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Christ and Humanity

The God-Man versus the Man-God

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By assuming our humanity, Christ dignified our humanity and proved that there is nothing wrong with matter or human nature in itself, as God created it, but that evil and sinfulness are to be ascribed to the perverse will and desire of the creature.

But this is my doctrine; ...By ladders of rope I learned to climb many a window and with nimble legs I climbed high masts...Not good, neither evil, but my taste, as to which I have neither shame nor concealment. Here lies my way—where lies yours? I answered them which inquired of me "the way." For the way—existeth not! Thus spake Zarathustra.
— Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake Zarathustra!

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1 [ Back ] The Incarnation of Our Lord (1554), trans. by L. Verduin and ed. by J. C. Wenger, Complete Works of Menno Simons, p. 829.
2 [ Back ] Calvin, Institutes, 2.13.1-3.
3 [ Back ] The Gay Science, trans. by Walter Kaufmann (NY.: Random House, 1974).

Michael Horton is the J. Gresham Machen professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California (Escondido, California), host of the White Horse Inn, national radio broadcast, and editor-in-chief of Modern Reformation magazine. He is author of many books, including The Gospel-Driven Life, Christless Christianity, People and Place, Putting Amazing Back Into Grace, The Christian Faith, and For Calvinism.

Issue: "The Word Became Flesh" Nov./Dec. 1994 Vol. 3 No. 6 Page number(s): 3-6

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