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May 8, 2011 - Easter 3, series A

The following reading from the CONCORDIA edition of the Book of Concord is for the LSB series A, First Reading, Acts 2:4a,36-41 for the Easter 3, series A, May 8, 2011.

It is from Formula of Concord, Solid Declaration, , pages 589-590.

Peter declares to the "house of Israel" that the Jesus whom they regarded as mere man and crucified, God made both Lord and Christ also according to his human nature.

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Pastor Doug May
Socorro, New Mexico

A READING FROM THE BOOK OF CONCORDEASTER 3, SERIES A
FORMULA OF CONCORD, SOLID DECLARATIONARTICLE VIII: THE PERSON OF CHRIST

The Holy Scriptures forcefully testify: The human nature has been personally united with the divine nature in Christ. It was glorified and exalted to the right hand of God's majesty and power. After the form of a servant had been laid aside, the human nature did receive—apart from, and over and above its natural, essential, permanent properties—special, high, great, heavenly privileges in majesty, glory and power. It has them not only in this world, but also in that which is to come. So we conclude about the work of Christ's office: the human nature in Christ is equally used. It has its power and efficacy. This is true not only from, and according to, its natural attributes, but chiefly from, and according to, the majesty and power that it has received through the personal union, glorification, and exaltation…

According to His received human nature through the personal union, Christ has glorification, or exaltation. What His received human nature is capable of beyond the natural properties, without becoming annihilated, no one can know better than the Lord Christ Himself. He has revealed this in His Word, as much as is needful for us to know. We must simply believe everything for which we have clear, certain testimonies in the Scriptures in this matter. We should in no way argue against it, as though the human nature in Christ could not be capable of the same. (paragraphs 51, 53)



Condensed from CONCORDIA: THE LUTHERAN CONFESSIONS, copyright 2005,2006 by Concordia Publishing House. Used by permission. All rights reserved. To purchase a copy of CONCORDIA, call 800-325-3040.

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