105 – Genus Apotelesmaticum


GENUS APOTELESMATICUM

  §105. The personal union of the two natures in Christ, the assumption of the human nature by the divine nature in one person, has taken place for the purpose of the salvation of mankind,1 and in the execution of the works pertaining to His threefold office the entire person has performed and performs what either nature has performed or performs,2 both natures concurring in such works,3 each performing in communion with the other that which is proper to itself.4


1. The personal union of the two natures in Christ, the assumption of the human nature by the divine nature in one person, has taken place for the purpose of the salvation of mankind,

  John 3:16 God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

  Galatians 4:4–5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

  I John 3:8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

  I John 4:10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.


2. and in the execution of the works pertaining to His threefold office the entire person has performed and performs what either nature has performed or performs,

  I Corinthians 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.

  Galatians 1:4 Who gave Himself for our sins, that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father.

  Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling savor.


3. both natures concurring in such works,

  I John 1:7 The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.

  Acts 20:28 To feed the Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.

  Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.

  Genesis 22:18 And in thy Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed.

  I Timothy 2:5–6 There is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

  Hebrews 2:14–15 Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.

  Romans 5:10–11 For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.

  Galatians 4:4–5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son, made of a woman, made under the Law, to redeem them that were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.

  I John 3:8 For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

  Luke 2:30–32 For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel.

  Romans 8:32 He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?


4. each performing in communion with the other that which is proper to itself.

  I Timothy 2:5–6 There is one God, and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus; who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

  Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of Man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many.

  Romans 8:3–4 For what the Law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the Law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.