Christ’s fulness

“This is the Beloved of our souls, “holy, harmless, undefiled;” “full of grace and truth;” — full, to a sufficiency of grace (for us), — full to be an example to men and angels as
to obedience, full of uninterrupted communion with God, — full and a ready supply to others, — full, to suit all the occasions and necessities of the souls of men, — full, to a glory not unbecoming the person of the Son of God, — full, to a perfect victory, in trials, over all temptations, — full, to keep the whole holy law of God, full to the utmost capacity of a limited, created, finite nature, — full, to the greatest beauty and glory of a living temple of God, — full, to the full pleasure and delight of the soul of his Father, — full as an everlasting monument of the glory of God, in giving such inconceivable excellencies to the Son of man.”

“For in him dwelleth all the fullness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:9

John Owen (adapted)

What blasphemy then and heresy to detract from his unique fullness and suitability by interposing or substituting another as redeemer like Mary or another as head of his church like the pope. To love the Lord Jesus Christ is to detest these delusions just as those who hold them actually detest Christ by their pride, ignorance and un-biblical assertions.

 

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