104 – Genus Majestaticum


GENUS MAJESTATICUM
§ 104. Again, though the human nature in the person of Christ remains truly human, yet all the divine properties and perfections and the honor and glory thereto pertaining are as truly communicated to His human nature, so that the perfections which the divine nature has as essential attributes, the human nature has as communicated attributes, such as omnipresence,2 omniscience,3 omnipotence.4  —Genus auchematicum sive majestaticum.

1. Again, though the human nature in the person of Christ remains truly human, yet all the divine properties and perfections and the honor and glory thereto pertaining

Cf. § 26, 8.


2. are as truly communicated to His human nature, so that the perfections which the divine nature has as essential attributes, the human nature has as communicated attributes, such as omnipresence,

  Matthew 18:20 Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.

  Matthew 28:20 Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

  Ephesians 1:23 Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.

  John 3:13 And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but He that came down from heaven, even the Son of Man which is in heaven.


3. omniscience

  John 21:17 And he said unto Him, Lord, thou knowest all things; Thou knowest that I love Thee.

  John 2:24, 25 But Jesus did not commit Himself unto them, because He knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for He knew what was in man.

  Colossians 2:3 In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.


4. omnipotence

  John 17:2 As Thou hast given Him power over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as Thou hast given Him.

  Philippians 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto His glorious body, according to the working whereby He is able even to subdue all things unto Himself.

  Matthew 28:18 All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.