMAGE). The Bible uses words such as ‘body’, ‘mind’, ‘soul’, etc. not to indicate the number of parts that make up the human being, but to indicate different aspects of human life as it appears in different contexts.
For example, we must not think that, because Jesus told people to love God with all their heart and soul and mind and strength, they are made up of four parts (Mark 12:30); or that, because Paul prayed for the Thessalonians to be kept blameless in spirit, soul and body, they are made up of three parts (1 Thessalonians 5:23); or that, because Jesus spoke of the destruction of soul and body, they are made up of two parts (Matthew 10:28). Some of these words are used in different ways by different people at different times. Sometimes two words may have virtually the same meaning; other times they may have quite different meanings.
Aspects of human life
Both ‘soul’ and ‘spirit’ have a range of meanings in the Bible. The basic meaning of ‘soul’ (Hebrew: nephesh; Greek: psyche) has to do with a person’s (or animal’s) existence as a living being. It is often translated ‘life’ or ‘person’ (Genesis 1:21; Genesis 1:24; Genesis 2:7; Exodus 1:5; Ezekiel 18:4; Ezekiel 18:27; Matthew 16:26; Acts 2:41; Acts 2:43; Philippians 2:30; see SOUL). The basic meaning of ‘spirit’ (Hebrew: ruach; Greek: pneuma) has to do with that unseen, life-giving force that comes from God – the ‘breath of life’ that he gives to all persons (and animals), that belongs to him, and that he takes back at death (Genesis 7:22; Numbers 16:22; Ecclesiastes 12:7; Hebrews 12:9; James 2:26; see SPIRIT). With regard to these meanings, we might say that people are nephesh (living beings) because they have ruach (the life-force that comes from God).
However, the Bible uses both nephesh and ruach (and their Greek equivalents in the New Testament) to refer to certain aspects of human life where human beings are different from other animals. Human emotions, will-power and understanding may in some cases be linked with the soul (Genesis 42:21; Deuteronomy 6:5; John 12:27; Acts 4:32), in others with the spirit (Exodus 35:21; Psalms 77:6; Mark 2:8; Mark 8:12; 1 Corinthians 14:14-15).
More importantly, the higher and spiritual aspect of human life that other animals do not share may be called the soul (Hebrews 13:17; 1 Peter 2:11) or the spirit (Romans 8:10; 2 Timothy 4:22). The physical and non-physical aspects of humans may be referred to as body and soul (Hebrews 2:14-15) or body and spirit (1 Corinthians 7:34; 2 Corinthians 7:1). That aspect that continues in a bodiless existence after death may be referred to as a soul (Acts 2:27; Revelation 6:9; Revelation 20:4) or a spirit (Hebrews 12:23; 1 Peter 3:18).
Such bodiless existence is only temporary. God’s purpose is not that people should live endlessly merely as souls or spirits. His purpose is that they find their full salvation as whole people in resurrected and glorified bodies (1 Corinthians 15:35-54; see BODY).
Soul and spirit are not the same. Yet it is not easy to distinguish between them (Hebrews 4:12). We should not think of them as two ‘parts’ which, put together in a certain proportion, make up the inner life (as hydrogen and oxygen, put together in a certain proportion, make up water). It is probably better to think of them as the inner life viewed from different aspects. The Bible most frequently refers to this inner life as the heart. Depending on which aspect of the inner life is emphasized, the heart may refer to the soul (Deuteronomy 4:29; Acts 4:32), the spirit (Psalms 51:10; Psalms 51:17; 1 Corinthians 2:9; 1 Corinthians 2:11) or the mind (1 Samuel 2:35; Hebrews 10:16; see HEART; MIND).
Failure and triumph
The story of the Bible is the story of human failure and God’s gracious salvation. God intended people to live in harmony with their Creator, their fellow human beings and their physical environment, and to have peace within themselves. But because of sin, all these relationships are in a state of conflict instead of harmony, tension instead of peace (Genesis 3:8-24; see SIN). People have become, so to speak, infected by the disease of sin, and this infection affects every part of their nature. The tendency to do wrong is within the nature people are born with. This ‘diseased’ human nature is commonly called ‘the flesh’ (Psalms 51:5; Romans 5:12; Romans 8:7; Romans 13:14; see FLESH).
Through their sin, people have placed themselves under God’s judgment. They are guilty before a holy and just God, and can do nothing to escape condemnation (Numbers 32:23; Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12; Ephesians 2:3; Hebrews 10:31). God, however, has provided a way of salvation.
God took human form in the person of Jesus Christ, who lived the human life perfectly and finally died to bear sin’s punishment on behalf of his fellow human beings (Romans 8:3; Hebrews 4:15). Through Jesus Christ, the human race can regain what it lost through the man Adam. Human beings can enjoy what God intended for them from the beginning – harmony with their Creator, their fellow human beings and their physical environment, along with peace within themselves. The image of God that was spoiled by sin can be restored through Christ (1 Corinthians 15:22; Ephesians 4:24; Colossians 3:10; see IMAGE, sub-heading ‘The perfect man’).
The evil consequences of human sin may be summarized under the word ‘death’ (Genesis 2:17; Romans 6:23; Ephesians 2:1). Christ reverses all those evil consequences. The salvation that he has achieved includes even the conquest of physical death (Acts 2:24; Matthew 10:28; see DEATH; LIFE). Those who trust in Christ for their salvation can look forward to the fulfilment of that salvation when Christ returns and raises the dead (Romans 8:18-25; 1 Corinthians 15:49-57).
Whatever glory God intended for the human race will be experienced by those who are united with Christ. Their whole person will experience this glory, and therefore they must, in their whole person, remain devoted to God and blameless in behaviour till Christ returns (Mark 12:30; 1 Thessalonians 5:23; see RESURRECTION). For those who refuse Christ’s salvation, there is nothing to look forward to but fearful judgment (Hebrews 9:27; Hebrews 10:27; see JUDGMENT).

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Humanity - It is properly called Humanity, because there is little or nothing of it in brutes. Sympathy and Humanity are universally esteemed the finest temper of mind; and for that reason the prevalence of the social affections in the progress of society is held to be a refinement of our nature. 1:; Robinson's Sermons on Christianity a System of Humanity; Pratt's Poem on Humanity
Man, Mankind - See Humanity, HUMANKIND
Personality - See Anthropology ; Heart ; Humanity ; Mind
Theanthropical - ) Partaking of, or combining, both divinity and Humanity
Transhumanize - ) To make more than human; to purity; to elevate above Humanity
Person of Christ (2) - —See Divinity, Humanity, Incarnation, Son of God, Son of Man, etc
Philogynist - ) A lover or friend of women; one who esteems woman as the higher type of Humanity; - opposed to misogynist
Noahide laws, the seven - All descendents of Noah, all of Humanity, are required to follow these laws
Generosity - It is different from Humanity. Humanity is an exquisite feeling we possess in relation to others, so as to grieve for their sufferings, resent their injuries, or to rejoice at their prosperity; and as it arises from sympathy, it requires no great self-denial, or self-command; but generosity is that by which we are led to prefer some other person to ourselves, and to sacrifice any interest of our own to the interest of another
Apollinarian - ) A follower of Apollinaris, Bishop of Laodicea in the fourth century, who denied the proper Humanity of Christ
Mankind - ) Human feelings; Humanity
Publius - Paul was shipwrecked on this island, Publius received him and his company into his house very kindly, and treated them for three days with great Humanity
Imperative, Categorical - A term coined by Immanuel Kant to characterize the moral law as thus enunciated: ...
"Act so as to use Humanity, in your own person or in others, always as an end, and never merely as a means
Categorical Imperative - A term coined by Immanuel Kant to characterize the moral law as thus enunciated: ...
"Act so as to use Humanity, in your own person or in others, always as an end, and never merely as a means
Claudius - His conduct on two occasions, in reference to Paul, is creditable to his efficiency and Humanity
Middle Wall - This curtain was rent at the death of Jesus (see Mark 15:38 ) and is representative of the separation of all Humanity from God. In reality, the fenced-in law generated hostility between Jews and Gentiles and further divided them, as well as furthering the enmity between God and Humanity. (5) Echoing Isaiah 59:2 , the term refers to the separation of Humanity from God as a result of sin. The writer of Ephesians stressed that every conceivable barrier that exists between persons and between God and Humanity has been destroyed by God's definitive work in Jesus Christ
Bestial - ) Having the qualities of a beast; brutal; below the dignity of reason or Humanity; irrational; carnal; beastly; sensual
Enos - (ee' nohss) or ENOSH (ee' nohssh) Personal name meaning, “humanity” or “a man
Shittim - Exodus 25:10 (c) It probably represents the deathless, incorruptible body of the Lord JESUS in His Humanity
Likeness - Old Testament passages center around two truths: (1) that God is wholly other and cannot be properly compared to any likeness (Isaiah 40:18 ) and (2) that Humanity is created in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:26 ). The likeness of God in Humanity (Genesis 1:26 ) has been interpreted variously. Though the likeness of God was not lost with Adam's sin, neither Adam nor subsequent Humanity fulfilled God's purpose. God's purpose for Humanity was fulfilled in Jesus Christ who is in a unique sense the likeness of God (2 Corinthians 4:4 ; compare John 1:14 ,John 1:14,1:18 ; John 14:9 ; Hebrews 1:3 )
Barbarian - ) A cruel, savage, brutal man; one destitute of pity or Humanity
Spark - Also used figuratively to show that Humanity lives a troubled life (Job 5:7 )
Amalecites - Instead of showing ordinary Humanity to the stragglers of the Israelites when emerging from Egypt, they slew them, and incurred the Israelites' everlasting hatred
Hostility - ...
We have carried on even our hostilities with Humanity
Philistine - ) A person deficient in liberal culture and refinement; one without appreciation of the nobler aspirations and sentiments of Humanity; one whose scope is limited to selfish and material interests
Son of Man - ...
It was understood as a designation of the Messiah, according to Old Testament predictions, Psalm 80:17 Daniel 7:13,14 ; but appears to indicate especially his true Humanity or oneness with the human race
Stature - It was used to show the weakness of Humanity and the need to rely on God (Matthew 6:27 ; Luke 12:25 )
Affliction - In fallen Humanity man is born to trouble as the sparks fly upward. Besides the afflictions incident on fallen Humanity, there are afflictions that fall specially upon the Christian
Anthropology - Because the Bible provides such a rich account of God's dealings with human beings, it is not easy to discover a simplistic picture or a concise definition of Humanity. In traditional theological studies, the doctrines of Humanity and sin have often been examined as one. The biblical awareness and understanding of Humanity is both personal and profound because God knows human beings even better than they know themselves. God's deep knowledge of Humanity points out both Humanity's significance and insignificance, worth and unworthiness, capabilities and inadequacies. Wherever Humanity is found, the condition and situation of Humanity is tempered by the intimate and passionate knowledge of God. Indeed, it is only God who knows Humanity (Jeremiah 17:9-10 ). ...
God's profound knowledge of Humanity is rooted in His initial act of creation. At the same time, though, the passage declares just as boldly that God's creation is good, indeed Humanity is very good (Genesis 1:31 ). Because of God's activity, Humanity became a special and unique part of creation. The Bible teaches that God and Humanity are profoundly and eternally separate and distinct. New Testament writers stress human sin throughout (Romans 3:9-20 ; Romans 6:23 ); still, the broader theme of God's love for all Humanity is echoed at every turn. The New Testament teachings about Humanity, God, and salvation are clear: despite Humanity's unworthiness, God loves with an everlasting love. The biblical doctrine of Humanity seems to relate to almost every other major biblical doctrine. To understand adequately the doctrine of Humanity is to understand, at least in some measure, the doctrines of creation, the image of God, salvation, sin, death, eternal life, ethics, and many, many more. The doctrine of Humanity relates closely to all of these doctrines. To comprehend the doctrine of Humanity is to begin to grasp one's place in God's eternal plan. Specifically in the biblical description of Humanity's sinfulness is true character and nature of a holy and righteous God profoundly understood. ...
From the standpoint of the complete biblical record, the doctrine of Humanity includes at least two additional ideas. First, the doctrine of Humanity is primarily based upon a concept of relationship. The relationship of God and Humanity in the Old Testament vision points directly to the relationships of human beings within Christ's church, a community of human beings called out to minister to all of God's creation. The individual nature of Humanity can be seen in God's call of Abraham, the psalmist's description of God's intimate knowledge, the ministry of Jesus with specific individuals in need, and Paul's understanding of humans as individual sinners. The corporate nature of Humanity can be seen in the Old Testament concepts of family, tribe, nation, and kingdom, Jesus' calling out of a redemptive community of followers, and the establishment of the church as the corporate body of God's people on earth. The individual nature of Humanity relates to the way an individual responds to God. The corporate nature of Humanity relates to the way human beings live with one another. Both are essential components of the biblical picture of Humanity. ...
Theological Affirmations Despite the diversity and complexity of the biblical doctrine of Humanity, several significant theological conclusions may be affirmed. The biblical record explicitly and implicitly affirms the value and worth of Humanity. The worth of Humanity is not based on anything inherent in people but is the result of God choosing to grant worth and dignity to people. As such, the value of Humanity is a God-given value. The condition of Humanity leads to the conclusion that all individuals are dependent upon God and that salvation truly is a matter of God's grace, not human effort or striving. The relationship between Humanity and God is the most significant and vital part of human existence. Although the biblical picture of Humanity acknowledges several distinct dimensions of existence, the dimensions form one whole
Cakes - Those presented as a meat offering were to be unleavened, as typifying the Lord Jesus in His perfect Humanity begotten of the Holy Spirit
Latria - Absolute latria is due exclusively to God, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost; to the Son in His Divinity and Humanity, in His local and sacramental Presence
Man - When Adam and Eve sinned, all of Humanity fell with them (Romans 5:12-21). Adam represented all Humanity: "In Adam all die
Barbarian - A cruel, savage, brutal man one destitute of pity or Humanity
World: a Huge Desert - Some are at rest because they never look beyond the borders of the church, but those whose sympathies reach to all Humanity will have to carry a life-long 'burden of the Lord
Weariness - See Humanity of Christ
Hebrews - The aim of this epistle is to prove from the Old Testament the divinity, Humanity, atonement and intercession of Christ, and his preeminence over Moses and the angels of God; to demonstrate the superiority of the gospel to the law, and the real object and design of the Mosaic institution
Partition - Christ abolished not only the hostility between Jews and Gentiles (Ephesians 2:15 ) but also made possible full fellowship of Humanity with God (Ephesians 2:16 )
Humanity of Christ - HUMANITY OF CHRIST. Whatever there was peculiar about His person, it did not destroy the reality of His Humanity or take Him out of the genus ‘man. But the Epistle to the Hebrews (‘in all points tempted like as we are,’ Hebrews 4:15) sustains the inference which must necessarily follow from the possession of a human nature, that there were such appeals to the Humanity of Jesus. The necessity of Christ’s Humanity. —To one who sees no Divinity in Christ, the question of the necessity of His Humanity is meaningless, not to say impertinent. To them, Christ’ came’ to the earth (see Divinity of Christ); and the question arises why this is so, why He took upon Himself Humanity and ‘became flesh’ (John 1:14). John 2:9; John 2:14); but not merely this, for the possession of Humanity itself affords Him a spiritual qualification for His priestly work, in that He shares the lot of men, and learns thereby how to sympathize with them in their temptations and their failures (John 2:17-18, John 4:15-16, John 5:2). There is also the suggestion of an idea which is brought out more clearly in the Fourth Gospel,—the same as that suggested above,—that the Humanity was the necessary medium of the revelation of God, since it is through Jesus that God ‘speaks’ (John 1:1; John 3:11). This form of presentation covers the point why the Humanity was a necessity when once God had determined to enter upon the stage of human history as Redeemer. This is the central idea of the Fourth Gospel; but other elements are not lacking, as the necessity of the Humanity to the work of instruction, which was a main element of Jesus’ work (John 3:11; John 3:19; John 3:31-32), and which culminated in the revelation of the Father, which needed Humanity as the medium of communication to human beings (John 14:9, John 12:45, John 16:15). The necessary spiritual sustenance, finally, was gained through the body and blood of Christ (John 6:35; John 6:50-51), that is, through what His Humanity alone was capable of doing for man. Unique elements of this Humanity. —The Humanity of Christ, in order to satisfy the conditions now before us, must be a reality. No ‘phantom,’ or merely phenomenal body, could perform the offices required in these Scripture passages of the Humanity. Side by side with evident human limitations, such as ignorance (as of the day and hour of His own return to the earth, Matthew 24:36), there exist phenomena of a like nature altogether transcending Humanity, such as the knowledge by which He not only ‘knew what was in man’ (John 2:25), read the thoughts of men often as an open book (Matthew 9:4; Matthew 12:25, Luke 6:8; Luke 9:47), but, above all, knew perfectly the will of the Father and the mysteries of Divine truth. But—this is the main point—whatever more than Humanity there was in Christ, the evidence already cited is decisive as to the reality of His Humanity. The significance of the Humanity of Christ for religion. —The interest of dogmatics in the Humanity of Christ lies in the doctrine of a true Incarnation, which is the foundation of the doctrines of Atonement and Forgiveness. The interest of religion in Christ’s Humanity is the interest of believers in the forgiveness of sins, who need to feel the identification of their Redeemer with themselves. ’ It is, further, the interest of believers in Jesus, who, when they understand that Jesus is identified with us by the possession of our common Humanity, feel a new confidence; are stimulated to more frequent prayer; become conscious that He truly draws near to them; regard their varied lot in life, which He has shared, as sanctified thereby; bear with greater equanimity their sorrows, which He also bore; find in Him their pattern of life (see Obedience, § ii
Buddhism - Buddha's teaching is believed to have been atheistic; yet it was characterized by elevated Humanity and morality
Mortality - ) Those who are, or that which is, mortal; the human cace; Humanity; human nature
Together - The king joined Humanity and policy together
Incarnation - (in cahr nay' shuhn) God's becoming human; the union of divinity and Humanity in Jesus of Nazareth. ...
As a biblical teaching, incarnation refers to the affirmation that God, in one of the modes of His existence as Trinity and without in any way ceasing to be the one God, has revealed Himself to Humanity for its salvation by becoming human. ...
The Humanity of Jesus The angel of the Lord, in a prophecy of Jesus' birth, plainly stated the purpose of the incarnation: “[2] shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21 ; compare Luke 19:10 ; John 3:17 ; 1 Timothy 1:15 ). The liberation of Humanity from everything that would prevent relationship with God as Father requires incarnation. The biblical materials related to incarnation, though not systematically arranged, portray Jesus as the One who accomplished the mission of salvation because He was the One in whom both full divinity and full Humanity were present. ...
A proper understanding of the events preceding and including His death requires an affirmation of His full Humanity. ...
Although Jesus was fully human in every sense of the word, His was a perfect Humanity—distinct and unique. His miraculous conception highlights distinctiveness and originality of His Humanity. He will effect the final resurrection of Humanity either to judgment or to life (Matthew 25:31-32 ; John 5:27-29 ). Clear expression of the relation of the Word to the flesh, of divinity to Humanity within the person of Jesus became a matter of major concern during the first five centuries of the Christian era. Against this doctrine, the council affirmed the full Humanity of Christ
Son of Man - It denotes the true Humanity of our Lord
Herald - 1 Timothy 2:5-7 outlines Paul's message as the uniqueness of God, Christ's unique role as mediator between God and Humanity, and Christ's death as ransom
Gospel: Duty of Spreading it - Shall we who have found honey in the rock Christ Jesus, be less considerate of o; fellow men than wasps are of their fellow insects? Ought we not rather like the Samaritan woman to hasten to tell t good news? Common Humanity should prevent one of them from concealing the great discovery which grace has enable us to make
Apollinarians - Were ancient heretics, who denied the proper Humanity of Christ, and maintained that the body which he assumed was endowed with a sensitive and not a rational soul: but that the divine nature supplied the place of the intellectual principle in man
Adam And Eve - ...
Theological Concerns Adam and Eve are the ancestors of Humanity. The Genesis narrative shows the development of Humanity from these first parents. The interrelatedness of all Humanity is stressed in Genesis. However, this was also an act of God's mercy, for it kept Humanity from living forever in a sinful state
Epiphany - ”...
In much of Eastern Christianity, Epiphany is a celebration of the baptism of Jesus, a recognition of His manifestation to Humanity as the Son of God (Mark 1:9-11 )
Goodness - Kindness benevolence benignity of heart but more generally, acts of kindness charity Humanity exercised
Communicatio Idiomatum - We see in the single person of Christ both the attributes of divinity and Humanity
Eutychians - Hence it was inferred that according to this system our Lord had nothing of Humanity but the appearance
Sabbatical Year - God appointed the observance of the Sabbatical year, to preserve the remembrance of the creation of the world; to enforce the acknowledgment of his sovereign authority over all things, particularly over the land of Canaan, which he had given to the Hebrews; and to inculcate Humanity on his people, by commanding that they should resign to servants, to the poor, to strangers and to brutes, the produce of the fields, of their vineyards, and of their gardens
Immutability of God - (ihm myoo ta bihl' ih tee) The unchangeability of God; in biblical theology, a reference to God's unchanging commitment and faithfulness to the salvation of Humanity. The biblical idea of immutability is couched in the constancy of God's self-revelation to Humanity: He is holy (Joshua 24:19 ), jealous (Exodus 20:5 ), zealous, (Isaiah 9:7 ), beneficent (Psalm 107:1 ); and righteous (Exodus 9:27 ). The God of the Bible is the constant, unchangeable God in His revelation and response to Humanity
Animals - Animals are not primarily created for the benefit of Humanity, and deserve respect because they are God's very good work. ...
As Psalm 104 makes clear, God sustains all of life, so that all creatures, including Humanity, are alike in their dependence on God. In this psalm, animals are pictured in creation alongside Humanity, not beneath it; nor do they exist for the sake of humans. Humanity is to be redeemed with creation, not apart from it. ...
Humanity and Animals God has given Humanity dominion over "the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground" ( Genesis 1:28 ; cf. Humanity is vegetarian in Genesis 1:29 ; human dominion in Genesis 1 does not produce any unpleasant consequences for animals. Further, Humanity is responsible to God with respect to this stewardship, for the created world remains God's world. ...
In Genesis 1 Humanity is unique, in that only Humanity is made in the image of God. However, a very strong link exists between the animal world and Humanity since in Genesis 1:24-31 both are created on the same day, and in Genesis 2:7,19 both the man and the animals are formed from the ground. Humanity is thus not independent of the created order. Because of this closeness between Humanity and animals, the condition of the two groups is often spoken of in similar terms. God is well aware of the destructive tendencies of fallen Humanity, and so in 1619168892_49 makes a covenant with all living things, including animals
Naturism -
Science-Naturism teaches the identity of God with nature, the veneration and service of Humanity or mankind, and the contemplation of the mysterious and unknown powers of the world
Bridle - In Job 30:11 the restraints of law and Humanity are called a bridle
Mercy: Seen in Our Lives - What a rugged, precipitous, ungainly pass is that Col D'Obbia! It was shrewd common sense, and true Humanity which suggested the erection of that poor little hospice at the summit
Tyrant - ) Specifically, a monarch, or other ruler or master, who uses power to oppress his subjects; a person who exercises unlawful authority, or lawful authority in an unlawful manner; one who by taxation, injustice, or cruel punishment, or the demand of unreasonable services, imposes burdens and hardships on those under his control, which law and Humanity do not authorize, or which the purposes of government do not require; a cruel master; an oppressor
Naturism - ...
Science-Naturism teaches the identity of God with nature, the veneration and service of Humanity or mankind, and the contemplation of the mysterious and unknown powers of the world
Judgment - Biblical eschatology centres about the Judgment to which all Humanity is to be subjected at the end of this ‘age. ’ As the introduction to the Messianic Age, it was expected to occur at a definite time in the future, and would take place in the heavens, to which all Humanity, whether living or dead, would be raised from Sheol
Eagle - The meaning seems to be that, as these birds of prey gather where the carcass is, so the judgments of God will descend upon the corrupt state of Humanity
Exaggeration - The practice survives among the tribe of talkers, everything with them is on the enlarged scale; a man with ordinary abilities is a prodigy, another with very pardonable faults is a monster, a third with a few failings is a disgrace to Humanity
Messenger - In an extended sense, the prophets (2 Chronicles 36:15-16 ; Isaiah 44:26 ; Haggai 1:13 ) and priests (Malachi 2:7 ) are termed messengers in their role as bearers of God's message for Humanity
Ibeon - " The world puts on great programs for the relief of Humanity, and in which they ask the Christians to join, while at the same time they will not permit the name of CHRIST, nor the Word of GOD, nor the message of the Gospel to have any place in their plans and solicitation
Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament - This doctrine follows logically from two revealed truths: that Jesus Christ, even in His Humanity, on account of His Divine personality is worthy of Divine homage; and that Jesus Christ is really present in the Blessed Sacrament
Monothelites - They were condemned by the sixth general council in 680, as being supposed to destroy the perfection of the Humanity of Jesus Christ, depriving it of will and operation
Living Beings, Living Creatures - The four faces represent four classes of creation: man Humanity; lion king of wild beasts; ox king of domestic beasts; eagle king of the birds
Sisters of Charity of the General Hospital of Mont - Their purpose is to devote themselves to the service of suffering Humanity
Adam - Whatever the origin of this typology or analogy of Adam and Jesus, for Paul, Adam represented the old Humanity with all its failures, while Jesus represented the new Humanity as God intended Humanity to be from the beginning. Through the sacrifice of Jesus, entrance into the new Humanity is made possible
Appearance: we Must Not Judge by - All the beauty of a Cleopatra cannot save her name from being infamous; personal attractions have adorned some of the grossest monsters that ever cursed Humanity
Albanenses - They denied the divinity, and even the Humanity of Jesus Christ, asserting that he was not truly man, did not suffer on the cross, die, rise again, nor really ascend into heaven
Suffering (2) - We misinterpret the meaning of Christ’s entrance into Humanity, if we limit His tribulations merely to the agony of the Passion. His emptying of Himself (Philippians 2:7) to become the humble partner of Humanity in its struggle against sin and for holiness, was itself the acme of suffering. But not by His mere sufferings did He redeem Humanity
Reconcilation - ...
When Paul spoke of reconciliation between God and a person, nothing indicated that God had to change His attitude toward Humanity. God was not angry at Humanity. He did not demand satisfaction be given by someone because His honor and dignity had been degraded by a person or by Humanity, nor did a person have to offer up sacrifice to placate His hostility. ...
Paul did not hint that the attitudes of God and Humanity were mutually antagonistic. Through His love manifested to us in the death of Christ on the cross even while we were in the state of being sinners, God delivered us from law, wrath, sin, and death—the tyrannies that hold Humanity in check—and brought us by faith in Christ into a peaceful relationship with Himself. Paul in Ephesians 2:14-18 dramatically proclaimed that through the cross Christ reconciled both Gentile and Jew into one new Humanity by terminating the hostility that existed between them
Transfiguration - Besides its great purpose, the attestation of Christ's Messiahship and divinity, this scene demonstrated the continued existence of departed spirits in an unseen world, furnished in the Savior's person an emblem of Humanity glorified, and aided in preparing both him and his disciples for their future trials
Human Free Will - Because Humanity was created in the image of God, freedom is an inherent part of human nature (Genesis 1:26 ). This freedom gives to Humanity the power to be deliberate, determinate, and creative in choosing the plans, purposes, and directions of life. The influence of sin upon the will of mankind is so vast that it modifies and limits the freedom God gave to Humanity (John 8:34 )
Image - And this image of God is expressed in all human beings alike, regardless of sex or race (Gen_1:27-28: 2:18; see Humanity, HUMANKIND). But a human being’s Humanity is not self-contained. Jesus accepted the limitations of Humanity, yet found purpose and fulfilment in life, in spite of the temptations. As God’s representative he submitted in complete obedience to his Father, and so demonstrated, as no other person could, what true Humanity was (Colossians 1:15-167; Philippians 2:8; Hebrews 2:14; Hebrews 4:15). Only at the final triumph of Jesus Christ will Humanity, through Christ, enter its full glory (Hebrews 2:5-9; Romans 8:19-23)
Son of Man - Is the emphasis on the Humanity and frailty of the prophet? It is used, perhaps, as a title to distinguish him from other men. In any event, the emphasis seems to be on the Humanity of the prophet, a meaning which Christians also came to attach to the term when applied to Jesus. One must accept that Humanity to find true life (John 6:53 ). The Son of man is also Son of God, the One who came from above, the Ladder which links all Humanity with God (John 1:51 ). In Hebrews 2:6 , the reference to Son of man in Psalm 8:4 which originally applied to Humanity in general is specifically applied to Jesus as the unique Son of man and representative of Humanity. In any event, the significance of the term was not lost, for the New Testament writers all attest to the profound teachings which this term embodies—the true Humanity of the Word made flesh, the necessity of His suffering and death for salvation, the glory of His reign over an everlasting kingdom, and His final coming to judge the just and the unjust
Flesh - ); (2) the whole body (Psalm 16:9 ); (3) all living things having flesh, and particularly Humanity as a whole (Genesis 6:12,13 ); (4) mutability and weakness (2 Chronicles 32:8 ; Compare Isaiah 31:3 ; Psalm 78:39 )
Conception of Christ - Horsley's Tracts, and article Humanity OF CHRIST
Asp - Until that day sin continues to dominate Humanity, turning speech into poisonous lies (Romans 3:13 )
Passion Passions - Paul says that Christ was ‘subject to suffering’ (παθητός, Acts 26:23)-that is to say, in His Humanity. That in His Godhead He was impassible but in His Humanity passible was insisted on by Ignatius against Docetic error (Eph
Angel - ” The lowest rank has the most direct contact with Humanity. Perhaps most importantly, a schema which envisions the better angels communing with God and the lesser ones ministering to Humanity has no foundation in the Bible. Scripture presents ministry as one of the most blessed of activities and God himself directly involved with Humanity. Any hierarchy which serves to separate God from Humanity by interposing a series of lesser beings should be suspect. ...
The books of poetry and wisdom are expressions directed from Humanity toward God or from a person(s) to other persons. Thus it is not surprising that angels (who figure in God to Humanity communication) play a very small role in these books. Angels (or comparable spiritual beings) in detailed hierarchies came to be understood by many as necessary mediators between God and Humanity
Apollinaris the Younger, Bishop of Laodicea - ...
Apollinaris was the first to apply the results of the Nicene controversy to Christology proper and to call the attention of the church to the psychical and pneumatic element in the Humanity of Christ; but in his zeal for the true deity of Christ and fear of a double personality he fell into the error of a partial denial of His true Humanity. On the other hand he regarded the orthodox view of a union of full Humanity with a full divinity in one person—of two wholes in one whole—as an absurdity in a similar category with the mythological figure of the Minotaur. Starting from the Nicene homoousion as to the Logos but denying the completeness of Christ's Humanity he met Arianism half-way which likewise put the divine Logos in the place of the human spirit in Christ. ...
The faith of the church revolted against such a mutilated and stunted Humanity of Christ, which necessarily involved also a merely partial redemption
Filth - It is used in 1 Corinthians 4:13 much in this sense (not of sacrificial victims), "the filth of the world," representing "the most abject and despicable men" (Grimm-Thayer), the scum or rubbish of Humanity
Foundations - Psalm 82:5 (a) It seems that our Lord must have used this figure to indicate that the basic principles of Humanity were being violated throughout the earth
Alexandria, Egypt, City of - Eutychianism minimized the completeness of the Humanity and exaggerated the effects upon it of its union with the Divinity, thus denying the reality of the human nature
Incarnation, the - Theyare the means of our participation in Christ's Holy Humanity, andof our growing into His likeness, as we use them with faith andtrue repentance
Sin - ...
Sin as Rebellion One of the central affirmations throughout the Bible is Humanity's estrangement from God. The cause for this estrangement is sin, the root cause of all the problems of Humanity. Rebellion was at the root of the problem for Adam and Eve (Genesis 3:1 ) and has been at the root of Humanity's plight ever since. ...
Sin's Origin in Humanity's Rebellious Nature Human sin is universal—we all sin. Sin's origin is to be found in Humanity's rebellious nature. Since Adam and Eve rebelled against the clear command of God, sin has infected Humanity like a dread malignancy. Any idea that Humanity inherits a sinful nature must be coupled with the corollary that every person is indeed responsible for his/her choice of sin. ...
Another possibility for understanding how sin has infected all of Humanity may be found in the biblical understanding of the corporateness and solidarity of the human race. The law revealed sin in its true character, but this only aroused in Humanity a desire to experience the forbidden fruit of sin. The law as such is not bad, but Humanity simply does not have the ability to keep the law. Therefore, the law offers no means of salvation; rather, it leaves Humanity with a deep sense of sin and guilt (Romans 7:1 ). ...
Sin's Consequences The Bible looks upon sin in any form as the most serious of Humanity's problems. Since Humanity could not extricate itself from the entanglements of sin, it was necessary for God to intervene if Humanity was ever to be freed from these entanglements
Woman - , the real Humanity of the Lord Jesus; this the words attest. They declare the method of His Incarnation and "suggest the means whereby that Humanity was made free from the taint of sin consequent upon the Fall, viz
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Speaking of Jews and Gentiles as disparate entities, Paul declares that Christ's "purpose was to create in himself one new man ("humanity" NRSV) out of the two, thus making peace, and in this one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility
e'Noch - ) In the Epistle of Jude ( Jude 1:14 ) he described as "the seventh from Adam;" and the number is probably noticed as conveying the idea of divine completion and rest, while Enoch was himself a type of perfected Humanity
Stranger - Moses inculcated and enforced by numerous and by powerful considerations, as well as by various examples of benevolent hospitality, mentioned in the book of Genesis, the exhibition of kindness and Humanity to strangers. In the time of Christ, the degenerate Jews did not find it convenient to render to the strangers from a foreign country those deeds of kindness and Humanity which were not only their due, but which were demanded in their behalf by the laws of Moses
Swedenborgians - It is therefore resisted farther that the Humanity of Jesus Christ is itself divine, by virtue of its indissoluble union with the indwelling Father, agreeably to the testimony of St. Paul, that, "in Jesus Christ dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily," Colossians 2:9 ; and that thus, as to his Humanity, he is the Mediator between God and man, since there is now no other medium of God's access to man, or of man's access to God, but this divine Humanity, which was assumed for this purpose. Thus it is taught, that in the person of Jesus Christ dwells the whole Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit; the Father constituting the soul of the above Humanity, while the Humanity itself is the Son, and the divine virtue or operation proceeding from it is the Holy Spirit; forming altogether one God, just as the soul, the body, and operation of man, form one man. On the subject of the redemption wrought by this incarnate God, it is lastly taught that it consisted not in the vicarious sacrifice of Christ, but in the real subjugation of the powers of darkness and their removal from man, by continual combats and victories over them, during his abode in the world; and in the consequent descent to man of divine power and life, which was brought near to him in the thus glorified Humanity of this victorious God. They who receive this testimony concerning Jesus Christ therefore acknowledge no other God but him; and believe that in approaching his divine Humanity, they approach, at the same time, and have communication with, all the fulness of the Godhead, seeing and worshipping the invisible in the visible, agreeably to the tenor of those words of Jesus Christ: "He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent me; and he that seeth me, seeth him that sent me,"...
John 12:44-45 . In all such places particular forms of prayer have been adopted, in agreement with the ideas of the worshippers, as grounded in the religious sentiments above stated especially respecting the supreme object of adoration, who is acknowledged to be the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, in his divine Humanity
Life, Contemplative - Moreover, the second great commandment, love of our neighbor for God's sake, is fulfilled by contemplatives by means of prayer for suffering Humanity, and by penance as an atonement for sinners
Moliere - Outside of the many "Farces" which contribute little to his glory, Moliere wrote a group of comedies in which he is little concerned with plot and denouement, but in which he depicts in immortal "types" the foibles and ridiculousness of Humanity at large: the Miser, the Misanthrope, the Hypocrite, the Pedantic Woman, the Parvenu, the Quaek
Jean Poquelin - Outside of the many "Farces" which contribute little to his glory, Moliere wrote a group of comedies in which he is little concerned with plot and denouement, but in which he depicts in immortal "types" the foibles and ridiculousness of Humanity at large: the Miser, the Misanthrope, the Hypocrite, the Pedantic Woman, the Parvenu, the Quaek
Onyx - Tyre's king, like the high priest with his precious stones, was the type of Humanity in its unfallen perfection in Eden; antichrist will usurp the divine King Priest's office (Zechariah 6:13; compare Acts 12:21-23)
Flesh - ) The human eace; mankind; Humanity
Apollinarians - Apollinaris strenuously defended the divinity of Christ against the Arians; but by indulging too freely in philosophical distinctions and subtleties, he denied in some measure his Humanity
Widow - The Humanity and justice of true religion are shown in the Bible, as might be expected, by numerous indications that God and the friends of God sympathize with the sorrows, supply the wants, and defend the rights of the widow, Exodus 22:22-24 Deuteronomy 16:11 24:17,19 Psalm 68:5 Isaiah 1:17 10:2 Jeremiah 22:3 Matthew 23:14
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Moses, to inculcate Humanity on the Israelites, ordered them, if they found a bird's nest, not to take the dam with the young, but to suffer the old one to fly away, and to take the young only, Deuteronomy 22:6,7
Foreigner - With the fall, Humanity is exiled from God's immediate presence into a "foreign" land. A divided Humanity, alienated from God and from itself, is in desperate need of a home. ...
If the early history of the Bible ends with curse—the disintegration of Humanity into many nationsthe beginning of Israel's national history (chap. There would be one Humanity (Isaiah 19:23-25 ), speaking a purified language (Zephaniah 3:9 )
Union With Christ - By faith believers are incorporated into the representative head of the new Humanity, the Second Adam. As representatives of old and new Humanity, the actions and futures of these "corporate personalities" are paradigmatic for all those who belong to them. " Those who believe in Christ and are baptized into him are a part of the new Humanity; they are incorporated into the corporate personality of Christ. The biblical doctrine of representative Humanity is also the basis for understanding the expressions "Christ in you" (Romans 8:10 ; 2 Corinthians 13:5 ; Colossians 1:27 ), Christ dwelling in his disciples (Ephesians 3:17 ), and being in or abiding in them (John 14:20 ; 15:4,7 ; 17:23,26 ; 1 John 3:24 ). ...
Through identification with the crucified and resurrected Savior, the believer dies to the old Humanity and is incorporated into the new Humanity made possible by the Second Adam. It is through solidarity with Christ as the Second Adam that Humanity has the possibility of a new course (Romans 5:14 ; 1 Corinthians 15:21-22,45 ; Colossians 1:18 ). In him, who is the Head of the new Humanity, there is life eternal. " Thus, "old" and "new" signify more than personal and ethical change, but are also to be understood as terms referring to old and new Humanity in the scope of salvation history. "In Adam, " old Humanity experiences solidarity with him in sin and death. "In Christ, " however, the creation of a new Humanity is made possible, which experiences solidarity with him in righteousness and life (Romans 5:18-21 ). " This meant for the apostle that those who put their faith in Christ identified with him as the head of a new Humanity. The phrase is a social concept; to become incorporated into this new Humanity is represented as belonging to the church as the true community of God. " The phrase also has an ethical dimension, as reflected in the idea of a new Humanity made possible in solidarity with the Second Adam
Sun - As the sun is chief in nature, so CHRIST is chief in all Humanity and in all human affairs
Ark - The wood represented the Humanity of CHRIST, and the golden covering both inside and outside the ark represented the deity of CHRIST
Righteousness - For biblical authors, righteousness is the fulfillment of the terms of a covenant between God and Humanity or between humans in the full range of human relationships. In the New Testament, especially in Paul's letters, “the righteousness of God” is the key to understanding the salvation of Humanity. Righteousness is that which God requires of Humanity and which God gives as a gift to the person of faith. Thus “the righteousness of God” is the power of God at work saving Humanity (and the whole of creation), through the creation of faith in sinful persons
Christ in the Middle Ages - ’ Fully assured of the unchangeableness of the Divine Word, he was unable to believe that He ate, drank, slept, walked, rejoiced, was sad, and discoursed; and so felt compelled (against Arians and Apollinarians) to insist upon a complete Humanity in Christ to which such actions and experiences would be appropriate (Conf. He guarded carefully against any admission of a blending of Deity and Humanity, as well as against the supposition that Christ’s Humanity is converted into Deity. He calls the Humanity of Christ ‘garment,’ ‘temple,’ ‘vehicle,’ ‘instrument. Yet Augustine denied freedom of choice to the Humanity of Christ, which he made subject to predestination. And by the mystery of His Humanity He perennially offers sacrifice, because these faults also which He cleanses away are eternal’ (Moral. Thus Adoptianism provoked a reaction in the Western Church against an extreme as well as against the natural and proper interpretation of the Chalcedonian Symbol; and while it did not lead to the general acceptance of pure Eutychianism, it came perilously near eliminating from Western Christology the conception of the real and complete Humanity of Christ. He maintained, therefore, that the Deity of Jesus in its exceeding goodness came even to our nature and truly assumed the substance of our flesh, so that the Most High God could be called man, the super-essential essence thus shining forth out of Humanity. Although he held fast to the Chalcedonian doctrine of two natures and two wills, he yet regarded the Word as super-essential even in the Incarnation, and the Humanity of Christ as superhuman and deified though of like substance with us. Appropriating Christ in this feast, we enter into a blood-relationship with God and Christ; and as Christ’s Humanity became deified in the Incarnation, so do believers by partaking of Him. Entire Humanity is exalted in Him and sits at the right hand of God, having become God in Him. In becoming flesh and making atonement for the guilt of Humanity He is its Redeemer. The Humanity of Christ he regarded as even in the humiliation permeated by the Divine, and sharing in the possession and use of the Divine attributes. From this point of view he could say that not a drop of His Deity came for one moment to the help of His poor agonizing Humanity in all its needs and in its unspeakable sufferings. The Divine Person became man and formed one Person with the Humanity assumed, but not the nature. There was no transformation of Deity into Humanity or of Humanity into Deity. Anselm as a Realist insisted that in the Incarnation the Logos united Himself not with an individual man, but with impersonal Humanity, in this opposing the Nominalists, who insisted that the Humanity of Christ was individual and personal
Divination - As old as Humanity, it existed in every age and country, and nowhere is it completely abandoned
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As King of the earth, God issues decrees regulating the world of nature (the sea, Proverbs 8:29 ; rain, Job 28:26 ) and of Humanity (Daniel 4:24 )
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New Testament The idea of God's intimate relationship to Humanity is a distinct feature of Jesus' teaching
Work, Theology of - The notion that labor came into being as a result of Humanity's fall does not reflect biblical truth. Sinless Humanity was placed in the garden to cultivate it. ...
Whereas the entrance of sin did not precipitate Humanity's need to labor, it has affected the original circumstances of people's work. ...
However, the primal commission for Humanity to subdue the earth remains in force
Luke, Gospel of, - The Greek was the representation of reason and Humanity. Luke's Gospel therefore represented the character and career of Christ as answering the conception of a perfect and divine Humanity
ku Klux Klan - The Klan claimed to be "an institution of Chivalry, Humanity, Mercy, and Patriotism," with a threefold purpose: to protect the weak, defend the Constitution, and to assist in the execution of Constitutional laws
Herod the Great - "He was brutish and a stranger to all Humanity
Mediator - Such a mediator must be at once divine and human, divine, that his obedience and his sufferings might possess infinite worth, and that he might possess infinite wisdom and knowlege and power to direct all things in the kingdoms of providence and grace which are committed to his hands (Matthew 28:18 ; John 5:22,25,26,27 ); and human, that in his work he might represent man, and be capable of rendering obedience to the law and satisfying the claims of justice (Hebrews 2:17,18 ; 4:15,16 ), and that in his glorified Humanity he might be the head of a glorified Church (Romans 8:29 )
Theocracy - Theocracy is shown in action as Yahweh is portrayed as the Heavenly King in His divine council, as He governs the affairs of Humanity and His court
Job - While the profound speculations of the book regarding the problems of pain and destiny, as well as the theological doctrine which the poet intended to teach, might be beyond the grasp of the ordinary reader, the moral appeal of the simple opening story came home to all suffering Humanity
Conviction - First, conviction for sin is the result of the Holy Spirit awakening Humanity to a sense of guilt and condemnation because of sin and unbelief
Branch - Sin had dried up the life of the Humanity out of which He sprang
Prince - "); "r" in Acts 3:17 ; 4:5,8 ; 13:27 ; 14:5 ; (e) of rulers of synagogues, Matthew 9:18,23 , "r;" so Luke 8:41 ; 18:18 ; (f) of the Devil, as "prince" of this world, John 12:31 ; 14:30 ; 16:11 ; of the power of the air, Ephesians 2:2 , "the air" being that sphere in which the inhabitants of the world live and which, through the rebellious and godless condition of Humanity, constitutes the seat of his authority; (g) of Beelzebub, the "prince" of the demons, Matthew 9:24 ; 12:24 ; Mark 3:22 ; Luke 11:15
Envy - In the New Testament envy is a common member of vice lists as that which comes out of the person and defiles (Mark 7:22 ), as a characteristic of Humanity in rebellion to God (Romans 1:29 ), as a fruit of the flesh (Galatians 5:21 ), as a characteristic of unregenerate life (Titus 3:3 ) and as a trait of false teachers (1 Timothy 6:4 )
Godhead - God, who can be known by mankind only as He chooses to reveal Himself, discloses Himself and thus His nature in the context of His relationships with Humanity
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Psalm 29:10 (c) Perhaps this indicates the great, surging mass of Humanity over which our Lord JESUS rules, reigns and controls
i'Saac - " Isaac is the type of Humanity itself, devoted to death for sin
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4: παραπλησίως (Strong's #3898 — Adverb — paraplesios — par-ap-lay-see'-oce ) from para, "beside," and the adjective plesios, "near" (akin to the adverb pelas, "near, hard by"), is used in Hebrews 2:14 , AV, "likewise" (RV, "in like manner"), expressing the true Humanity of Christ in partaking of flesh and blood
Excommunication - Our Savior directs that such an offender be regarded "as heathen man and a publican;" and the apostles charge the church to "withdraw from" those who trouble them, and "keep no company with them," "no, not to eat;" but this is to be understood of those offices of civility and fraternity which a man is at liberty to pay or to withhold, and not of the indispensable duties of Humanity, founded on nature, the law of nations, and the spirit of Christianity, 2 Thessalonians 3:6,15 2 John 1:10-11
Mediator - , "a go-between" (from mesos, "middle," and eimi, "to go"), is used in two ways in the NT, (a) "one who mediates" between two parties with a view to producing peace, as in 1 Timothy 2:5 , though more than mere "mediatorship" is in view, for the salvation of men necessitated that the Mediator should Himself posses the nature and attributes of Him towards whom He acts, and should likewise participate in the nature of those for whom He acts (sin apart); only by being possessed both of deity and Humanity could He comprehend the claims of the one and the needs of the other; further, the claims and the needs could be met only by One who, Himself being proved sinless, would offer Himself an expiatory sacrifice on behalf of men; (b) "one who acts as a gurantee" so as to secure something which otherwise would not be obtained
Book With the Seven Seals - The unnamed Presence in the glory of light on the central throne, the representatives of Humanity and nature grouped around and before Him, the concentration of interest in the seven-sealed book held out upon (ἐπί, acc. ’ In a word, the purpose of history is the founding of a redeemed Humanity
Will - The story of redemption is founded on God's offer to Humanity to return to the fullness of relationship lost in Eden, despite its radical consequences. Humanity images God when it deliberately chooses. Humanity is invited to respond to that will and provision
Atonement - (uh tohne' mehnt), meaning reconciliation, was associated with sacrificial offerings to remove the effects of sin and in the New Testament,] refers specifically to the reconciliation between God and Humanity effected by the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. This breach is the result of Humanity's sinful rebellion. Because of our fallenness, all people belong to Adam's race, the old Humanity. Those who belong to Christ through faith belong to the new Humanity He created (2 Corinthians 5:17 ; Ephesians 2:14-22 ). Christ is not a third party who comes between God and Humanity to absorb all the punishment God can inflict. In this imagery, Satan, the head of evil forces and archenemy of God, has Humanity in his power. Christ is the Warrior of God who enters the battle, defeats the devil, and rescues Humanity
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Humanity as Subject to Time. In contrast to God and Jesus, Humanity is limited by time in the cycle of birth, life, and death. The covenants God made with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jeremiah illustrate that history reveals a progressive unveiling of God's redemptive plan for Humanity. ...
But how God and Humanity relate to time may parallel how time differs from eternity. On the other, time and Humanity are immortal in the sense that both have a starting point and continue on indefinitely
Fall, the - For them it does not portray a scene that really existed or an event that actually happened in the earliest history of Humanity. The wickedness of Humanity became great and violence filled the earth; polygamy became a way of life (Genesis 4:19 ; 6:2,5 ). These are all reasons for the frustrations and groanings of all creation which, by the ordinance of God and as a result of Humanity's sin, will continue until the end of time (Romans 8:18-22 ). His relation to Humanity was altered. God himself did not change; Humanity broke the covenant relationship and true to himself and his Word, God in righteousness and justice, dealt accordingly. This enmity would divide Humanity into disobedient despisers and rejectors of God and his covenant and submitting, believing, and obedient recipients of mercy and love
Immanuel - Jesus' birth showed all Humanity that God is faithful to fulfill His promises in ways far beyond human expectations; for Jesus was not just a sign of God with us
Table of Nations - First, a new chapter begins in biblical history at this point; Humanity has a new beginning through Noah and his three sons
Savior - In a pagan world offering numerous “saviors” such as the pagan gods Zeus and Asclepius, the Roman emperor, and various philosophers, the church witnessed to Christ as the savior who could rescue Humanity from the penalty and power of sin
Three - It must be confessed, (for it maybe be very safely allowed without the smallest injury to the true faith,) that there are numbers among the Jews of modern times, who from the ignorance of their mind and blinded understanding, are looking for the Messiah in the simple Humanity of the man, and know nothing of JEHOVAH in his threefold personality of character
Blood - " It stresses the limitations of Humanity; the two are essential elements in man's physical being; "the life of the flesh is in the blood," Leviticus 17:11 ; (b) for human generation, John 1:13 ; (c) for "blood" shed by violence, e
Revenge - According to modern usage, to inflict pain deliberately and maliciously, contrary to the laws of justice and Humanity, in return for injury, pain or evil received to wreak vengeance spitefully on one who injures or offends
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Old Testament God warned Noah of His intentions to destroy the earth because of the wickedness of Humanity. The last New Testament reference to the ark points to the evil of Humanity and God's patient salvation (1 Peter 3:20 )
Brass (Brazen) - The wood represents the Humanity of CHRIST which in itself might not be able to stand fiery judgment. The brass representing the character and righteous judgment of eternal GOD is a picture of the deity of the Lord JESUS combined with His Humanity
Incarnation - The fact of the Incarnation in the NT...
( a ) The Humanity of Christ . Side by side with this picture of perfect Humanity there is an ever-present belief through all the NT writings that Christ was more than a man. But comparing the different connexions in which it is used, we can hardly escape the conclusion that Christ identifies Himself with the consummation and perfection of Humanity. Purpose and results of the Incarnation...
( a ) Consummation of the universe and of Humanity . Christ is represented as fulfilling the purpose of Humanity and therefore of the universe, as being its first and final cause, ‘for whom are all things, and through whom are all things. (1) Christ offers an example of perfect and sinless Humanity: He is the unique example of man as God intended him to be. It is not surprising that men found it difficult to grasp the perfect Divinity as well as the perfect Humanity of Christ, and that attempts should have been made to explain away one side or other of the doctrine of the Incarnation. Again, when the Divinity of Christ was fully accepted, the difficulty of believing the same Person to be both God and man led to attempts to explain away the perfect Humanity
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Humanity as Created “God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them” (Genesis 1:27 ). ...
Humanity under Sin Theologians often seek to determine sin's essence through careful analysis of Genesis 3:1 . Just as Humanity's image is manifested most fully in Jesus, so sin was revealed most clearly in the opposition to Him. ...
Humanity Participating in Salvation The fullness of human potential cannot be determined from Genesis, but only from texts, primarily in the New Testament, which describe humans as moving towards final glorification. Through its many stories of people turning from God, Scripture insists that strong divine influence is needed to counteract sin; but Scripture may not provide a precise answer to the other side of the issue—humanity's ability to turn to God
Sabellianism, or Patripassianism - 4), and when the work of man's salvation is completed the Logos will be withdrawn from the Humanity of Christ into that personal union and identity with the Father which existed from eternity, while the Humanity will be absorbed into the original Divine nature. If, then, the absorption of Christ's Humanity into the absolute Μονάς was necessary, much more the absorption of all inferior personal existences
Genesis - Through the flood, God eliminates all Humanity except the family of Noah, then makes a covenant with that family never again to bring such punishment (Genesis 6:1-9:17 ), but human sin continues on the individual and the societal levels, bringing necessary...
divine punishment of the nations at the tower of Babel (Genesis 9:18-11:9 ). God thus establishes a plan to redeem and bless the Humanity that persists in sin. See Creation ; Flood ; Sin ; Humanity ; Anthropology ; Earth; Image of God ; Abraham ; Isaac ; Jacob ; Joseph ; Adam and Eve ; Noah ; Names of God ; God of the Fathers . It shows a realistic picture of Humanity in their great strengths and weaknesses. He provided the best of all possible worlds for the best of all possible creatures, Humanity created in His image
Christ, Humanity of - Christ could not have been mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2) and the head of Humanity, He could not have called Himself "Son of Man," unless He was a true and perfect man
Impute, Imputation - Likewise, it is taught that the sins of Humanity were imputed to Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21 ), although the exact nature of this divine imputation remains a mystery
California - Forbes, have praised the wisdom and Humanity of the Franciscan system of treating the aborigines
Gospels - There are four historical accounts of the person and work of Christ: "the first by Matthew, announcing the Redeemer as the promised King of the kingdom of God; the second by Mark, declaring him 'a prophet, mighty in deed and word'; the third by Luke, of whom it might be said that he represents Christ in the special character of the Saviour of sinners (Luke 7:36 ; 15:18 ); the fourth by John, who represents Christ as the Son of God, in whom deity and Humanity become one
Humanity of Christ - Christ could not have been mediator between God and men (1 Timothy 2) and the head of Humanity, He could not have called Himself "Son of Man," unless He was a true and perfect man
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COMMAND, To have or to exercise supreme authority to possess the chief power to govern as, the general commands with dignity and Humanity
Grapes - Everywhere we encounter proofs of the admirable Humanity that characterized the Mosaic legislation
Evolution (Christ And) - The first makes the Christ the consummation and crown of the process of cosmic Evolution, and postulates the Incarnation as its necessary climax; the second occupies the old standpoint of Christian theology from the beginning, that, whether the Incarnation lay implicit or not in the process, it was historically conditioned by the fact of the sinful and ‘fallen’ state of Humanity. The upward striving of Humanity for union with its Creator as personal finds its historical witness in (1) the universal function of worship, prayer, and sacrifice, and (2) the Hebrew prophetic vision of the Ideal Servant of Jehovah, and the Messianic hope; and it suggests, as God is personal, a corresponding act of self-revelation in a historical Person who would unite in himself the human aspiration and the Divine manifestation; while the gradual revelation consummated in the coming of Christ, and recorded in the Old and New Testaments, is in line with all the known laws of God’s evolutionary methods. ), but that it would have taken place even if sin had not entered the world, the form which it took was historically conditioned by the actual condition of Humanity; i. It was (1) the realization of the perfect type of Humanity—Christ as the Ideal Man; (2) the achievement of a great restorative or saving work—Christ as the sufficient Saviour; (3) the beginning of a fresh departure in the upward Life of the Race—Christ as the Founder and Head of His Church, and the source of the higher spiritual movements of history. Or, we may say that the right time for an ideal to be actualized in the life of Humanity would be, at that precise moment when the capacity for conceiving and recognizing an ideal had been sufficiently developed to appreciate it. Before this, it would be wasted; later, it would have been belated; and Jesus came and embodied the Ideal Life just when Humanity was capable of profiting by it, and of being stirred by it into higher aspiration and endeavour. Before Humanity could be released from this disability, which had interfered with the free interflow of the Divine and human fellowship, in the unrestricted action of which alone the spiritual life of man can develop, a process of reconciliation and at-one-ment with the source of the spiritual Life must be initiated. (3) The sacrifice of the good for the bad, a fact manifested (in the necessity of things) only among ethical persons, and exemplified throughout history as one of the most potent forces for the uplifting and perfecting of Humanity
Flesh - It may signify a comprehensive sense whereby “all flesh” refers to all of Humanity (Joel 2:28 ; Matthew 24:22 ) or including both the human and animal creation (Genesis 6:13 , Genesis 6:17 ; Genesis 7:16 ; Leviticus 17:14 ). Paul's reference to the flesh denotes all of Humanity when he stated that no flesh is justified by the works of the law (Romans 3:20 ; Galatians 2:16 ). ...
Theological Significance Biblically, the flesh is viewed as the created and natural Humanity
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True helpfulness is that which is due from one man to another because of the ties of Humanity. It is this service of man as man, and because of the ties of a Divine Humanity, which is the service of Christ. Rules which the individual may lay down for his own guidance are for the individual conscience to determine, but ‘the Christian law is the spirit of Christ, that Enthusiasm of Humanity which He declared to be the source from which all right action flows’ (Ecce Homo)
Flesh - ‘In the days of his flesh’ (Hebrews 5:7) does not mean in the days when He possessed a body, or in the days when He bore our human nature; for the author firmly believes in the continued and complete Humanity of our heavenly High Priest (Hebrews 4:14 f. Similarly, ‘through The veil, that is to say, his flesh’ (Hebrews 10:20) points to His life in those same ‘days of his flesh’-the whole period of His suffering Humanity; and when the writer describes the rites of the OT Law as ‘ordinances of flesh’ (δικαιώματα σαρκός, English Version ‘carnal ordinances,’ Hebrews 9:10) and contrasts these with the blood of Christ in respect of atoning efficacy, the antithesis in his mind, as the context shows, is not so much between the material and the spiritual as between the earthly and the heavenly, the passing and the permanent, the temporal and the eternal. Paul in a distinctly theological and ethical sense to denote the seat and instrument of sin in fallen Humanity, as opposed to the ‘mind,’ or higher nature of man, which accepts the Law of God (Romans 7:25), and the ‘spirit,’ which is the principle of life in the regenerate (Romans 8:4 ff
Progress - This, moreover, is the greatest and most complex fact in the history of the individual and social life of Humanity. For in the Gospels there is abundance of evidence not only to show that the fact of man’s progressive destiny had due recognition paid to it by Christ Himself and in His teaching, but also to make it manifest that in Himself and in His teaching there is a revelation of all the essential principles of human progress, and also an adequate provision of the moral conditions necessary to bring these principles to realization in the individual and social life and destiny of Humanity. Among them there had been developed, many centuries prior to Christ’s time, ideas and sentiments, aspirations and hopes relative to the progressive destiny of mankind, which were entirely phenomenal, and which possessed immense value, partly because in many points they were highly enlightened, partly because of their profound moral significance, and partly because of the service they rendered in the preparation of the way for the new, progressive era to be ushered into the life of Humanity by Christ’s advent (e. And He must have known, as any one knowing and correctly interpreting the facts can see was actually the case, that if He had attempted to initiate or to achieve a reformation within any of the domains of human life in question, the result would inevitably have proved worse than useless for Himself and His cause, and for Humanity. So true is this that a great deal of His teaching—the most of it, indeed, when properly understood—can be construed into a theory of what is meant by the progress of Humanity,—a theory never stated by Himself in abstract terms, but embodied in the general order of ideas that found such diversified forms of expression in His teaching. (8) He was fully persuaded that the course of human progress, such as He conceived its nature to be and the conditions on which it would proceed in the individual and social life of Humanity, would strictly and persistently follow the laws of evolution. In Matthew 5:17 He identified His position in history and His work with the essentially moral nature, and with the cause and the evolution of the progress of the individual and social life of Humanity. (1) The gradual realization of God’s will and purpose in the lives of men as individuals is everywhere and always the basis of moral progress in the social life and history of Humanity; and therefore our Lord—no doubt designedly—illustrated the evolution of the Kingdom of God in its relation to the individual’s heart and life in His first parable, that of the Sower (Matthew 13:1-8; Matthew 13:18-23). This fact as to man’s progress our Lord likewise fully realized, and He expressed His sense of its truth and value in His parable of the Mustard-seed (Matthew 13:31-32)—(5) Finally, the end of moral progress in the life and history of Humanity will be a destiny in which every department of its individual and social life, external as well as internal, will be interpenetrated and regulated by the will and purpose of God as perfectly realized and manifested in a universal and established order of righteousness and love
Book, Book of Life - The biblical writers also record that God shared with Humanity the employment of writing in an "economic" role
Dimoeritae, Followers of Apollinarius - Hence, as the Apollinarians maintained that our Lord assumed only (διμοιρία ) two of the three parts (σῶμα , ψυχή , νοῦς ) of which perfect Humanity consists, they were called Dimoeritae by Epiphanius, who says (Haer
Heart - (See also Humanity, HUMANKIND; MIND; SOUL; SPIRIT
Person, Personhood - The biblical view of Humanity is critical to our understanding of the Scriptures and God. This represents the weakness or mortality of Humanity, although such an understanding may be more attributable to theology rather than etymology. It depicts Humanity in contrast to animals and provides us with the English word "anthropology. " Implicit in this term is an acknowledgment of Humanity's finiteness and creatureliness. Even as there is diversity (trinity) within unity in the Godhead so there is unity within diversity in Humanity. Maleness and femaleness are basic to Humanity
Virgin Birth - ...
The virgin birth also affirms Jesus' true Humanity. Jesus' Humanity revealed his (and God's) complete identification with humankind. By means of his death and resurrection, God has provided Humanity with complete and final deliverance from sin and death. ...
Humanity, on the other hand, desperately needs divine help. It is the planned gracious rescue from above of an otherwise lost Humanity below. It is indisputably a gift of God freely given to a fallen Humanity
Eli, Eli, Lama Sabachthani - Would He desert a trusting child in such an hour?...
A view which takes into consideration the full Humanity—as well as full divinity—of Jesus seems most helpful
Veil - At Jesus' death the Temple veil was ripped from top to bottom, illustrating that in Christ God had abolished the barrier separating Humanity from the presence of od (Matthew 27:51 ; Mark 15:38 ; compare Luke 23:45 )
Noah - ...
The sinful nature of Humanity is one thing that remained preserved on the ark
Hedge - The eye of love sees Humanity submerged. It is Humanity’s ragged regiment whom He would see housed by the compulsion of ‘the love (Luke 14:23) that will not let them go
God, City of - Although the purpose of the "City of God" is directly apologetic, by setting forth the course of Humanity in a universal form, unifying it under one Providence, and verxying the providential guidance in the facts of history, it is the first work to offer the distinct outlines of a philosophy of history
Redemption - " (2 Corinthians 5) In this whole redeeming work Christ acts as the Head of mankind, is intimately united to the Humanity which He came to save
Adam - He shared his physical origin with other animals in being made of common earthly chemicals, yet he was uniquely different in that he was made in the image of God (Genesis 1:27; Genesis 2:7; see CREATION; Humanity, HUMANKIND)
Security of the Believer - The natural gulf between the invisible, infinite God and finite, fallible Humanity makes the quest for assurance and security a very significant theological issue. In our identity with Adam, Humanity experienced lostness and death; but as we identify with the ultimate power of Christ in the resurrection, we, too, shall experience the effective meaning of the security of the believer in the triumph of God (1 Corinthians 15:20-28 )
Mark of the Beast - This mark is first mentioned in 13:16-17, where it is imposed on Humanity by the beast out of the earth (13:11). The vision calls John and his audience to discern the spirit of sinful Humanity that accompanies the antichrist rather than to decode his identity
Abortion - These terms designate Humanity, over and against the rest of creation, as somehow modeled after God. ...
The psalmist's portrait of Humanity, as distinguished from the rest of creation, employs language of dignity, honor, and lofty position, rather than of divine image (Psalm 8:3-8 ). At the same time, the psalms carefully preserve the infinite distance between Humanity and its Creator; divine likeness is never confused with divinity (8:4; 113:1-9; 144:3-4). Elsewhere, Christ is the quintessential divine image-bearer according to whose pattern redeemed Humanity is being recreated ( Colossians 1:15 ; 3:10 ; Hebrews 2:6-10 ; cf. 22Rom 5:14), Jesus fully embraced Humanity to redeem it. But unlike the first Adam who emerged fully formed from the earth, Jesus' entrance into Humanity was as a zygote in Mary's womb. ...
All of this strongly affirms the Humanity of the unborn and portrays a God hard at work forming and protecting preborn life
Christ in the Seventeenth Century - They insisted that there would be no real communication of Divine attributes to the Humanity unless the human Christ both possessed and used them. For how could a Christ who possessed and used the property of omnipresence in His Humanity be at the same time and in the same nature circumscribed in time and space? How could a growing intelligence be at the same time endowed with absolute omniscience? Or how could the weak, human, suffering Christ be also in the full exercise of His omnipotence? The Tübingen theologians did their best to solve these startling contradictions by making small concessions, and minute distinctions that concealed these concessions. Not even did the risen and exalted Christ surpass the limits of the human, or arrive in His Humanity at complete coincidence with the Divine. It may be mentioned, as indicating the growing importance attached to the Humanity of Christ, that the idea of Christ’s pre-existent Humanity gained ground during this century as well among the Reformed as the Lutheran divines. ...
Comparing the views of the Reformed and Lutheran Churches, we may say that while both adhered to the ancient formula of Chalcedon, the Lutheran Church emphasized the Divinity of Christ, and the Reformed Church the Humanity. In the Lutheran field of vision stands the figure of the Divine, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent Christ, upon which the Humanity hangs like a thin transparent garment; while, for the Reformed Church, the human Jesus of Nazareth stands in the foreground, and the Divinity lies in the background of faith, constituting a union with the human Jesus that is beyond comprehension. They also maintained the full Humanity of Jesus
Christ in Reformation Theology - He who accomplished an effectual redemption for fallen and enslaved Humanity must needs be Divine. He declares frequently that we must beware of thinking that the Deity and the Humanity of Christ are united in such an external fashion that we may look at the one apart from the other. ...
Luther’s sense of the rich and full Divinity of Christ is not won at the expense or neglect of His Humanity. On the contrary, he believed that the reason why the Schoolmen had made so many mistakes was that they had practically omitted the Humanity of Christ altogether. They had obscured His Humanity by a multitude of conceptions and fancies which Luther could not abide. ...
‘The deeper we can bring Christ into our Humanity, the better it is,’ he says in one of his sermons (Erlangen ed. He will have nothing to do with those who ascribe to Christ only a mutilated Humanity. ‘By Humanity I mean body and soul. ...
As with every other article of his creed, Luther had a practical religious interest in holding so firmly to the Humanity of Christ. The human life of Jesus glorified Humanity, and was a pledge of the final glory of all redeemed Humanity
Ungodliness - Herein is manifest, on the one hand, the far deeper religious view of Scripture, which estimates “failings,” or sins of omission, so seriously, and, on the other, its deeper Humanity, which does not resort to the strongest terms to designate whatever is actually sinful’ (op
Scripture - Jesus Christ is the center to which everything in Scripture is united and bound together—beginning and end, creation and redemption, Humanity, the world, the fall, history, and future
Honor - He bestowed honor on Humanity by creating man a little lower than the angels (Psalm 8:5-6 )
Affliction - ...
In the New Testament the source of affliction is (1) the natural conditions of Humanity (James 1:27 ); (2) persecution because of faithfulness to Christ (2 Corinthians 6:4 ; 1 Thessalonians 1:6 ); (3) discipline for the purpose of maturing the Christian faith; and (4) the result of personal sin (Galatians 6:7 )
Anointing - The meat offering was anointed with oil, Leviticus 2:1,4 , typical of the pure Humanity of the Lord Jesus, and of His being sealed by the Holy Spirit
Son - But in such passages as Luke 1:32,35 ; Acts 13:33 , which refer to the Humanity of the Lord Jesus, . ...
So again in Hebrews 5:5 , where the High Priesthood of Christ is shown to fulfill all that was foreshadowed in the Levitical priesthood, the passage stresses the facts of His Humanity, the days of His flesh, His perfect obedience and His sufferings. In the latter the use of the title falls into two groups, (a) those in which it refers to Christ's Humanity, His earthly work, sufferings and death, e. He is the same Person as in the days of His flesh, still continuing His Humanity with His Deity
Charity - Towards our enemies, it inspires forgiveness and Humanity
Presence of God - These are often described as theophanies, appearances of God to Humanity
Spirits in Prison - Peter's point is not that the disobedient spirits were “imprisoned” in the sense of being inactive when Christ came to them, but that He came to them in their “haunts” or “havens” to notify them that their power over Humanity was finally broken and that now they must surrender to His universal dominion
Alogians, or Alogi - Yet he clearly distinguishes them from the Ebionites; and their opposition to Cerinthus implies that they believed in the real Humanity of Christ
Transfiguration of Christ - As an emblem of Humanity glorified at the resurrection
Glory (2) - His Divinity will be recognized in the ‘glory’ which was ever inseparable from it; His Humanity will be seen filled full, illuminated by its union with His Divinity, ‘taken up into God’ (Quicunque vult), and so constituting the perfect expression and vehicle of His Divinity (1 John 3:2). Hence in the ideal and perfected Church, as described in the Apocalypse, both Humanity and its material setting are illuminated with ‘the glory of the Lamb,’ whose glorified Humanity is, as it were, the ‘Lamp’ (Revelation 21:23) in which shines the ‘glory’ of the Godhead
Unity - The primeval unity of Humanity (“one language” Genesis 11:1 ) was likewise disrupted as a result of sinful pride (Genesis 11:4-8 )
Vinegar - ‘The vigilant Humanity of Julian,’ says Gibbon,‡ Stewardship - Unfortunately, the sin of Humanity interrupted God's plans for His world
Hate, Hatred - Humanity may choose to follow in God's path in hating anything that hates the Lord or his standards (Psalm 139:22 )
New Self - The Greek term for "new self, " neos anthropos [1], depicts an individual, male or female, who possesses a "new nature" or "new Humanity
Joel - Time would also show that there was to be no limit of race (Jew or Gentile); for however men (even prophets) may limit ‘all flesh,’ to Christ and His Church it means ‘all Humanity
Breathing - As Westcott observes, ‘the same image which was used to describe the communication of the natural life [1] is here used to express the communication of the new, spiritual life of recreated Humanity
Father - Since the coming of Jesus Christ, we have a new right to call God our Father, by reason of the adoption which our Saviour has merited for us, by clothing himself in our Humanity, and purchasing us by his death: "Ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father
Water Watering, Waterless - On the contrary, He who was baptized and He who was crucified was the Son of God throughout in His combined Deity and Humanity
Body - What Christians look forward to is the resurrection of the body to full and eternal life (2 Corinthians 5:1-5; see Humanity, HUMANKIND)
Flood - Scene after scene exhibits a disclosure of God, the moral nature of His acts, His self-consistent righteousness, His ever abiding love, His determined will to extricate Humanity from its self-inflicted ruin, His determination never to see wrong as ultimately victorious, but to see the fulfilment of His purposes finally and fully. Here is another instance of the same theme in the preamble to the Flood: Humanity became enormously wicked
Scythian - They became the symbol of savagery, inhumanity, barbarity, treachery, cruelty, and perhaps under the names Gog and Magog (q. When the apostle Paul is speaking of the absolute way in which the gospel of Christ abolishes all racial distinctions, he mentions in the list ‘Greek and Jew … barbarian, Scythian’ (Colossians 3:11), where undoubtedly ‘Scythian’ is referred to as being universally regarded as the lowest in the scale of Humanity, the most savage of barbarians-‘Scythae barbaris barbariores’ (Bengal) (cf. The opponents of Christianity, such as Celsus and the pseudo-Lucian, could not understand a religion which had a place for those so low in the scale of Humanity as the Scythians
Sermon on the Mount - In a similar manner, some interpreters believe Jesus fulfilled the demands of the sermon for Humanity since Humanity was incapable of living up to standards of the sermon
Greatness - The very title which our Lord uses of Himself in appealing to His own example (Mark 10:45 ||), suggests that the nearer a man’s life approaches to the ideal of Humanity, the more completely will he realize his greatness in the service of others. To the present writer the truest explanation appears to be that which makes it point to Christ as the ideal of Humanity
Discipline (2) - Such a τελείωσις consisted in His being brought ‘to the full moral perfection of His Humanity, which carries with it the complete ness of power and dignity’ (Westcott); and its necessity is recognized, not by the writer of the Epistle to the Hebrews alone (Hebrews 2:10; Hebrews 7:28 etc. It was in virtue of His ‘perfection’ through suffering that He reached His absolute sympathy with Humanity, and in consequence His complete qualification to be its Saviour (Hebrews 2:18; Hebrews 4:15-16; Hebrews 5:2)
Nature - Paul poetically personifies Nature and represents it as sympathizing with Humanity’s hopes. ‘He conceives of all creation as involved in the fortunes of Humanity. … With the revelation of the sons of God Humanity would attain its end, and nature too’ (J
Cup - None are able to refuse it; all Humanity will be judged and the wicked put to the sword
Bondage - It is evident that he was far more deeply interested in man’s spiritual bondage and his deliverance than in slavery as an institution open to challenge in the cause of Humanity
Bee - curdled milk (the acid of which is grateful in the hot East) and honey mixed together shall He eat, as the ordinary food of infants, marking His real Humanity (Luke 2:52)
Fashion - of Humanity in general; in Philippians 2:8 it is used of the Lord in His being found "in fashion" as a man, and signifies what He was in the eyes of men, "the entire outwardly perceptible mode and shape of His existence, just as the preceding words morphe, "form," and homoioma, "likeness," describe what He was in Himself as Man" (Gifford on the Incarnation, p
Dayspring - Godet would connect these words with ἐπισκέψεται (‘it is from the bosom of Divine mercy that this star comes down, and it does not rise upon Humanity until after it has descended and has been made man’), but this seems hardly necessary; ἐξ ὕψονς represents ‘from God,’ and ἀνατολὴ ἐξ ὕψους is simply ‘God’s Messiah’ (Dalman, The Words of Jesus, pp
Flesh And Spirit - Instead, the flesh must be subjugated and made useful to the spiritual purposes and goals of Humanity
Rhodes - Its opulence was merited by its Humanity
Sovereignty of God - He reveals himself as a parent in love and in relationship with Humanity
Elijah - ) takes an illustration from the story of Elijah, and in doing so reminds his readers that, though so great in life and so remote from ordinary Humanity in the manner of his exodus from the world, the prophet was yet a man of like passions (or ‘nature,’ Revised Version margin) with us-ἄνθρωπος ὁμοιοπαθὴς ἡμῖν-so that his experiences may serve as a help to weak, ordinary mortals
Esau - His purpose is to sweep away a narrow, particularistic doctrine of election, according to which God’s action ends in Israel, and to replace it by a grand universalistic conception, according to which the world, or all Humanity, is the end of the Divine action, and election itself is controlled by an all-embracing purpose of love
Axe - He would save the tree of Humanity, even ‘as a tree whose stock remaineth when they are felled’ (Isaiah 6:13)
Man - ἄνθρωπος, man in the sense of 'humanity,' irrespective of sex
Abyssinian Church - ...
The Abyssinian Christians have always received their abuna, or patriarch, from Alexandria, whence they sprang, and consequently their creed is Monophysite, or Eutychian; maintaining one nature only in the person of Christ, namely, the divine, in which they considered all the properties of the Humanity to be absorbed; in opposition to the Nestorians
Silverius, Bishop of Rome - ) commends the peculiar Humanity of Belisarius after the capture of Naples
Possession - His Humanity was true and complete, the Humanity of the age into which He was born; and of His Divine attributes He’ emptied himself’ ( Php 2:7 , 2 Corinthians 8:9 ; 2 Corinthians 13:4 ), except to the extent to which His perfect human nature might be the organ of their manifestation (Bruce, Humiliation of Christ , 136 ff. In virtue of this voluntary self-limitation, His Humanity was not lifted clear of the intellectual atmosphere of His time; but He shared the conceptions and views of the people amongst whom He became incarnate, though His sinlessness and the welcomed guidance of the Holy Spirit aided His human intelligence, removing some of the worst hindrances to correct thinking, but not making Him in any sense a prodigy in advance of His age in regard to human knowledge
Incarnation (2) - It is abundantly evident that He knew them, both in the broad qualities of Humanity and in the individual features of the lives which came before Him. It is a fact that He is the ethical head of Humanity. ‘He who alone stands in this universal relation to Humanity cannot be merely a member of it’ (Forrest, Christ of History, etc. The closer we draw to Him, the more clearly do we discern His Humanity. Yet this very Humanity is the unveiling of Divinity. If, because of His Humanity, we have been inclined to draw Him into our ranks, we soon find that He will not be thus classified. He was born a man, yet His birth was not the inevitable product of physiological and racial conditions; it was the entrance into Humanity of one whose home and native air were elsewhere. We are constrained to conceive of the sinless Christ, not as the bloom and efflorescence of Humanity, but rather as One who has entered into Humanity on an errand of profound significance for the moral history of the race
Flood, the - God extends a probationary period during which his Spirit is striving with Humanity to repent (Genesis 6:3 ). God takes up Humanity's pain and anguish (Genesis 6:6 ; 3:16-17 ). God "destroys" what Humanity had already ruined or corrupted; he mercifully brings to completion the ruin already wrought by humankind. The portrayal of Humanity's moral depravity as the cause of the flood highlights human responsibility for sin. ...
Many lines of biblical evidence converge in affirming the universal extent of the flood and also reveal the theological significance of this conclusion: (1) the trajectory of major themes in Genesis 1-11 creation, fall, plan of redemption, spread of sinis universal in scope and calls for a matching universal judgment; (2) the genealogical lines from both Adam (Genesis 4:17-26 ; 5:1-31 ) and Noah (Genesis 10:1-32 ; 11:1-9 ) are exclusive in nature, indicating that as Adam was father of all preflood Humanity, so Noah was father of all postflood Humanity; (3) the same inclusive divine blessing to be fruitful and multiply is given to both Adam and Noah (Genesis 1:28 ; 9:1 ); (4) the covenant (1619168893_60 ) and its rainbow sign (Genesis 9:12-17 ) are clearly linked with the extent of the flood (Genesis 9:16,18 ); if there was only a local flood, then the covenant would be only a limited covenant; (5) the viability of God's promise (Genesis 9:15 ; cf
Doctrine - For instance, what we say about Humanity affects what we say about Christology; what we say about election shapes what we believe about the church. We testify to God's search for Humanity and confess that we have “been found” in Christ
Touch - They ultimately reveal, however, something of God's holy and gracious character and the sinful condition of Humanity. In redeeming Humanity from sin and spiritual death, Jesus bore in his body our sin, thus bringing its deadly consequences upon himself: "he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed" (Isaiah 53:4-5,11 ; cf
Light - Through the Word of God light came into existence (Genesis 1:1-3 ), and through the revelation of God in Jesus Christ the Word brought light to Humanity. The revealed will of God provides light to the heart, soul, and mind of Humanity, providing guidance in a dark world (Psalm 19:7-10 ; 119:105,130 )
Jesus Christ - We shall here more particularly consider his divinity, Humanity, and character. ...
But though Jesus Christ be God, yet for our sakes, and for our salvation, he took upon him human nature; this is therefore called his Humanity. Marcion, Apelles, Valentinus, and many other heretics, denied Christ's Humanity, as some have done since. ...
His Humanity is not changed into his deity, nor his deity into Humanity; but the two natures are distinct in one person. "Here, " as an elegant writer observes "every grace that can recommend religion, and every virtue that can adorn Humanity, are so blended, as to excite our admiration, and engage our love
Nationality - In regard to the terms of the Mosaic Law, He did not hesitate to act as Lord of the Sabbath in the interests of Humanity (Mark 3:4). But the sacrifice enabled religion to pass into the higher stage of association with Humanity (cf. What nationality had hitherto done for religion, in providing the scope for its practice of social ethics, Humanity was to do henceforth
Pagan - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of Humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a thousand years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five thousand years
Paganism - (Latin: paganus, villager, rustic) ...
an expression of early Christians for heathen and heathenism, since the old idolatrous beliefs and practises lingered in country places after Christianity became common in the cities
one who does not acknowledge the true God and practises idolatry
natural religion tending to degenerate because unaided by true religion, distorting the knowledge of God and gradually accepting belief in many false gods, resting morality on uncertain principles and therefore degrading it
condition of Humanity with which the Church had to struggle for a thousand years, gradually substituting in the more enlightened world a Christian civilization for what had survived of the old pagan and later Greco-Roman civilizations of more than five thousand years
Assurance - ...
Assurance of a relationship with God in Christ is the way believers express the mysterious connection between the infinite nature of God and the fallible nature of Humanity
Man From Heaven - The phrase also places Jesus firmly on the side of God rather than on the side of Humanity either in its limited, "earthly" capacity (3:31) or in its sinful rebellion against God (8:23)
Necromancy - ...
The prohibition against seeking mediums who would call upon the dead attempts to clarify the channels that God approves when communicating with Humanity
Greatness - ...
God also exhibits greatness in love toward Humanity by forgiving (Numbers 14:19 ) and by redeeming (Deuteronomy 9:26 )
John the Apostle - It gives us the clearest view of his incarnate divinity and his perfect Humanity
Meats - Moses forbade them to seethe a kid in its mother's milk, Exodus 23:19 34:26 a precept designed to inculcate principles of Humanity, and perhaps to prevent them from adopting an idolatrous custom of their heathen neighbors
Corn - Each family possessed a mill, and the law forbade its being taken in pledge, Deuteronomy 24:6 ; one among innumerable examples of the Humanity of the Mosaic legislation
Purification - That which we cannot put into words, but which has written itself in history, in language, in religion, in instinctive Humanity, He is and does
Person of Christ - Humanity of Jesus. Everywhere in the Synoptics the true Humanity of our Lord is taken seriously. Again, the term was certainly not meant by Jesus as a dogmatic assertion of His true Humanity; for of that no one was in doubt. What we judge to have really happened is this: taking the title freely as given in Mark 14:62 , and possibly influenced by the Similitudes of Enoch or kindred ideas, Jesus began by using it to mean special or representative Humanity as appointed to transcendent glory and dominion; but later He defined and enriched this meaning in a singular way by introducing the idea of suffering. It binds Jesus to Humanity, yet singles Him out from other men. But it is made undeniably plain that His Sonship lifts Him out of the context of sinful Humanity, and puts Him in a relation to God which cannot be fully interpreted by any of the general categories of human life. In view of such things it is futile to say blankly, with Bousset, that Jesus simply places Himself at the side of ordinary Humanity, and reserves for Himself only the distinction of a unique vocation. The theological expression for this would then be, that in His case Divinity was the basis and condition of perfect Humanity
Covenant - God initiated, determined the elements, and confirmed his covenant with Humanity. Humanity was given stipulations or mandates. Humanity was to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the earth; this was to be done by establishing families; a man was to leave his parents and cleave to his wife (Genesis 2:24 ). He came to the fallen, shamed, and humiliated image-bearers and set about restoring Humanity to fellowship with and service for him. God has established an all-embracing binding relationship (covenant) with his creation, of which Humanity is the central establishment of a second covenant within the context and framework of the creation covenant. In confirming his creation covenant with Humanity, God said every living creature was included (9:9-10); God included the death penalty for murder (9:5-6), and meat as legitimate food for Humanity (9:2-3)
Only- Begotten - 7) that our Lord was ‘generate and ingenerate’ (γεννητὸς καὶ ἀγέννητος)-generate, that is, in His Humanity, and ingenerate in His Divinity; ‘generation’ as used by Ignatius has an earthly sense, whereas by the time of Justin and Tatian it had acquired a heavenly one (cf. What Ignatius means is that our Lord’s Humanity is created, His Divinity is uncreated; and, as Lightfoot shows (excursus in Apostolic Fathers: ‘Ignatius’2, ii
Work - For contemporary Humanity the meaning and character of work have been divorced from religion, being largely shaped by secular ideologies associated with Marxism and capitalism. The expenditure of physical and mental energy to produce sustenance and culture, the activity that engages most of Humanity's population and time (Augustine), has a profoundly religious inspiration and direction in both Testaments. The text climaxes with a poetic depiction of the creation of Humanity, made in the image and likeness of God (Genesis 1:27 ). ...
Whereas the first creation narrative presents a comprehensive vision of God's activity, the second (2:4-25) focuses on the creation of Humanity, God's supreme work. The perspective of Humanity has also been altered. Humanity is assigned the task of work by the Creator (104:23). As Jesus was baptized by the Spirit and sent forth as the new Adam, the church is similarly immersed and called forth as a new Humanity to do the works of God
Theophany - On the other hand, in the incarnate Christ His deity and Humanity were joined, not for time alone, but for eternity
Circoncelliones - Never was a stronger proof what horrors superstition can beget in minds destitute of knowledge and Humanity
Wedding Garment - ’ The wedding of the parable stands for the union of God with Humanity—the Incarnation, as we call it
Yoke - The Humanity of Jesus was His yoke
First-Fruits - Those already redeemed and presented to God as holy are the first-fruits, the pledge of the coming harvest of a holy redeemed Humanity
Brahmins - These are so ingeniously diversified as to produce three hundred and thirty millions of gods, or objects of idolatry; so various in character as to suit every man's taste or humour, and to furnish examples of every vice and folly to which Humanity is subject
Mark, the Gospel of - In word and deed, Jesus prophesied that God would not longer use Israel as the vehicle of salvation for Humanity. ” In Mark's Gospel, Jesus is identified with Humanity in title and in kind. Mark offered the full Humanity of Jesus without reservation (see Mark 3:21 ; Mark 4:38 ; Mark 6:3-6 ; Mark 13:32 ); from the beginning of His earthly ministry (Mark 2:20 ), Jesus lived in the ominous shadow of the cross until the agony of Gethsemane almost overwhelmed Him (Mark 14:34 )
Religion - Every line revolves around that thematic center of gravity: how the Creator relates to his creation, especially Humanity, and how Humanity does and/or ought to relate to the Creator. Humanity has claimed autonomy as the implication of human freedom to make moral choices (Genesis 3:5-6 ) and self-sufficiency as the implication of humankind's power to "rule" and "subdue" God's earthly creatures (Genesis 4:19-24 ; 11:3-4 ). ...
Still, this alienation from the Creator has left a void at the centerand there are obviously powers in the world not subject to human control that impinge on human existence and radically relativize Humanity's self-sufficiency. Yet these have all been responses to the inescapable manifestations of the Creator's glory in the creation and the pervasive experience of Humanity's existence being conditioned by a power or powers other than its own (Romans 1:21-23 )
Woman - If such significant limitations as these are found in contemporary Judaism, notwithstanding the general Humanity of its relationships and the intensity of the national religion, it need not surprise us to find no effective assertion of the religious equality of woman emanating from Roman patriotism or Greek philosophy. But the full truth is seen rather in the perfect Humanity of Christ; as F. Our Humanity is a whole made up of two opposite poles of character-the manly and the feminine. But the relationship was redeemed by the quality of the Humanity which was so typical a product of the OT religion
Humiliation of Christ - These two facts are (1) the expressions of His self-consciousness, direct and incidental, as to His relation to God on the one hand, and to total Humanity on the other; and (2) His effects in the world and on the world. Even the pre-existence of Jesus Christ, when taken in connexion with these two outstanding facts, is, on the whole, a less problem and a smaller difficulty than the world of Humanity would be without Him. ...
Furthermore, it would be more difficult to believe that a being who had the consciousness that Jesus had, who has done for Humanity what Jesus has done, and who is to Humanity what Jesus is, should have had the absolute beginning of His existence at a late point in time, than to believe that He came out of eternity and is of the eternal order
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The unsanctified state of fallen Humanity is not caused merely by lack of effort or poor motivation. He was clarifying to sinful Humanity that his presence was now lost. The incarnation was an indispensable means for sanctifying Humanity because it was necessary that the sanctifier be from within Humanity (Hebrews 2:11 ). The "law of Christ" (Galatians 6:2 ) is synonymous with the moral demands God places on all Humanity
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They prove to us the perfect Humanity of the Redeemer. It is evident that the writer’s thought is to a large extent linked with the mediatorial office of Christ in the perfect obedience of His Humanity which was learned through suffering
Enoch - Seventh from Adam (seven indicating divine completeness, Enoch typifying perfected Humanity)
Transfiguration, the - It was the revelation and anticipation of his future state of glory, which was concealed under the veil of his Humanity in the state of humiliation
Flesh - (3) Relationship by birth or marriage ( Genesis 2:24 ; Romans 1:3-4 , Nehemiah 5:5 ), for which also the further phrase ‘flesh and bones’ is found ( Genesis 2:23 , 2 Samuel 19:12 ) a phrase which is also used to describe the reality of the Humanity of Jesus after His resurrection ( Luke 24:39 )
Hair (2) - If I touch his beard, I put him in remembrance of our common Humanity, and of the witness of God above us
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"Paul was the common friend of the parties at variance; he must conciliate a man who had good reason to be offended; he must commend the offender, yet neither deny nor aggravate the fault; he must assert Christian equality in the face of a system which hardly recognized the Humanity of the slave; he could have placed the question on the ground of his own personal rights, yet must waive them to secure an act of spontaneous kindness; his success must be a triumph of love, and nothing be demanded for the sake of the justice which could have claimed everything; he limits his request to a forgiveness of the wrong and g restoration to favor, yet so guards his words as to leave scope for all the generosity which benevolence might prompt toward one whose condition admitted of so much alleviation
Hypostatical Union - The object of the Nestorians is to avoid every appearance of ascribing to the divinity of Christ the weakness of Humanity; and therefore they distinguish between Christ, and God who dwelt in Christ as in a temple
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At the establishment of the Hebrew commonwealth, involuntary servitude was everywhere prevalent; and so far as it existed among the Jews, Moses sought to bring it under the restrictions demanded by religion and Humanity
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A chief concern of the false teachers was with things they considered to be in conflict, such as good and evil, spirit and matter, deity and Humanity
John, Letters of - Some of these denied the full deity of Jesus, and others denied his true Humanity (1 John 2:22; 1 John 4:2-3)
Colossians, Theology of - Thus, God "makes alive" by forgiving the sinner, cancelling out the debt of sin, and defeating those who stand opposed to Humanity through Christ and the cross (2:13-15). He is the first to manifest the characteristics of a new Humanity, redeemed into newness of life. In fact, one can speak of Jesus as the "new man" or new Humanity in which people from various nations dwell and find renewal according to the image of God (3:10-11). ...
A second description of the new community is that it is the "new man" or "new Humanity, " the incorporation of a new community before God in Christ, where there is no "Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all" (3:10-11)
Genesis, Theology of - It tells how Humanity began in paradise and yet lost its hold on the tree of life through disobedience. In Romans 5:12-21 , he observes that through the sin of one man, Adam, death and sin spread to all Humanity, and that in the same way the obedience of one man, Jesus, provided justification and life for all. As the first brought death to Humanity, the second opened the way to eternal life (vv
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The reader is referred to a concordance for the numerous passages in which God or Christ is spoken of as Judge of Humanity; we have here limited our survey to the non-forensic side of judgment. The epigram tout connaître c’est tout pardonner is in effect an expression of human helplessness; and the aspiration of David, ‘Let me fall now into the hand of the Lord … and let me not fall into the hand of man’ (1 Chronicles 21:13), is really the cry of Humanity for ever conscious of the limitations of its own judgments
Paulus of Samosata, Patriarch of Antioch - Like the Eastern heresiarch, Paul held the pure Humanity of Christ, "He was not before Mary, but received from her the origin of His being" (Athan. The Deity of Christ grew by gradual progress out of the Humanity
Descent Into Hell (Hades) - And the author of Hebrews (2:14-16) declared that just as Jesus shared fully in the Humanity of Abraham's seed, so also he shared the entire experience of death, by which he destroyed the power of Satan
Soul - Sometimes ‘soul’ appears to be the same as ‘heart’, which in the Bible usually refers to the whole of a person’s inner life (Proverbs 2:10; Acts 4:32; see HEART; Humanity, HUMANKIND)
Son of Man - It pointed to his deity (he was the heavenly Son of God; John 3:13; John 6:62) and to his Humanity (he was a man, a member of the human race; Matthew 8:20)
Temptation of Jesus - Later theologians had trouble in reconciling the reality of Jesus' divinity with the possibility of being able to sin and the reality of Jesus' Humanity with His not having sinned
Blessing - God's intention and desire to bless Humanity is a central focus of his covenant relationships
Nag Hammadi - Firsthand evidence now exists of the divergent gnostic views of creation, Christ, redemption, the doctrine of Humanity, and the significance of the institutional church
Mind - See Heart ; Soul ; Anthropology ; Humanity
Transfiguration - At the transfiguration the glory of the preincarnate Son of God temporarily broke through the limitations of his Humanity; the "kenosis" of the Son was temporarily lifted
Jesus Christ - His true and complete Humanity, having the soul as well as the body of man, is everywhere seen in the gospel history
Cures - His healings were an expression of intensest sympathy with suffering Humanity. The healing of the Issue of Blood (see article) shows that this sympathy with distressed Humanity worked even apart from His direct will. ‘Ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo these eighteen years, to have been loosed from this bond on the day of the Sabbath?’ In addition to our Lord’s antagonism to the pedantry and inhumanity of His critics, the underlying note is heard that Humanity ought not to be held in bonds of sickness and infirmity. That Divine all-pervading Life which informed His Humanity was not at a distance from any human life
Sin - They cannot be independent of God, just as the image of the moon on the water cannot exist independently of the moon (Genesis 1:26-28; see Humanity, HUMANKIND). ...
Total depravity means not that the whole of Humanity is equally sinful, but that the whole of each person’s nature is affected by sin
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A study of the four Gospels affirms a recurrent pattern: Jesus as incarnate Son of God and Son of man models in action for his disciples what he teaches, since he embodies the ideal image of God in Humanity. Since God is the relational Trinity in everlasting and inexhaustible fellowship as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, the divine design and nature of created Humanity are to reflect relatedness and fellowship both vertically and horizontally as the Old Testament Decalogue indicates, and this Jesus does to perfection
Claim - The Jew despised the Gentile as ‘flesh and blood,’ Humanity without religion; the Gentile saw in the Jew the negation of all social instinct, the genius of unnatural hate, religion without Humanity
Christ in Modern Thought - But in no way can the ideal of a Humanity well-pleasing to God be brought home to us more vividly than under the image of a man, who not only himself promotes the good by word and deed, but is also ready for the benefit of the world to endure all sorrows, since we measure the greatness of moral strength by the hindrances to be overcome. Not as though the idea of a Humanity well pleasing to God were first invested with power and obligation by means of an example furnished by experience; rather has the idea its reality in itself, since it is founded on our moral reason. When we believe in Him as the Son of God, the object of our saving faith is this eternal ideal of God-pleasing Humanity, not the historical man; the ideal of which the historical man is but the highest representation. Christ, in His historical individuality, is not the Son of God: the eternal Son of God is collective Humanity, and what is true of collective Humanity is not to be limited to Him. ’ In consequence of the Incarnation of God in Christ, man has learned the universal truth that it is eternally and essentially characteristic of God to be and to become man, that God’s true existence is in Humanity which is termed His Church, and that man is essentially one with God
Christ in the Early Church - They denied in consequence the perfect Humanity of Christ (a tendency alluded to in the later writings of the NT; cf. 18); that His Humanity is perfect, sinless, yet absolutely real and not Docetic (ib. This error was condemned at Constantinople (381); and it seems that at some later date other clauses were added to the original Nicene Creed, derived apparently from a Jerusalem baptismal creed, which emphasized the true and perfect Humanity of Christ. (β) A reaction in an opposite direction led Eutyches a few years later to exalt the Divinity of Christ at the expense of His Humanity, by teaching that the Humanity was in some way swallowed up in the Divinity. The fifth Œcumenical Council (Constantinople, 553) again condemned those who were unwilling to admit the full and perfect Humanity existing in the one Person of Christ
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Here the Christology of Hebrews reaches its loftiest peak as Jesus, the eternal high priest, enters the inner sanctum of the universe where he offers up his own body and blood in voluntary submission to God as a sacrifice for sins once, forever, in behalf of all Humanity. Jesus' superiority to angels also provides the ground for affirming the completeness of his Humanity (2:5-18). But this can only occur through his ministry of reconciling holy God and sinful Humanity
Obedience (2) - Christ as a man (see Humanity of Christ) came under the obligations of men, and principal among these was the obligation of obedience. ), He exemplified in all His contact with suffering and needy Humanity. There is evidence in these passages, taken as a whole, and regarded as containing the concurrent and consistent Evangelical idea of the death of Christ, that to Christ the burden of death consisted partly in its physical pain, from which One shrank who possessed the instinct of life among other human qualities (see Humanity of Christ), but still more as something unbecoming to the pure and holy Son of God, associated, as it was in human history, with the idea of sin and condemnation
Image of God - See Body ; Creation ; Flesh ; Humanity ; Soul ;...
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Intercession - Romans 8:34 offers the truth that the risen Christ will maintain His intercession for the believer, being the Mediator between God and Humanity
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It was not to be yoked with the ox (Deuteronomy 22:10); for the distinctions which God has fixed in nature are to be observed; Humanity would forbid animals of such different size and strength being yoked together
Samaritan, the Good - ’ Next came a Levite, and he behaved with like inhumanity. Those offices of Humanity detained him from his journey, and he rose betimes ‘toward the morrow’ (ἐπὶ τὴν αὔριον), to push forward
Thirst - The common physical wants of struggling Humanity afford opportunities of service in the sacred cause outlined by the two great commandments of the Law (Matthew 22:36 ff
Nature - Only when a redeemed Humanity enters its full glory will nature enter its full glory (Romans 8:19-23)
Issue of Blood - While this capacity infinitely transcends the forces of human sympathy which exist in Humanity, it still may be believed to operate on the same plane and to be not alien but kindred
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What moral condition of Humanity is meant by the word ‘lost’ appears from the character of those to whom Jesus directed His message
Call - Demand requisition public claim as, listen to the calls of justice or Humanity
Day of the Lord - Christians in any place at any time could belong to the last generation of Humanity as we know it
Miracles (2) - Psychological investigation is only in its infancy, and yet enough has been arrived at to make it certain that the powers of Humanity remain essentially unfathomed. His miracles were not simply the output of an alien force, but the living exercise of a Divine force, deeply akin to all human powers, already working in the capacities, sympathies, and life-ties of Humanity, utilizing the known in all their unknown ramifications, and also the unknown and unsuspected. But the term is singularly fitting to describe the Divinely significant works of our Lord as signs of another and higher order of things, leading on the thought and imagination to higher spheres of being, fuller powers of soul, Diviner possibilities for Humanity. In most cases they were wrought for the immediate succour of suffering Humanity, and for the revelation, in and through this, of the Divine love and pity
Omnipotence - All such attempts to unify inconsistent characters end in depleting the Person of Christ either of His Divinity or of some part of His Humanity, and so serve only to show the inadequacy of the Two-nature theory from which they start. But as religious faith presses on to a recognition of the inner being of God, it comes upon attributes that are at once more central and at the same time essentially communicable to Humanity
Pre-Eminence - His eternal Divinity shines out in ἔστιν (2 Thessalonians 1:7-101), while γένηται (Colossians 1:18) reflects the Humanity which He has assumed and glorified. Essentially God, He laid aside the manifested glory of Deity, and assumed Humanity with its sinless manifestations and deepest sufferings
Gospels (Apocryphal) - In the Protevangelium of James the legendary history of Mary’s antecedents and of the circumstances of Christ’s birth was due not merely to any horror vacui, but to the imperative dogmatic necessity, as the writer conceived it, of safeguarding in this way alike the true Divinity and the true Humanity of Jesus Christ. On the one hand, there is the Ebionitic conception of Jesus, with its rejection of His heavenly origin; on the other, the Docetic, with its obscuration or denial of His true Humanity. There are traces that point to a Gnostic origin, and to a conception of Christ in which His true Humanity was obscured; but in the later form in which it was current in the Church, the Humanity and Divinity of our Lord are alike emphasized. It is noteworthy that, although the primary object of the Protevangelium was to safeguard the orthodox conception of Christ’s person against hostile attacks, the method adopted had the result of elevating Mary above the ordinary levels of Humanity, and of initiating a movement which, deriving strength from other sources, terminated in the worship of Mary, the All-Holy mother of God
Fall - ), ‘does not share the notion, long regarded as orthodox, that Humanity was created in a state of moral and physical perfection. Firstly, if individual death is the penalty of individual sin, Adam is not responsible for the sin or the death, and so there is no parallelism with Christ as the source of righteousness and life to all; but the purpose of the whole argument is to prove a connexion between Adam and the race similar to that between Christ and redeemed Humanity. These relations, especially the two just specified (that of unregenerate Humanity to Adam, and of spiritual Humanity to Christ), may be termed mystical in the sense of being unique, vital, and inscrutable; they are real in the sense that sinful Humanity is conceived as being actually present and participant in Adam’s sin …” (op
Victorinus Afer - Yet Victorinus admits a sense in which he may be called "maxime filius" in Humanity (1061 A), and speaks of Him as getting the name of Son, the "Name above every Name," only in His Incarnate exaltation (1210 C, D, "ita ut tantum nomen, aecesserit, res eadem fuerit"). God the Son enters into conditions of real Humanity. ) The Humanity which He takes is emphasized as universal ("universalis caro, universalis anima; in isto omnia universalia erant," iii. The effect of Christ taking Humanity is to make the whole of that which He assumed—soul and flesh—vital with new capacities of life. language about Eucharist below); and in this Humanity—spirit, soul, and body—which Christ took, He is glorified and exalted (iv
Zephaniah, Book of - Zephaniah 1:17-18 depict the inability of sinful Humanity to escape God's punishment
Thomas - " From the overwhelming proofs before him of Jesus' Humanity Thomas believes in His Divinity
Resurrection - Humanity has a corporate destiny to encounter just and divine response to faithfulness and unfaithfulness (Acts 24:15 )
Soul - See Anthropology ; Humanity
Self- Examination - the spiritual significance of His glorified Humanity
Abba - Mark to have used it, both examples of its use in the Pauline writings convey a similar impression of solemnity as connected with the Christian believer’s assurance of sonship-and sonship (let it be noted) not in the general sense in which all Humanity may be described as children of God, but in the intimate and spiritual connotation belonging to υἱοθεσίαν, or ‘adoption,’ into the family of God
Anthropomorphism - God's movement among Humanity is described as walking; His acceptance of sacrifice is through smell; His awareness of human plight is through sight; His feelings are represented in terms of human emotion
Ambition - ‘The Christian moral reformation may indeed be summed up in this—humanity changed from a restraint to a motive’ (Ecce Homo)
Moses - His institutions breathe a spirit of freedom, purity, intelligence, justice, and Humanity, elsewhere unknown; and above all, of supreme love, honor, and obedience to God
Life - The life that is proper to them is one in which physical and spiritual aspects find their fulfilment as a unity (see Humanity, HUMANKIND)
Homosexuality - The light of revelation in the New Testament message offers liberation, but explicit in this offer is the provision of power to conform individuals to full Humanity as God created it. In order to exercise responsibility in relation to such an offer it is essential for believers to take seriously both the construction of full Humanity as the Scriptures describe it, and deviations from that full Humanity as the Scriptures warn against them
Presence (2) - The revelation of God immanent in a redeemed Humanity is the ideal towards which Christianity points (Ephesians 1-3, Colossians 1:9-20, cf. ’ And this independent standpoint, for the sake of Humanity, has found poetical expression in Lowell, Whittier, and, in a fashion, Whitman. John Wesley, too, coming from his earlier devotion to Mysticism to his doctrine of assurance, repeated the experience of Luther, and, by means of an evangelical theology, helped men to see that Humanity is the proper organ of the Divine presence
Create, Creation - A central theme of both Genesis creation accounts is that of Humanity as the apex of God's creation. The image of God, whatever it means, clearly distinguishes Humanity from the rest of creation. Psalm 19:1-11 ; [5]7 97:6; Romans 1:20 ), but also that the fall of Humanity described in Genesis 3 cannot be attributed to any flaw in creation. The need is remedied when God creates womaneventually named "Eve, " the mother of all living (3:20) because through her the rest of Humanity comes into existence
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Diagnosis: The Knowledge of God and the Sinful Fall of Humanity (1:19-3:20). The exchange of the truth about God for a lie by sinful Humanity and the worshiping of creation rather than the Creator (1:23) brings about a giving up of human beings to divine wrath (three Romans 1:24,26 , 28 ), even though deep within they knew of God's eternal power and deity and are without excuse (1:19-21,28). In 1:18-32Paul succeeds in leveling all Humanity in general as guilty before God. This point gives Paul the opportunity to return again to the theme of the larger picture and the universal leveling guilt of Humanity (3:9-20)
Black People And Biblical Perspectives - Memorization through music is an experience common to Humanity
Greek Language - Homer used the Greek language to portray the heroic portions of Humanity
Judgment Day - Sinful Humanity presently stands under divine condemnation (John 3:36 ) and experiences in part now the wrath of God (Exodus 4:24 )
Astrology - In the early history of Humanity, astrology and astronomy were closely related
Branch - He was before Jesse in His deity, and He came from Jesse in His Humanity
Son of Man - As others are "sons of God," but He "the Son of God," so others are "sons of man" (Ezekiel 2:1; Ezekiel 2:3) but He "the Son of man" (Matthew 16:13), being the embodied representative of Humanity and the whole human race; as on the other hand He is the bodily representative of "all the fullness of the Godhead" (Colossians 2:9)
Building - For the different meanings assigned to ‘tabernacle’ and their bearing on the true Humanity of our Lord, see Tabernacle
Minister - In fine, they should be men of prudence and prayer, light and love, zeal and knowledge, courage and humility, Humanity and religion
Building - For the different meanings assigned to ‘tabernacle’ and their bearing on the true Humanity of our Lord, see Tabernacle
Sexuality, Human - Narratives of fallen Humanity (such as the stories of Samson's womanizing or Solomon's polygyny) are descriptive and provide information about what was, but not always about what ought to have been. Jesus, untainted by the fall ( Hebrews 4:15 ), lived the only unfallen life since Humanity's banishment from Eden. Instead, they assume a theologically prior dimension whereby a crime against any human being, within or without the community, becomes a blasphemy against him in whose image Humanity was fashioned. Together they make up what may be called theological Humanity. The process of redemption taught by the Bible is clear: it seeks to restore Humanity, and with it creation (Romans 8:19-22 ), from the effects of the fall
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The Son of God as "the Son of man" is the true ideal Standard and Head of Humanity. When Nebuchadnezzar glorified and deified self, becoming severed from God, he became beast-like and consorted with the beasts, that look downward to the earth, having lost his true Humanity; but when "he lifted up his eyes to heaven his understanding returned, and he blessed the Most High, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion" (Daniel 4:28-34)
Hell - But the highest good for the God of Scripture is not Humanity. Humanity was created for God, and cannot be defined in terms of itself; we exist to glorify God (Psalm 73:24-26 ; Romans 11:36 ; 1 Corinthians 10:31 ; Colossians 1:16 ). That is why Jesus insists it is idolatrous to enlist God as Humanity's servant (Luke 17:7-10 )
Proverbs, Theology of - Woman Wisdom, a personification of Solomon's teachings, was both present when the Lord created the cosmos with its vast seas, its high heavens, and its good earth (8:22-26), and celebrated daily the way in which he fixed the limits of these vast cosmic entities, enabling Humanity to live within them (vv. Unlike Moses, who spoke to God face to face, and the prophets, to whom he gave visions and dreams (Numbers 12:6-8 ), the Lord "spoke" to Solomon and other inspired sages such as Agur (Proverbs 30:1 ) and King Lemuel (31:1) through their observations of creation and Humanity
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - He thus caught the devil by baiting the hook of His divinity with the worm of His Humanity as it is written in Psalms 22 "I am a worm and no man," and in Job 41 "Thou shalt draw out the dragon with a hook. 174); the three measures of meal (Matthew 13 ) mean time past present and future; the thong (shoe-latchet) which could not be loosed is the tie between our Lord's Humanity and divinity (p
Foreknowledge - The New Testament writers perceived in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus the outworking of God's eternal plans to save sinful Humanity
Eve - In the immediate setting this statement is probably intended to represent Humanity's continuing struggle with evil and to anticipate the eventual vanquishment of evil. " Adam's comment reinforces the idea that all of Humanity constitutes a family, a family for which the unsavory consequences of human transgression and the possibility of human redemption are a common heritage
Origenists - Though the Humanity of Christ was so God-like, he emptied himself of this fulness of life and glory, to take upon him the form of a servant
Church, Gallican - A perusal of the horrid massacres of the priests who refused to take the oaths, and the various forms of persecution employed by those who were attached to the Catholic religion, must deeply wound the feelings of Humanity
Redeem, Redemption - The New Testament makes clear that divine redemption includes God's identification with Humanity in its plight, and the securing of liberation of humankind through the obedience, suffering, death, and resurrection of the incarnate Son
Enlightenment - Even before His Incarnation, as the Divine Logos, He is said to have been the informing principle of both life and truth within Humanity, ‘the true light which lighteth (φωτίζει) every man’ (John 1:9)
Goodness - It is not the novelty of His teaching that has attracted men, nor His deep sympathy with Humanity, nor any spiritual utterances to the Father (which are all too rarely recorded)
Graciousness - His brotherly attitude towards the diseased and stricken, His generous help, His readiness of sympathy, emboldened leprous, blind, and ashamed Humanity to dare the publicity it shrank from, or the menace and rebuke of the crowd, to cast itself at His feet, and throw itself upon His gracious consideration
Hatred - Into a world dominated by such ideas Christianity brought that enthusiasm of Humanity which is the reflexion of Christ’s own redeeming love
Friends Friendship - To do this is to deny the Humanity of Jesus-a loss that nothing can compensate
Access - ’ Here that revelation of God, not as universal King but as the All-Father, which came through Jesus Christ, is included in the benefit secured by Him for mankind at large, and the reconciliation of Humanity at variance with itself as well as with God is brought into the circle of mediation (cf
Hutchinsonians - The cherubim, which have been thought "angels placed as a guard to deter Adam from breaking into Eden again," he explains to have been a hieroglyphic of divine construction, or a sacred image, to describe, as far as figures could go, the Aleim and man taken in, or Humanity united to deity
Propitiation - In the Person of His own well-beloved Son a reconciliation was truly effected with Humanity, which extends to all who receive the Son as Saviour and Lord
Theodosius ii., Emperor - He was an indefatigable collector of the sacred books and of expositions written on them, while in clemency and Humanity he far surpassed all others
Access - ’ Here that revelation of God, not as universal King but as the All-Father, which came through Jesus Christ, is included in the benefit secured by Him for mankind at large, and the reconciliation of Humanity at variance with itself as well as with God is brought into the circle of mediation (cf
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In considering the Scripture intimations regarding the hope of a universal Restoration of Humanity, it must be clearly seen that whatever hopes may, more or less distinctly, emerge in the expressed thought of the Apostles, are all clearly based upon, and inspired by, an enlarging thought concerning the Person of Jesus Christ, and the revelation given in Him and recorded in the Gospels. Luke, to whom such a pregnant phrase and such a large hope for Humanity would naturally commend itself. ...
But the question remains, Does the larger idea of the restoration of Humanity as a whole to obedience, and to the condition of blessedness for which it was created, receive a warrant from the words and thoughts of Scripture?...
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Time, Meaning of - Rather than attempting to seize immortality, Humanity is advised to “remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the days of trouble come” (Ecclesiastes 12:1 : 1 NRSV; compare Ecclesiastes 11:8 ). ...
Biblical Humanity saw themselves standing in a present moment of critical decision making, looking back upon the records of an imperfect obedience that spoke also of God's grace and forbearance, interpreting this as a warning and a renewed promise of grace for the future
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Even during the millennium there is a separation between heaven and earth, Humanity transfigured and Humanity in the flesh
Heaven - “Heaven” thus becomes the curtain of God's tent, separating His dwelling place from that of Humanity on earth (Psalm 104:2 ; Isaiah 40:22 )
Gnostics - The Gnostics considered Jesus Christ as the Son of God, and inferior to the Father, who came into the world for the rescue and happiness of miserable mortals, oppressed by matter and evil beings; but they rejected our Lord's Humanity, on the principle that every thing corporeal is essentially and intrinsically evil; and therefore the greatest part of them denied the reality of his sufferings
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Our Lord tells us what is the end and aim of our fallen but redeemed and regenerate Humanity, ‘Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect’ (Matthew 5:48)
Title on the Cross - John’s view, the witness of language to the King of the Jews, who is also the King of Humanity’ (Alexander, Leading Ideas of the Gospels, pp
Unclean And Clean - 68); the delicate feeling of the sentiment would suggest, general Humanity toward brutes
Roman Empire - It was ever instilling Humanity, coldly commended by an impotent philosophy, among men and women whose infant ears had been habituated to the shrieks of dying gladiators; it was giving dignity to minds prostrated by years of despotism; it was nurturing purity and modesty, and enshrining the marriage bed in a sanctity long almost lost, and rekindling the domestic affections; substituting a calm and rational faith for worn out superstitions, gently establishing in the soul the sense of immortality
Predestination - God's purpose is one of love and grace (Deuteronomy 7:6-8 ; Isaiah 41:8-9 ), above all because in love he predestined what should come to pass in his plan to save and to restore sinful Humanity through Christ (Ephesians 1:5 )
High Priest (2) - It was in the new order of things, in the spiritual atonement, which was the real one, with spiritual agencies and results, that His perfect Humanity, His perfect obedience and sinlessness, found place
Marriage (ii.) - It is one of the primal facts of Humanity, established by God before the giving of the Law (Matthew 19:5-6, Mark 10:6-8)
Creation - Sin has come in and spoiled God's fair creation, but man, who has been the occasion of it, dares to ignore God, or to blame Him for the pains and penalties attached to fallen Humanity
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The central aim of his biography is to set forth, not merely wise precepts in the abstract, but an example of supreme wisdom for Humanity to imitate
Cosmopolitanism - So far as this break with the Jews shows itself, it rests on (a) enthusiasm for Humanity; cf
Fulness - The Church, redeemed Humanity in its vital spiritual unity, grown at last to a ‘perfect man,’ to the ‘fulness of Christ,’ which is the ‘fulness of God’; God thus possessing in man the fulfilment of His eternal purpose, His perfect image, the consummate organ of His Spirit-even this is possible to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)
Cerinthians - The Gnostics, like their leader, Simon Magus, had all of them been Docetae and denied the real Humanity; but Cerinthus is said to have maintained that Jesus had a real body, and was the son of human parents, Joseph and Mary
Man - "according to (kata) man," is used only by the Apostle Paul, of "(1) the practices of fallen Humanity, 1 Corinthians 3:3 ; (2) anything of human origin, Galatians 1:11 ; (3) the laws that govern the administration of justice among men, Romans 3:5 ; (4) the standard generally accepted among men, Galatians 3:15 ; (5) an illustration not drawn from Scripture, 1 Corinthians 9:8 ; (6) probably = 'to use a figurative expression' (see AV, marg
Severus, l. Septimius - Crafty, ambitious, and unscrupulous, he allowed no considerations of Humanity to stand in his way
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Our Lord tells us what is the end and aim of our fallen but redeemed and regenerate Humanity, ‘Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect’ (Matthew 5:48)
Fulness - The Church, redeemed Humanity in its vital spiritual unity, grown at last to a ‘perfect man,’ to the ‘fulness of Christ,’ which is the ‘fulness of God’; God thus possessing in man the fulfilment of His eternal purpose, His perfect image, the consummate organ of His Spirit-even this is possible to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20)
Humanity, Humankind - This article is concerned with what is referred to today as humankind, and in former times as mankind or man; that is, Humanity as a whole, human beings, the human race
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The word "Christ" is used to identify Jesus of Nazareth as that person whom God anointed to be the redeemer of Humanity. It can be concluded that belief in Jesus' essential divinity (along with his obvious full Humanity) extends to all levels of early Christian confession. Their restraint in predicating full deity of Jesus is due, among other thing, to his Humanity (which the good news of the incarnation [9]; was bound to emphasize ) and to their theological sophistication: Jews imbued with the sacred truth of God's oneness—Deuteronomy 6:4 , "the Lord is one, " rang out daily in worship—were not so callow as to label fellow humans "God
Character of Christ - There must be no abstract separation of His Humanity from His Divinity, and no attempt to relegate certain acts or phases to one side and others to the other side. The chief quality of His home was its pure Humanity. ...
The words which record that ‘Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men’ (Luke 2:52), describe a perfectly normal human growth, a development without breach or strain or crisis, conducted by the Spirit of God, toward the realization of the Divine ideal of Humanity. It is impossible to reconcile them with an abstract conception of His Godhead; impossible also to reconcile them with an equally abstract conception of His ‘mere Humanity’ (whatever that may be)
Belief (2) - Thus the initial postulate of belief is that it is in a world in which it may make itself at home, and the final demand of belief in developed Humanity is that it shall find itself in a rational, intelligible world, in which its ideals of unity, intelligibility, beauty, and worth may and will find their realization. But in the light of modern Psychology, perhaps, Romulus, Numa Pompilius, Solon, Lycurgus, and many others may be looked at as real persons, benefactors of the race, whose names represent real forces in the development of Humanity. Others have been great in gathering into a system the results of the work of former generations, and have thus marked out the stage to which Humanity has come. The great personality became for the lesser men the embodiment of the highest ideal they had ever known; and they, so far as they saw it, embodied it in their own action and character, and wrought it so far into the very constitution of Humanity
Jesus Christ - Pye Smith justly observes, "if there be any dependence on words, the Messiah is here drawn in the opposite characters of Humanity and Deity,—the nativity and frailty of a mortal child, and the incommunicable attributes of the omnipresent and eternal God. Yet, though there is a union of natures in Christ, there is no mixture or confusion of their properties: his Humanity is not changed into his Deity, nor his Deity absorbed by his Humanity; but the two natures are distinct in one Person. How, for instance, is it that he is arrayed in the attributes of divinity, and yet is capable of being raised to a kingdom and glory?—that he is addressed, "Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever," and yet that it should follow "God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows?"—that he should be God, and yet, by a human birth, "God with us?"—that he should say, "I and my Father are one," and, "My Father is greater than I?"—that he is supreme, and yet a servant?—that he is equal and yet subordinate?—that he, a man, should require and receive worship and trust?—that he should be greater than angels, and yet "made lower than the angels?"—that he should be "made flesh," and yet be the Creator of all things?—that he should raise himself from the dead, and yet be raised by the power of the Father? These and many other declarations respecting him, all accord with the orthodox view of his person; and are intelligible so far as they state the facts respecting him; but are wholly beyond the power of interpretation into any rational meaning on any theory which denies to him a real Humanity on the one hand, or a real and personal divinity on the other
Reality - While keenly alive to the seriousness of His vocation, He affected none of the Pharisaic rigour which would repress the healthy instincts of Humanity—a witness for the highest truth, yet winningly human, and with a manner so gracious and open as to make Him easily accessible to all classes of men. Conscious of a testimony to bear for God to which He could not be untrue, and intent on disseminating ideas which He felt to be essential to the spiritual well-being of Humanity, He confronted the malice of priests, Pharisees, and scribes, and amid gathering troubles ‘steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem’ (Luke 9:51), where that malice at its fiercest had to be encountered
Insight - The revelation granted to the prophets in OT times was their insight into the meaning of God’s ways, their vision of the spiritual processes through which the higher life of Humanity is evolved. It is the Light that lighteth every man coming into the world; for we must assume that the capacity, in germ at least, is universal as Humanity, otherwise there would be some to whom religion is impossible
Advent (2) - This blighter outlook for fallen Humanity was confirmed by the assurance given to Abraham that in the line of his descendants the original promise was destined to be fulfilled (Genesis 12:2-3),—an assurance which was further strengthened when, under Moses, Israel was formed into a nation and entered at Sinai into covenant with Jehovah as His chosen people (Exodus 20-24). The day at last had dawned to which the original promise to fallen Humanity pointed forward, and for which the best minds of the nation had for ages yearned; the divinely-pledged Deliverer from sin and its curse had arrived, to set up the kingdom of righteousness, love, and peace
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When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, the Son of God added Humanity to the deity that he already had
Union - Here therefore is Humanity in the person of its Head seen to be in union with God
Hades - Finally, Jesus' deliverance from Hades establishes the new life for Humanity (1 Corinthians 15 )
Thankfulness, Thanksgiving - In the worship scenes of Revelation, the heavenly hosts give thanks to God for creating all things (4:9-11) as well as redeeming multitudes of Humanity (5:9-14)
Son of God - " The Scripture-asserted unity of God was their difficulty (Deuteronomy 6:4), and also the palpable woman-sprung Humanity of Jesus
Tabernacle, the - If the whole tabernacle be taken as typical of Christ, then the gold and the wood may point to His divinity and His Humanity, or the gold may be taken as typical of divine righteousness
Apocalyptic - It certainly postulates the inability of Humanity to save itself and thus looks to God to complete history in the kingdom of glory
Caesarius, Bishop of Arles - Besides reproving ordinary vices of Humanity, he had often to contend against lingering pagan superstitions, as auguries, heathen rites on the calends, etc
Ecclesiastes, Book of - that we get 'new creation,' that rises above the perplexities of fallen Humanity, and reveals 'eternal life' that is in God's Son
Philoxenus, a Monophysite Leader - Neither the deity nor the Humanity was absorbed one by the other, nor converted one into the other
Ideas (Leading) - It is the principle which has overthrown tyrannies, abolished slavery, and justified all our modern enthusiasms for liberty and for the welfare of Humanity. Why not have made a Jew assist a Samaritan, or even a Gentile, in order to illustrate the principle? But our Lord wished to teach by an example appealing rather to the Humanity than to the national feelings of His hearer. He elevated Humanity by being what He was
Religion (2) - He is Himself the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6) for all Humanity. Thence came the kindling spark which made the Person of Christ a vital religious fact for Humanity. True, He was subject unto the Law; but He made its requirements a secondary consideration when the cause of Humanity was at stake (Mark 2:23 ff; Mark 3:1 ff
Unbelief - This is, indeed, a sad condition of Humanity, when the seed of holiness, which can develope itself only in the whole course of a life, cannot be strewn in the heart of the child, and when mature reason must destroy that which was planted in the early years of infancy! when holy truth cannot form the foundation of the future developement of life from the earliest dawn of childish consciousness! The thinking Roman statesmen also of the time at which Christianity appeared, as Varro, for instance, distinguish between the theologia philosophica [2] and the theologia civilis, [3] which contradicts the principles of the former, as Cotta in Cicero distinguished between the belief of Cotta, and the belief of the Pontifex. Whenever man, entirely devoted to the world, has for a long time wholly overwhelmed the perception of the Divinity which exists in his nature, and has long entirely estranged himself from divine things, these at last prevail over Humanity with greater force
Justification - This gulf required a bridge to bring all of Humanity into a right relationship with God
Hutchinsonians - The cherubim he explains to be a hieroglyphic of divine construction, or a sacred image, to describe, as far as figures could go, the Humanity united to Deity: and so he treats of several other words of similar import
Isaiah - Isaiah 1:8 , Isaiah 5:1-7 ) of the people to Jahweh, and in their failure to trust Him or to understand that what He required was not sacrifice, which was offered by the people in wearisome abundance, but justice and Humanity (cf
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The first involves human friendship based simply on common Humanity with all the joys and dangers associated with it
Magic - Magic was considered human rebellion that unlocked divine secrets, making Humanity equal with God
Heathen - 354), ‘whose charm to this day rests on the appeal to the common feeling of Humanity,’ and on the principle that ‘that which was valid … among heathens was also truly Christian’ (cf
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Apart from these more special considerations, it is sufficient to notice that the very particularity of the description of the burial of Jesus is in itself of importance as emphasizing His true Humanity and the reality of His death
Unitarians - After a lapse of twelve centuries, Socinus lowered him another step by declaring his inferiority to the Father; for that he, as well as all other things, was subject to the supreme Creator of the universe; and although he held his mere Humanity, yet, inconsistently enough, he would offer him divine worship! Inconsistently it may be said, because the Socinian, on his own principles, thereby incurs the guilt of idolatry as much as the Roman Catholic who worships the Virgin Mary, a mere created being
John, Gospel of - As to his divinity, he was the eternal one who created all things (John 1:2-3) and who came from the heavenly world to reveal God (John 1:18; John 3:13; John 5:18-19; John 6:62; John 14:9; John 14:11) As to his Humanity, he had a material body that possessed the normal physical characteristics (John 4:6-7; John 9:6; John 19:28; John 19:34) and that experienced the normal human emotions (John 11:35; John 12:27)
Socialism - Individualism and Socialism correspond with opposite views of Humanity. Individualism regards Humanity as made up of disconnected or warring atoms; Socialism regards it as an organic whole, a vital unity formed by the combination of contributory members mutually interdependent. … It will contribute no little to draw together the various classes of society, if the clergy endeavour in sermons and lectures to set forth the true principle of society, showing how Property is a trust to be administered for the good of Humanity, and how much of what is good and true in Socialism is to be found in the precepts of Christ
Monophysitism - "The Catholic church," he goes on to say, "could not teach the Humanity of Christ apart from His true Divinity, nor His Divinity without His true Humanity" (Letter to Flavian , c. The two conflicting tendencies at work in the Nestorian and Monophysite heresies were (1) the disposition to divide the Redeemer into two separate beings, united to one another for God's purpose of salvation, and (2) the disposition either (a ) to make the Redeemer a Being compounded out of two other beings, God and Man, being Himself neither one nor the other, or (b ) to regard the Humanity of Christ as swallowed up by His Divinity
Pharisees (2) - Here is the great point of departure from Judaism and the Ghetto, already erected by the Pharisees in Jerusalem, towards Christianity and the gospel of Humanity. Here was ‘the appearance of a new kind of Humanity,’ springing from contact with Jesus, ‘for through Him for the first time Humanity received a moral culture’ (Chamberlain, i
Canaan - In spite of the awful warning given by the doom of Sodom and Gomorrah, Canaanite profligacy at last became a reproach to Humanity; and the righteous Ruler of the world required that the land originally set apart for Shem, and where Jehovah was to be blessed as the God of Shem (Genesis 9:26), should be wrested from "the families of the Canaanites spread abroad," and encroaching beyond their divinely assigned limits (Genesis 10:18). Humanity and mercy breathe through the Mosaic law (Exodus 23:4-5; Exodus 23:9; Exodus 23:11; Exodus 22:22-24)
Miracle - Humanity is categorically distinct from the rest of creation by virtue of being created in the image of God ( Genesis 1:26-28 ). The next major miracle, the flood, thus affirms both God's judgment on extreme wickedness and his grace in promising never again to destroy Humanity so completely (6:3; 9:15-16)
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Liberal theology, which was built upon a belief in continual evolutionary progress and the ultimate goodness of Humanity, was dealt a mortal blow with the coming of World War I, and the subsequent years have done nothing to revive its naive optimism in Humanity
Light - In sharp antithesis to this Light is the Darkness, by which the writer symbolizes all that is contrary to God in human life, whether unbelief or disobedience, all that resists the true Life which it is the function of the Light to produce in Humanity, all the ignorance and wilful rejection of Christ which issue in practical consequences of confusion and rebellion. ...
(b) While the Light is the Christian revelation, it is implied that already (John 3:21), not merely in Judaism but throughout Humanity (cf
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But that was only the beginning of the mightiest work of all with which the power of God in Christ is associated, and which is only coming slowly to manifestation in the moral progress of Humanity. By means of His moral power in man’s life and history, He is conducting Humanity onwards in the path that will bring it to a perfect moral destiny in the kingdom of God
Jesus Christ - When he came into the world, Jesus added Humanity to the deity that he always had (John 1:14; Hebrews 1:3). ...
The obedient servant...
In becoming human Jesus accepted the limitations that his Humanity required
Physical - And so it becomes obvious that if He had not entered into these incarnate relations with the physical order of things, He never could have become the Son of Man, and if He had never become the Son of Man He never could have revealed Himself to Humanity as the Son of God (John 1, 2 Corinthians 4:6). It may be affirmed, moreover, that none of the ideas of this order, to which as a Teacher of Humanity He attached momentous importance and value, can ever be superseded by the teaching of either Science or Philosophy
Pre-Existence of Christ - ’...
In the later Epistles, it thus appears, there is a larger use of the concept of pre-existence, a more deliberate unfolding of its relations to God, Humanity, and the created universe; but, while this enables us to apprehend more clearly how the concept was already latent in the primary faith experience of the Exalted Christ, it cannot be said that the later Epistles, as compared with the earlier, show any distinct advance in the Apostle’s or in the Church’s belief in the fact. No more than Humanity itself does nature embody the perfect final will of God
Sabbath - The Gospels show that by the time of Christ the casuistry of the scribes had hedged round the Sabbath with many of those petty and vexatious rules which are preserved in the Rabbinical literature, and which completely eviscerated the institution of any large principle of religion or Humanity
Cherub (1) - the cherub of the temple anointed by the consecrating oil, and defending Tyre as the cherubim "covered" or overshadowed the mercy-seat; the type of Antichrist who shall usurp the attributes of the true Anointed One, who "covers" His church, the beautiful ideal of Humanity
Fall - It is only the general scope of the passage that can be thought to warrant the inference that the victory is to be on the side of Humanity; and it is a still higher flight of religious inspiration to conceive of that victory as culminating in the triumph of Him whose mission it was to destroy the works of the devil
Inheritance - It was, moreover, through the Humanity which He restored that the Son proved and realized His heirship of all things; and thus His actual position is the potential exaltation of redeemed mankind
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament - Paul had discussed both the faithfulness of God and the sinfulness of Humanity
Hunger - The sufferings of redeemed Humanity are His sufferings, and the loving service, which clothes the naked and feeds the hungry, is hallowed because it is done, not merely in His cause, but for Himself (Matthew 25:35 ff; cf
Deaf And Dumb - Mark, in His compassion for suffering Humanity, in His teaching as significant by action as by word, in His sublime confidence that He had that to give, for which He looked not in vain from heaven
Materialists - The scheme of Necessity is the immediate result of the materiality of man; for mechanism is the undoubted consequence of materialism, and that man is wholly material, is eminently subservient to the proper or mere Humanity of Christ
Evil - The evolution of the world and the development of Humanity are not independent but connected processes
Council - Bellarmine and other celebrated writers of his church, are dubious about determining whether or not "the fifth of Lateran" was really a general council, and leave it as a thing discretionary with the faithful either to retain or reject it; if it be rejected, the only refuge which they have, is to receive in its place the council of Constance, held under John XXIII, in 1414, which is disclaimed by the Italian clergy but admitted by those of France, and which is rendered infamous in the annals of religion and Humanity by its cruel and treacherous conduct toward those two early Protestant martyrs, John Huss and Jerome of Prague; "who went to the stake," says AEneas Sylvius, "as if it had been to a banquet, without uttering a complaint that could betray the least weakness of mind
Offices of Christ - The richness of Christ’s Humanity has been so energetically unfolded, that there is an aversion to contemplate Him in any aspect which might be suspected of dehumanizing Him by representing Him more in the light of a formal functionary than of a loving Son of Man and Elder Brother
Premeditation - Regarding Him simply on the common level of Humanity, as for this faculty we necessarily must, there is little ground for the assertion so often made that He was an enthusiast, dependent on the inspiration of the moment
Union With God - Yet the further thought seems to be expressed in the Pauline writings that, through the influx of sin, the created world as a whole has in some way become alienated from God, and ‘made subject to vanity’ (Romans 8:20), and that the issue of Christ’s redemptive mission to the world is to be the reconciliation, not of Humanity only, but of the whole created world, to God, in a moral and spiritual union which is at present lacking. And the aim and purpose of this incarnation of the Logos in the individual historic personality of the man Christ Jesus is said to be ‘the bringing of many soils unto glory’ (Hebrews 2:10)-the bringing into being of a kingdom of redeemed Humanity under Christ as King, in which love, the principle of the Divine nature, reigns supreme (Colossians 1:13)
Dependence - , where the will of God, in the redemption of Humanity, is the object of the Incarnation, and furnishes the work which Jesus avowedly sets Himself to accomplish). ...
Life in Christ is the normal condition of redeemed Humanity (1 Corinthians 15:22)
Christ, Christology - ) In spite of the dignity and authority to which they believed Him raised, they consistently referred to Him in terms of Humanity, as to one who had been, while upon earth, a man among men. ) This Jesus, whether He be referred to in the days of His flesh or in His present Exaltation at the right hand of God, is consistently represented in terms of Humanity
Confess, Confession - Contesting heretics who denied the reality of Jesus' Humanity, John insists that only those who confess that Jesus had come in the flesh could claim to know God (1 John 2:23 ; 4:2-3,15 ; 2 John 7 )
Sweat - The verses gave rise to much discussion among early writers, some of whom held that they had been wilfully cut out by some who were afraid of their employment by unorthodox writers; though, on the other hand, they constituted a strong weapon of proof against those who denied the reality of our Lord’s Humanity
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From this emphasis on the incarnation, we may assume that the opponents held to the divinity of Christ but either denied or diminished the significance of His Humanity
Predestination - God determined the basic parameters of Humanity (Acts 17:26 )
Hope - ‘By the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead’ Humanity was ‘begotten again unto a living hope’ ( 1 Peter 1:3 ; cf
Sacrifice - --The universal prevalence of sacrifice shows it to have been primeval, and deeply rooted in the instincts of Humanity
Hospitality - Indeed, God serves as host to Humanity as the one who provides food and clothing for all (1619168893_6 ; 2:9 ; 3:21 ; Psalm 104:10-15 ; 136:25 )
Mediator, Mediation - Some kind of mediation between God and Humanity is necessary simply because God is separate from all he has created and, yet, graciously extends his fellowship to his creatures. Mediation takes on a particularly important role, however, in light of Humanity's rebellion against the Creator. ...
The idea of mediation in the Bible, then, is important both on the level of human relationships and on the level of Humanity's relationship with God
New Creation - Then, with the Jew/Gentile debate in view—circumcision versus uncircumcisionChrist's work of "creating" a "new" Humanity is introduced to demonstrate how the old distinctions and privileges have been rendered obsolete
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A promise that was to bring great blessing to Humanity was made by God to Abraham (Genesis 12:2-3 ), in which the latter, although childless, was to become the progenitor of a great nation
Hopefulness - And such a study teaches us that in our Lord’s Person we have not only a revelation of the Father, but also a revelation of Humanity at its highest
Confession (of Sin) - ’ But they were certainly made to one who was felt to be raised above the life of sinful Humanity, and to be the representative on earth of the purity and grace of the heavenly Father
Duty - Finally, the Christian motive is not the abstract conception of duty for duty’s sake, but charity, the pure love of the full, concrete, and perfect ideal of Humanity, realized for all time in the Person of Jesus Christ
Hebrews - The object of this epistle, which ranks among the most important of the New Testament books, was to prove to the Jews, from their own Scriptures, the divinity, Humanity, atonement, and intercession of Christ, particularly his preeminence over Moses and the angels of God; to demonstrate the superiority of the gospel to the law, and the real object and design of the Mosaic institution; to fortify the minds of the Hebrew converts against apostasy under persecution, and to engage them to a deportment becoming their Christian profession
Neighbour (2) - ‘Neighbour,’ then, upon our Lord’s lips becomes a term synonymous with ‘humanity
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By their usage in these passages the Synoptics plainly declare that in His manifestation of human nature our Saviour was drawn towards suffering Humanity by that Divine gift of pity which has ever been regarded as one of the higher feelings: sickness, sorrow, being like tired sheep, even bodily hunger, filled Him with compassion for the suffering ones,—while in the solitary use of συλλυπέομαι alluded to above to describe His feeling at the unwillingness of men to receive truth, we can hardly hesitate to give to the word its classical meaning of ‘pity,’ when we remember the outburst of weeping which accompanied His wail over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41)
Promise (2) - It was, in short, because His mind was so filled with the larger purpose of God that He assigned little weight to the recognition of that local and national theory which had so much more of patriotic bias and ambitious desire in it than of pure love of Humanity
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The question is of great importance, for modern writers frequently condemn Christianity because of its supposed depreciation of Humanity. In architecture and the kindred arts the Middle Ages brought a new revelation of beauty into the world,—an art that stands alone, not only for its lofty spirituality and technical excellence, but also for its homely democratic Humanity. And his conclusion was that the root of all good art lies in ‘the two essential instincts of Humanity, the love of order and the love of kindness,’ the one associated with righteousness, the other with charity
Authority of Christ - The standard of judgment is variously represented: it is ‘the will of my Father which is in heaven’ (Matthew 7:21) or ‘these sayings of mine’ (Matthew 7:24) or it is what we might call in a word ‘humanity’ (Matthew 25:35; Matthew 25:42): and in its way each of these is a synonym for the moral authority of Jesus. It is not denying His Divinity to say this; it is rather denying His Humanity if we say the opposite. ...
There is, no doubt, great, possibility of error in arguing from such abstract ideas as ‘Divinity’ and ‘humanity,’ especially when they are in some way opposed to one another in our minds: however we may define them, we must remember that they were in no sense opposed or inconsistent in Christ
Nestorius And Nestorianism - But it was still more due to the teaching of Theodore of Mopsuestia and his school, which had laid undue stress on the Humanity of Christ, and had not shrunk from representing the inhabitation of the Man Christ Jesus by the Divine Logos as differing rather in degree than in kind from that by which God was pleased to dwell in the prophets and other holy men of old. " Cyril seems also to have contended that nothing could be unknown to the Humanity of Christ which was known to Him as God. It is worth noting that this formulary contains the ἔνωσις φυσική (see above), but guards it by a definite assertion of both the divinity and Humanity of Christ
Perfection (of Jesus) - Humanity is parcelled out among men. —It is objected that an essential imperfection cleaves to the individual, however balanced the elements of Humanity in him may be. He rather inspired a spirit which sooner or later would burst all the swaddling-bands that confined Humanity, and which expressed itself in the words of him who understood best the spirit of the Master, ‘Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, barbarian, Seythian, bond nor free’ (Colossians 3:11)
Eschatology - One's views on the character of God and of Humanity and of salvation play important roles—sometimes in emotional ways. They began to understand that the Spirit, like Jesus, was the “firstfruits” of a new creation (Romans 8:23 ), while those who turned to Christ became the firstfruits of a new Humanity (Romans 16:5 ; James 1:18 ; Revelation 14:4 )
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This kind of study has left us with both a deeper understanding of the practices by which God has inspired, recorded, and preserved His Word and a greater awareness of the fact that God worked with human beings who had all of the feelings and concerns to which Humanity is heir
Fall - Full Humanity is experienced only when all three of these are maintained
Psalms, Book of - Emphasis may be placed on God as Creator of heaven and earth, as Creator of Humanity, or as the Creator of different elements of creation
Ascension of Jesus Christ - Most of the Old Testament references to ascension into heaven emphasize that it is a divine act done only by God's power and not to be thought of as possible by mere Humanity (Deuteronomy 30:11-12 ; Proverbs 30:4 ; Isaiah 14:12-15 )
Flesh - There flesh can denote the physical flesh (1 Corinthians 15:39 ; 2 Corinthians 12:7 ) and, by extension, the human body (Galatians 4:13-14 ), Humanity as a whole (Romans 3:20 ; Galatians 2:16 ), human descent (Romans 1:3 ; 9:3 ), and human relationships (Romans 4:1 ; 9:3-5 )
New Covenant - The "people" likely denotes Israel as opposed to the nations, which denotes the rest of Humanity
Self- Denial - To the Stoics self-denial was due to the inherent native energy of this Divine element, just as to the Hegelian it is a process immanent in Humanity as such
Intercession - ‘In the glorified Humanity of the Son of man every true human wish finds perfect and prevailing expression’ (B
City - The fact is noteworthy as showing the place and influence of Christianity in the natural evolution of Humanity
Debt, Debtor (2) - The exhibition of a certain spirit in face of it was what His heart craved, a spirit which should do justice to the best instincts of a true Humanity. ...
The parable of the Two Creditors (Matthew 18:23-35) shows the other side of the shield from the Woman’s case, in a person of downright inhumanity concerning whom it is equally clear that he had no saving experience of God’s mercy himself
Alexandria - The idea of Humanity to the mariner which it embodied was accepted by almost every civilized nation, and the thousands of lighthouses throughout the world to-day can all be traced to the gracious thoughtfulness which was displayed in the costly erection of this first Pharos
Ave Maria - Like the title Theotokos, sanctioned by the Third Œcumenical Council (Ephesus 431), they were intended to safeguard and emphasize the true Humanity of Christ
Philemon Epistle to - He must assert the new ideas of Christian equality in the face of a system which hardly recognized the Humanity of the enslaved
Pride (2) - He was urged to prove His superiority to the conditions of ordinary Humanity by a self-glorifying triumph over the laws of nature
Intercession - ‘In the glorified Humanity of the Son of man every true human wish finds perfect and prevailing expression’ (B
Mark, Gospel According to - In describing our Lord’s Person, the Evangelist lays great emphasis on His Divinity, but still more on His true Humanity, ( a ) For the former we note how in Mk. on the true Humanity of our Lord that Augustine assigns to the Second Evangelist the symbol of the man; by other Fathers the other Evangelic symbols are assigned to him
Religious Experience - Every baby is born blind and dumb and without the power to will, and there may be some tribes with poor eyes and slow tongues and no theology; but in normal Humanity there is a latent capacity for sight and speech and volition, and at least a hope that the soul has relations with the supernatural. Christ has started a new race, as truly as did Adam (1 Corinthians 15:22; 1 Corinthians 15:45), and the result is a new manhood, a new Humanity (τὸν καινὸν [3] ἅνθρωπον, Ephesians 4:24, Colossians 3:10), governed by a new law of life
Holiness - ) points out, ἐκεῖνος in this Epistle always refers to Christ; it is in respect of His true Humanity that it can be said ‘He is pure,’ and not only ‘He was pure. God can be spoken of as ἁγιος but not as ἁγνός, while Christ can be spoken of as ἀγνός in virtue of the perfection of His Humanity
Anger (2) - ’ The objects of Christ’s anger here are the people in the synagogue, who maintained an obstinate and prejudiced silence when He asked them, ‘Is it lawful on the Sabbath day to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?’ What roused His anger was partly their inhumanity, which eared nothing for the disablement of the man with the withered hand, but even more, perhaps, the misrepresentation of God of which they were guilty, when in His honour (as they would have it) they justified inhumanity on the Sabbath day. To be inhuman themselves was bad enough, but to impute the same inhumanity to the Heavenly Father was far worse, and the indignation of Jesus was visible as He looked round on them. What stirred His indignation here was in part the profanity to which sacred places and their proper associations had lost all sacredness; in part, the covetousness which on the pretext of accommodating the pilgrims had turned the house of prayer into a den of thieves; in part, again, the inhumanity which, by instituting a market so noisy in the Court of the Gentiles, must have made worship for these less privileged seekers after God difficult, if not impossible. It is an example which justifies indignation with those who by unworthy controversial methods profane or render ridiculous subjects in which the dearest concernments of Humanity are involved. ...
Putting the whole of the passages together, and generalizing from them, we may infer that the two things in human conduct which moved Jesus most quickly and deeply to anger, were (1) inhumanity, wrong done to the needs or rights of men; and (2) misrepresentation of God by professedly religious people, and especially by religious teachers. ’ It is difficult to believe that any one was ever struck on the face unjustly (as is assumed in the connexion) without resenting it, and just as difficult to believe that it would be for the good of Humanity or of the kingdom of God that it should he so
Priest - In the apostolic period it was too soon to discuss at length the relations between the Divinity and the Humanity of Christ, or to recover the doctrine of immanence from the pantheistic schools and apply it to the solution of the problems of Christ’s work. The list begins with (3) His perfect Humanity, involving oneness with the men for whom He acts, with the experience in His case as in theirs of the discipline of suffering and temptation (Hebrews 2:9 ff; Hebrews 4:15)
Wisdom - ...
Song of Songs illustrates the Humanity of the sages
Atonement - " It is only as Representative Head of Humanity, that the Son of man, the second Adam, made full and adequate satisfaction for the whole race whose nature He took
Faith - ” They do so in order to express the understanding of God's relation to Humanity that has grown out of the New Testament
Ransom (2) - The Son of God, in Humanity, renders it for the world
Unity - It is only in its complex collective unity that renewed Humanity can reach its Divine ideal (Ephesians 4:11-13)
Walk (2) - ‘Apart from Humanity, evil powers have only an empty, unproductive existence; and accordingly they lie in wait continually for the opportunity to return to the world of men, and to set up their abode there’ (Martensen, Dogmatics, 196)
Fulfillment - Proclaimed at the fall of Humanity (Genesis 3:15 ), the promise of deliverance from evil was continued in the Abrahamic covenant (Genesis 22:18 ), confirmed in David's succession (2 Samuel 7:12-13 ), and announced as a messianic figure by Isaiah (7:14; 53:1-12), Jeremiah (23:5-6), and Malachi (3:1), among others
Headship - The Incarnation not only reveals the kinship of the ‘man from heaven’ with all the sons of men; it sets Him before them as the true spiritual Head of Humanity, in whom the race is ideally summed up
Amos - Punishment will be visited upon each for the violation of some broad and universally recognized principle of Humanity
Pharisees - Tradition set aside moral duties, as a child's to his parents by" Corban"; a debtor's to his creditors by the Mishna treatise, Avodah Zarah (1:1) which forbade payment to a pagan three days before any pagan festival; a man's duty of Humanity to his fellow man by the Avodah Zarah (2:1) which forbids a Hebrew midwife assisting a pagan mother in childbirth (contrast Leviticus 19:18; Luke 10:27-29)
Socinians - As might have been anticipated, there were some who, having adopted the sentiments of Laelius Socinus as to the simple Humanity of Christ, deduced from this tenet consequences which appeared to them obviously to flow from it, although these had not been perceived or admitted by Laelius himself. Some, however, had escaped the operation of the law, and had remained in Poland; but three years after the edict was renewed, and the Socinians who still lingered in their beloved country were driven from it with a rigour and an inhumanity reflecting infamy upon those who were guilty of them, and leading to the most melancholy reflections upon that dismal perversion of all that is amiable in our nature, which has so often been effected by a mistaken zeal for a religion breathing the tenderest concern for the happiness of mankind
Proselyte - (3) The Hebrews themselves seem to have responded to their opportunity with a quickened enthusiasm for Humanity and a higher ideal of their national existence, in the providence of God, among the nations of the earth
Predestination - The end of God’s purpose , as regards Humanity, may be thought of as the establishing of a moral and spiritual kingdom, or Kingdom of God, in which God’s will should be done on earth, as it is done in heaven (cf
Mystery - Mystery—religion transcended all lines of mere nationality, substituting its own brotherhoods of initiates, and offered the idea of personal deliverance and immortality as the goal; as the means, it offered sacramental (instead of sacrificial) union with a Redeemer-god (θεὸς σωτήρ), who, in contrast with the Olympian divinities, participated in the suffering and death of Humanity, and won for men victory over their spiritual foes
Persecution - ...
It cannot be pleasant to any man's feelings, who has the least Humanity, to recite these dreadful scenes of horror, cruelty, and devastation; but to show what superstition, bigotry, and fanaticism are capable of producing, and for the purpose of holding up the spirit of persecution to contempt, we shall here give as concise a detail as possible. To conclude this article, Who can peruse the account here given without feeling the most painful emotions, and dropping a tear over the madness and depravity of mankind? Does it not show us what human beings are capable of when influenced by superstition, bigotry, and prejudice? ...
Have not these baneful principles metamorphosed men into infernals; and entirely extinguished all the feelings of Humanity, the dictates of conscience, and the voice of reason? Alas! what has sin done to make mankind such curses to one another? Merciful God! by they great power suppress this worst of all evils, and let truth and love, meekness and forbearance universally prevail! Limborch's Introduction to his History of the Inquisition; Memoirs of the Persecutions of the Protestants in France by Lewis De Enarolles; Comber's History of the Parisian Massacre of St
Sin - ‘The subject of sin, rather, is Humanity as the sum of all individuals, in so far as the selfish action of each person, involving him as it does in illimitable interaction with all others, is directed in any degree whatsoever towards the opposite of the good, and leads to the association of individuals in common evil’ (Justification and Reconciliation, Eng. Paul does not in Romans 5:12; Romans 5:21 formally offer this explanation, the passage being introduced into the argument for another purpose-to prove the greater efficacy of grace than of sin, by as much as Christ is greater than Adam-yet, as he is there dealing with his view of the introduction of sin into the world, we must regard that passage as his explanation both of sin as a power in Humanity and of the flesh; for it is not likely that he would leave sin in the race and sin in the individual unconnected
Slave, Slavery - Only the Pentateuchal Code (or Codes) must be admitted to be marked by a conspicuous Humanity in this as in some other respects, and especially in the Deuteronomic form (see, e. Masters were warned against a tyrannical spirit, a disdainful inhumanity; slaves were counselled to avoid ‘eye-service’ and do their work as for Christ (Ephesians 6:5 ff. 12); it is their common Humanity-‘even as he is a man
Seven Words, the - He descended to the lowest depth of human degradation that He might lift Humanity to the height of holiness and heaven
Stranger, Alien, Foreigner - 370b: ‘After the Resurrection, and helped by the Influence of Greek thought, Christians were divinely led to the conception of the mystical oneness of an immanent Christ with Humanity
Harmony of the Gospels - No known theory of inspiration violates a person's Humanity to the point of negating his or her memory
Revelation of God - The redemptive revelation of God is that Jesus Christ has borne the sins of fallen Humanity, has died in their place, and has been raised to assure justification
Angel - Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel (1Enoch 40:3,6) reported to God about the depraved state of Humanity, and received appropriate instructions
Touch - In Christ, ‘God put on the garment of Humanity, and drew near in person, that we might clasp Him as a kinsman in our arms’ (Ker, Sermons, 1st ser
Life - Mortal Humanity was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27 ), and given the opportunity of eternal life in relationship with the Creator (Genesis 2-3 )
Messiah - God made his intent and the consequences of the anointing act progressively known in the course of his self-revelation to Humanity
Greece - In all that pertained to good taste and Humanity the Hellenes continued to bear the palm
Impotence - ...
The features of the healing are: (1) The Divine compassion expressed in our Lord’s laying His hand upon the woman as He spoke the word of hope and deliverance; (2) His profound sense that this suffering and weakness, this crouching spirit, were completely foreign to the will of God (Hebrews 7:16); and (3) His stedfast refusal to allow any pedantic Sabbath rules to stand in the way of His relief of suffering Humanity
Laughter - ]'>[6] There may be saintly men to whom anything like boisterous hilarity is impossible, but he whose face is never lit with a smile, and whose voice never has the infectious ring of joy, is lacking in fullorbed Humanity (cf
Silence - Pity for sinning Humanity, love for those whose hearts are His, His attitude to the Father with whom all along He has realized His oneness,—these are the emotions that dominate His soul
Commandments - He subordinates the law of the Sabbath to the requirements of duty and Humanity (Mark 2:27, Mark 12:29-31; Luke 13:15-16); He confronts the formal piety of His time with the Divine demand as stated by Hosea: ‘I will have mercy and not sacrifice’ (Matthew 9:13; Matthew 12:7); He challenges the whole system of rules concerning meat and drink by His great principle, ‘that which cometh out, not that which goeth in, defileth a man’ (Matthew 15:11, Mark 7:15)
Sinlessness - His Humanity had not the stolid calm of a lethargic temperament, but was sensitive at every pore; He felt not less but more than others the condemnation of unjust authority, the desertion of friends, and the apparent frustration of Providence. Had Jesus been an ordinary link in the chain of Humanity, He could not have been sinless; for ‘there is none righteous, no, not one’: in all who have descended from Adam by ordinary generation, there is a ‘law in the members warring against the law of the mind
Law - The laws, however, recognize, and even insist upon, the claims of Humanity and justice. ...
( b ) The wonderful Humanity which is so striking a feature of these laws
Mental Characteristics - Divinity realized in Humanity is what we know in Jesus Christ. Even as Christ’s power and presence give to such as trust Him ‘perfect wholeness’ (τὴν δλοκλκριαν ταύτην, Acts 3:16), so the power and presence of the Infinite realized in Humanity is disclosed in a ‘perfect wholeness’ which raises every human feature and faculty above itself, and compels the confession, ‘In him dwelleth all the plenitude of the Godhead bodily-wise’ (Colossians 2:9)
Christianity - Humanity, meekness, gentleness, placability, disinterestedness, and charity are all as clearly and solemnly enjoined as the grosser vices are prohibited; and on the unruly tongue itself is impressed "the law of kindness. It has descended into families; has diminished the pressure of private tyranny; improved every domestic endearment; given tenderness to the parent, Humanity to the master, respect to superiors, to inferiors ease; so that mankind are, upon the whole, even in a temporal view, under infinite obligations to the mild and pacific temper of the Gospel, and have reaped from it more substantial worldly benefits than from any other institution upon earth
Children of God, Sons of God - The words of Ephesians 4:6 ‘one God and Father of all’ will then be naturally interpreted of this universal Fatherhood of God, It is, however, natural enough that in a Christian writer this conception of the universal Fatherhood of God should find little emphasis, and that it should be of infrequent occurrence, for the conception of sonship was wanted to express a closer and more vital relationship than that between God and unredeemed Humanity
Tabernacle - " The "veil's" antitype is His rent flesh, or suffering Humanity, through which He passed in entering the heavenly holiest for us (Hebrews 5:7; Hebrews 10:19-20)
Marriage - Although polygamy was practiced by some Old Testament personalities, monogamy was always God's ideal for Humanity (Matthew 19:4-5 )
Ebionism - In most things the two movements are completely antithetical: one practically denied Christ’s Humanity, the other His Divinity; one made salvation depend on obedience to the Law, the other on speculative knowledge
Apocrypha, New Testament - The Gospel of Peter is a second-century work which downplays Jesus' Humanity, heightens the miraculous, and reduces Pilate's guilt, among other things
Euchites - They had speculations about our Lord's Humanity, of which the most intelligible is that the body which He assumed had been full of demons which it was necessary for Him to expel
Principality Principalities - (1) When and in what sense did Christ wear these opposing powers as a robe? Lightfoot says that ‘the powers of evil, which had clung like a Nessus robe about His Humanity, were torn off and cast aside for ever’; on which Beet’s criticism is: ‘I do not know that enemies attacking are ever so described: and of such desperate struggle with evil powers we have as yet in this place no hint
Preaching Christ - Whatever be the rule of the judgment—doing the will of His Father (Matthew 7:21), or Humanity exhibited in practice in relation to those whom He calls His brethren (Matthew 25:40)—it is a rule which has been finally embodied in Him. It is in Him that we see what doing the will of the Father means; it is in Him also that we see the law of Humanity fulfilled
Mediation Mediator - His death for man has glorified Humanity
Sympathy - His heart went out particularly to those who were in any spiritual need, and the conversation with the woman of Samaria shows how the ‘doctrine of mankind’ rose superior to the superficial cleavages of race, descent, occupation, or even character, and pronounced them all of small account in comparison with that which is common to all Humanity—a soul
Ephesians, Book of - He began with a literary pattern of a poem or song to praise God for what He has done in providing salvation for sinful Humanity
Money - As Jesus affirms in Matthew 22 , coins really belong to the person whose likeness appears on them, in contrast to God, who imprints his likeness (and hence his mark of ownership) on a living Humanity (Genesis 1:27 )
Golden Rule - ...
Many modern writers regard the Golden Rule as identical with the ethical maxim of Kant: ‘So act as to treat Humanity, whether in thine own person or in that of any other, in every case as an end withal, never as a means only’ (cf
Body (2) - Though the body is a true part of our Humanity, its value is not to be compared for a moment with that of the spiritual part (Matthew 10:28)
Commission - The risen and glorified Christ speaks as Lord and King of heaven and earth, in ‘the majesty of His exalted Humanity and brightness of His divinity’ (Lange)
Wealth - But although fallen Humanity has used wealth for great evils, God will redeem his originally good purposes in creation in the new heavens and earth when all wealth will be used for godly ends (21:24)
Epiphanius, Bishop of Salamis - The Ancoratus comprises in 121 sections a prolix exposition full of repetitions of the doctrines of the Trinity the true Humanity of Christ and the resurrection of the body with a constant polemic against Origen and the heresiarchs of his own time especially Arians Sabellians Pneumatomachi and Dimoirites (Apollinarians)
Romans, Book of - Paul concluded this section with a summary statement that all Humanity stands under the power of sin (Romans 3:19-20 )
Ecclesiastes, Theology of - While enjoying brief popularity after the triumphal entry, he was rejected by Humanity in stages
Exodus, Theology of - A survey of the Ten Words or Commandments (20:1-17) and the "Book of the Covenant" (20:22-23:33) indicates that God's instructions cover both vertical and horizontal dimensions, involving both correct attitudes and actions toward God and toward Humanity
Eschatology - ’ This expectation, since it involves the elements of a loving personality like that of a God of love, involves a belief in a new Humanity that will live a genuinely social life on the earth, although the conditions of such a life must be left undefined
Friendship - Humanity has been dignified by the Incarnation
Peter (2) - Belonging to the class of men who are readily understood, his impetuosity, candour, freedom of speech, transparency of motive, his large and genial Humanity, appeal strongly to our hearts
Priscillianus And Priscillianism, Priscillian - The emperor yielded to his importunity and Martin's firmness and zeal on the side of Humanity were rewarded
Paul - As he and his companions rode on, suddenly at mid-day a brilliant light shone round them, and Saul was laid prostrate in terror on the ground, a voice sounding in his ears, "Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?" The risen Saviour was there, clothed in the vesture of his glorified Humanity
Church, the - The body of Christ is the last Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45 ), the new Humanity of the endtime that has appeared in history
Bible - They dwell more on Christ's Spirit-filled Humanity; He on His Divinity, from everlasting one with God
Gospel - As one born outside the boundaries of Judaism, Luke had a profound interest in interpreting Jesus as the Savior of all Humanity
Ethics - ...
Appealing simply to his own moral insight Amos demands that Israel turn from her petty gods to seek him who made heaven and earth, day and night; who through repeated recent catastrophes has wrestled with Israel's waywardness, and will yet bring judgment upon all crimes against Humanity, wherever committed
Truth (2) - It is also evidently intended to cover the pre-Christian era; or rather, according to this Gospel, the history of Humanity, prior to the coming of Christ, was not wholly out of touch with the true Spirit and Life of God (John 1:5; John 1:9)
Faith - Genesis 15:6 supplies the key to his character and historical position: his heart’s trustful response to Jehovah’s promise made Abraham all that he has become to Israel and Humanity; and ‘the men of faith’ are his children ( Galatians 3:6-8 )
Philippians, Theology of - Thus God for Paul is not only Sovereign but Savior of sinful Humanity (1:28)
Jerusalem - ...
Jesus' role was to put Humanity back in line with the will of God
Revelation, Theology of - The trumpets are in part God's answer to their cry for vengeance (6:9-10; 8:1-6), as are the string of judgments that round off the book: of Humanity (16:5-7), of Babylon (17:6; 18:24-19:2), and of the evil trio (19:19-21; 20:9-10)
Justice (2) - It was, therefore, a great step in advance when Christ proclaimed a universal Kingdom of justice and love, and taught that, since God was the Father of all, they were due to all men, on the ground not of citizenship or nationality, but of Humanity and of their common relationship to God (Matthew 5:43-48; Matthew 28:19, Luke 10:30-37, John 3:16; John 12:32)
Self-Control - As the Humanity of Christ is perfect, and in Him all the virtues meet and harmonize, an excess in any direction is out of the question
Foresight - falls away from its idea, and ends by making Jesus absolutely dependent on Scripture for His knowledge of God and Divine things: ‘We have no right whatever to maintain that Jesus received revelations from the Father otherwise than through the medium of the sacred Scriptures; that is a part of His complete Humanity’ (p
Angels (2) - Thirdly, when the Jews came to have more exalted views of God, and of the incompatibility between Divinity and Humanity, spirit and matter, good and evil, and, in consequence, conceived of God as aloof from the world and incapable of immediate contact and intercourse with sinful mortals, the doctrine of angels received more attention than ever before
Dead Sea Scrolls - Themes that permeate these hymns include a deep sense of human frailty and sinfulness, an affirmation of God's grace and election, a division of Humanity into the righteous and the wicked, and God's revelation of this knowledge within the covenant community
Timothy, First And Second, Theology of - On the other hand, Christ's Humanity is seen elsewhere in Paul's writings to Timothy
Ephesians Epistle to the - Thus the divisions or Humanity are healed
Thessalonians Epistles to the - At the same time His Humanity is indicated by the use of the simple human name ‘Jesus’ (1 Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:14), and His Messiahship by the frequent repetition of the title Χριστός
Jacob - As Jacob "took his brother by the heel (the action of a wrestler) in the womb" (Hosea 12:3), so the spiritual Israel, every believer, having no right in himself to the inheritance, by faith when being born again of the Spirit takes hold of the bruised heel, the Humanity, of Christ crucified, "the Firstborn of many brethren
Ideal - They acknowledge that Jesus stands alone in His moral grandeur as the incarnation of personal human worth, and that the historical Christ is the ideal of Humanity
Prayer - ...
The essence of Judeo-Christian prayer conceives of this fellowship between God and humans as a communion reflecting the forms of the social relations of Humanity (friendship, master-servant, groom-bride, father-child)
Holy, Holiness - Even if one allows the similar idea of an essential difference between deity and Humanity, this occurrence indicates both a contradictory conception of holiness from the typical and a radical transformation of the categories
Election - Paul’s teaching, election (1) is the outcome of a gracious purpose of the heart of God as it contemplates fallen Humanity from all eternity (Romans 8:28-29; cf
Humility - Our Lord was more than a ‘meek and lowly soul,’ and had reason for presenting Himself as a model and a winning type to Humanity
Children - 4) reminds us, despise or evade the Humanity He had assumed; or set aside in His own person the law that governs it: on the contrary, He sanctified every age in turn by Himself living His perfect life in its conditions
Offerings, the - The burnt offering typified the Lord Jesus in devotedness to death; the meat offering represents Him in His life — the pure Humanity of Christ — in the power and energy of the Holy Ghost
Sabbath - Beside, he intended to inculcate Humanity upon his people, by commanding that they should resign to the slaves, the poor, and the strangers, and to the brutes, the produce of their fields, of their vineyards, and of their gardens
Parable - Its appearance had been the chief burden of prophecy, and its expansion and attendant blessing to Humanity had been dwelt upon as the recompense for the travail of Zion
Philanthropy - Yet the fact remains that Christ, born into such a system, created the philanthropy that ignores all frontiers, and does not hesitate to lay down life itself for those whose one claim is that they share in the common Humanity
Prayer (2) - Nothing in the Gospels is stronger evidence of the reality of our Lord’s Humanity than that prayer, and it evidently established itself firmly in the earliest traditions respecting Him
Death of Christ - The forgiveness of God means that rebel Humanity is reconciled to God
Life And Death - Paul’s view of the body, not indeed as essentially sinful, but as the invariable seat and source of sin in fallen Humanity (see article Body) helped him to think of the Crucifixion of Christ as carrying with it a destruction of the polluted flesh (cf
Evil - In biblical theology, natural revelation ties Humanity in general to a responsibility before God which, when ignored, leads to human relationships that are immoral (Romans 1:18-25 )
Sin - When sin threatens to reassert itself in both direct disobedience and idolatry, God reveals his new intention to restrain sin by confusing human language at Babel: better that Humanity be divided than that it stand together in rebellion against God
Life - Jesus Christ, as the eternal Logos, possessed ‘life in himself,’ and yet assumed Humanity and entered into our lower world
Holiness Purity - One who has been chosen, equipped, and consecrated for the service of Humanity against the might of the demonic powers that brought disease and madness by taking possession of the bodies of men
Character - Thus in the teaching of Christ went forth ‘an edict of Universal Love’; ‘humanity was changed from a restraint to a motive (Ecce Homo, ch
Fall (2) - ...
(d) To base the incarnation solely on the need of redemption, is to make Christ a means and not an end in Himself, or, in more modern language, to reduce the most glorious manifestation of God for the perfecting of Humanity to an expedient contingent upon the untoward incident of sin
Leucius, Author of n.t. Apocryphal Additions - John's predecessors had told about His Humanity; and that, in answer to their prayers, the apostle, filled with the Holy Ghost, burst into the prologue, "In the beginning was the Word
Propitiation - God gave Humanity in Christ the means of making propitiation (cf
Propitiation (2) - ’ The condition of making the propitiation is Christ’s identification with Humanity in nature and condition
Perseverance - His will is also central in the realm of spiritual life, wherever that is true and progressive; the higher life of Humanity is simply the will of God realizing itself according to its own purpose, not only in spite of the resistance of the countless hostile wills of men, but by means of that resistance, as the will of a perfect righteousness
Corinthians, First And Second, Theology of - The body of Christ can be seen, then, to be the eschatological Adam (1 Corinthians 15:45 ), the new Humanity of the endtime that has appeared in history
Education in Bible Times - The way or will of God for Humanity reflects his personal character and attributes
Herod - ) Love of popularity was his ruling principle, to which his ordinary Humanity was made to give way
Lunatic - A consideration of our Lord’s method in dealing with this disaster in Humanity will increase our unwillingness to bar out the ‘demonic’ element in lunacy
Atonement - Mark 14:33 ff; 1619168893_1 , John 12:27 ); how strange to see them submitted to by the Prince of Life; how awful the horror of great darkness in which the Christ passed away! Can we explain it on the hypothesis of a simple martyrdom? Do we not need the solution which the other passages suggest of a sin-bearing Redeemer? Finally, there is the crowning attestation to His Messiahship, and seal upon His work, in the Resurrection, and the commission given to the disciples to preach remission of sins in His name to all nations a clear proof that through His death and resurrection a fundamental change had been wrought in the relations of God to Humanity ( Matthew 26:26 , Luke 24:47 , John 20:21-23 )
Childhood - ’ And the relation of our Lord to Humanity at large makes this but the natural interpretation of His words
Consciousness - It was the deliberate aim of our Lord, with full consciousness of the method He was adopting, to influence Humanity by the revelation of Himself
Birth of Christ - Renan; but he could also write of the Magnificat, Gloria in Excelsis, Benedictus, Nunc Dimittis: ‘Never were sweeter songs invented to put to sleep the sorrows of poor Humanity, (Les Évangiles, p
Isidorus Pelusiota, an Eminent Ascetic - 42) or the carcase and the eagles to mean Humanity ruined by tasting the forbidden fruit and lifted up by ascetic mortification (i
Adam - Adam was formed immediately by God, as was the Humanity of Christ
Jesus Christ - ...
Humanity in Christ is generic (1 Corinthians 15:45; 1 Corinthians 15:47), as the second "man" or "last Adam," "the Son of man" (a title used in New Testament only by Himself of Himself, except in Stephen's dying speech, Acts 7:56; from Daniel 7:13; marking at once His humiliation as man's representative Head, and His consequent glorification in the same nature: Matthew 20:28; Matthew 26:64
Humility - Our Lord was more than a ‘meek and lowly soul,’ and had reason for presenting Himself as a model and a winning type to Humanity
Inspiration And Revelation - The pressure of mere physical needs is so great that ordinary Humanity would be apt to be absorbed in them, if it were not for the influence of a select few more highly endowed than the rest
Teaching of Jesus - ’ The sense which He gave to it, as distinct from the associations currently attaching to it in various circles of Judaism, seems to be chiefly ‘brotherhood with toiling and struggling Humanity, which He who most thoroughly accepted its conditions was fittest also to save’ (Sanday)
Sacrifice - ’ The Son whose Humanity is perfect, the Mediator of the new and better covenant, is the true High Priest (see article Priest) (cf
John, Theology of - The high divinity implied in this concept is wed to genuine Humanity in Johannine Christology and is never compromised
Man - , in the antithesis of death and life, of the psychic and pneumatic orders of Humanity
Son of God - ’ Naturally this has been often quoted as a conclusive disproof of the orthodox doctrine of the Sonship of our Lord, and it has been one of the chief occasions for the invention of the kenotic theories, as they are called, of His Person; but, on the other hand, it is one of the clearest indications of a consciousness superior to mere Humanity, for it places the speaker above both men and angels so obviously, that even Holtzmann, in an unwonted outburst of concession, exclaims: ‘This is the single passage in which the Son, while opposed along with the angels to the Father, appears to become a metaphysical magnitude’ (NT Theol
Boyhood of Jesus - ’...
(b) Another writer says beautifully: ‘Seeing Mary sigh for three days for her Divine Son, I see again Humanity during the 3000 years of paganism, wandering in search of God
Death of Christ - What is the moral order of the world? The question may be answered as follows:—The will and purpose of God are in the way of coming to realization in the individual and social life and destiny of Humanity
Gregorius Nyssenus, Bishop of Nyssa - 26) the fundamental idea of which is the unity of the human race—that Humanity before God is to be considered as one man
John, Gospel of - More than this, in the Prologue of a Gospel which describes the Humanity of the Son of Man, He is set forth as the ‘only’ Son of God, the Word made flesh, the Word who in the beginning was with God and was God, Creator and Sustainer of all that is
Dream (2) - If we realized, as we should, the distance which separates the infinite and infinitely holy God from sin-stricken Humanity, we should be little inclined to raise questions with respect to the relative condescension involved in His approaching us in these or those particular circumstances
Annunciation, the - But the virgin birth avoided all violent breach with Humanity
Mahometanism - Nay, if, descending to a minute investigation of it, we consider its perpetual inconsistency and absurdity, we shall indeed have cause for astonishment at that weakness of Humanity, which could ever have received such compositions as the work of the Deity, and which could still hold it in such high admiration as it is held by the followers of Mohammed to the present day
Omnipresence - In other words, he maintained that the Deity of Christ imparted all its essential attributes to Christ’s Humanity
Romans, Epistle to the - What can lie before us save progress to perfection? Reconciled to God while yet enemies, for what can we not hope, now that we are His friends? Christ is indeed a second Adam, the creator of a new Humanity
Sacrifice (2) - It is as the Lord of Humanity, the spiritual Head, spiritually related to all, that He dies; but He rose again and lives now, so that all who recognize the relationship are compelled, by the love which His perfect sacrifice excites, to break for ever with sin—sin which slew Him—and to live henceforth His life, the life of love and righteousness (cf
Sanctification - The Incarnate Son, by His eternal sacrifice, has lifted Humanity into the very presence of God Himself; and in the white light of that environment, with all its moral demands, the Christian life must be lived
Vicarious Sacrifice - He has thus become to the Father the Surety for the purification of Humanity, and for His sake the Father can offer forgiveness, if men will receive and obey Him
Ethics (2) - It often fails to realize how plentiful ideas are in times that are spiritually alive, or how in all ages Humanity has been enabled to take a step in advance only by the emergence of a personality who, with unwonted energy, sincerity, and enthusiasm, absorbed, elaborated, and formed anew from his individual experience the choicest products of his age
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There is something significant in this identification of the Lord with Humanity, paralleled as it is by the earlier tendency to represent under the Fish symbol not only Christ Himself, but also the Christian convert
Hilarius (7) Pictaviensis, Saint - ...
A more serious error is Hilary's apparent want of grasp of the truth of our Lord's Humanity in all things, sin alone excepted
Jews - Our Saviour wept at the foresight of these calamities; and it is almost impossible for persons of any Humanity to read the account without being affected
Divinity of Christ - ’ It seeks by a study of the original records in the light of all the historical and critical aids now open to us, and guided by the modern idea of evolution, not only to bring us face to face with Jesus of Nazareth, to listen to His direct words of wisdom, but to trace all the steps of His spiritual advance, all the steps by which He grew into the Messiah of Israel and the Ideal of Humanity, giving the deepest interpretation to the prophetic dream of His nation, and so lifting it into that higher region in which the freely accepted Cross became the necessary means to the deliverance of man
Koran - But, if descending to a more minute investigation of it, we consider its perpetual inconsistence and absurdity, we shall indeed have cause for astonishment at that weakness of Humanity which could ever have received such compositions as the work of the Deity
Miracles - That they should assert what they knew to be false; that they should publish it with so much ardour; that they should risk every thing dear to Humanity, in order to maintain it; and at last submit to death, in order to attest their persuasion of its truth in those moments when imposture usually drops its mask, and enthusiasm loses its confidence; that they should act thus in opposition to every dictate of common sense, and every principle of common honesty, every restraint of shame, and every impulse of selfishness, is a phenomenon not less irreconcilable to the moral state of things than miracles are to the natural constitution of the world
Law - It is also remarkable, that this commandment, requiring that the rest of the Sabbath should include the man-servant, and the maid-servant, and the stranger that was within their gates, nay, even their cattle, proved that the Creator of the universe extended his attention to all his creatures; that the humblest of mankind were the objects of his paternal love; that no accidental differences, which so often create alienation among different nations, would alienate any from the divine regard; and that even the brute creation shared the benevolence of their Creator, and ought to be treated by men with gentleness and Humanity
Paul - He seems to have been treated throughout with Humanity and consideration
Old Testament (ii. Christ as Student And Interpreter of). - He became, therefore, a popular interpreter of the Book to the weary heart of Humanity; while He became, on the other hand, a hated teacher to the privileged class, who felt their profession endangered both by His methods and by the reception they met with at the hands of the crowd
Poet - Watts has painted, with bloody feet and hands pashing out the life of Humanity
Polycarpus, Bishop of Smyrna - The proconsul appears to have discharged his unpleasant duty with the Humanity ordinary among Roman magistrates doing his best to persuade the accused to save themselves by compliance and no doubt employing the tortures of which the narrative gives a terrible account as a merciful cruelty which might save him from proceeding to the last extremes
Gnosticism - At the opposite pole from those who see in the Saviour a mere man are those who deny His Humanity altogether
Reformation - All the parts of it which were inhabited by those who were not Christians, he accounted to be inhabited by nobody; and if Christians took it into their heads to possess any of those countries, he gave them full liberty to make war upon the inhabitants without any provocation, and to treat them with no more Humanity than they would have treated wild beasts
Criticism - ’ Herder, of whom it has been said that his Christliche Schriften gave the first impulse to the immense literature generally known under the name of the Life of Christ, did not forget even in his constant denunciations of the corruptions of Christianity to hold up to admiration the Person of Jesus as the Prophet of the truest Humanity
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - The sin of his life was the inhuman Humanity which spared Julian" ( Orat
Gregorius (51) i, (the Great), Bishop of Rome - The revenues accruing to the see, thus carefully secured, though with every possible regard to Humanity and justice, were expended according to the fourfold division then prevalent in the West—viz
Back to Christ - ]'>[2] The figure of Jesus is the grandest and most perfect that God has bestowed on Humanity throughout the long course of its upward journey
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Its general aim is to prove the superiority of Christianity to the religions and the philosophies of heathendom, while it satisfies the cravings of Humanity to which they bore witness
Confession - We must also believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and in all the truth concerning his Deity and Humanity; and we must likewise believe in the Holy Spirit; and that, being free agents, we shall be punished for the things in which we sin, and rewarded for those in which we do well
Originality - Augustus was the prince of peace who healed the wounds of the Civil War; Tiberius, the servant of the community; Caligula, the god-man and world-judge; Nero, the philanthropist who dedicated himself to the service of Humanity; Vespasian caused the Jewish oracle, which had called him to be ruler of the world, to be carried before his legions; Nerva and his successors gave to the Roman world an example of mildness and tranquillity
Palestine - ‘The contact between East and West has always been the prolific source of the advancement of Humanity’ (op