John Davenant on Christ’s exaltation and the error of a ubiquitous human nature

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Where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.] This is that other inducement or spur to seek and affect lofty or celestial things: Christ sitteth at the right hand of God; therefore it behoves us to seek and to affect the things that are above. First we shall explain the meaning of these words; and then shew the force of the argument, or the consequence of the reason.

In the first place, then, it must be borne in mind, that this is spoken of Christ properly and especially as to his human nature, in which he rose, and ascended, and sits at the right hand of the Father, as it is stated in the Apostles’ Creed: and although as to the Divine nature, we must believe that he sat at the right hand of the Father from all eternity, i.e. as Damascenus [John of Damascus], Lib. 4. cap. 2, has expounded it, that he had an equality of Divine Majesty with God the Father: By the right hand of the Father we mean the glory and honour of the Godhead; in which the Son of God existed, before the world began, as God, and of one substance with the Father, but became incarnate in these last days, and sitteth there bodily, his flesh being also glorified. Therefore, passing by this Exposition of Damascenus, which respects the Divine nature of Christ and his eternal Majesty, let us inquire what is intimated under the words to sit at the right hand of God, when they are applied to the human nature of Christ and its exaltation effected in time. ...

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