John Roxburgh on Christ’s person and sufferings

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In order that we may arrive at even the most faint and remote conception of the indescribable sorrow and heaviness of the Saviour, it is necessary for us to have our mind impressed with the doctrine of Scripture regarding the constitution of his person. We are too apt ignorantly to conclude, that to him in whom dwelt all the fulness of the godhead bodily, nothing could be a difficulty, nothing could cost a struggle — that his omnipotence must have borne him onward above the power of pain, and grief, and distress — and that, if his apparent sufferings were not altogether unreal, they must to him at least have been trifling and contemptible.

Now, it is to be remembered that, while he was truly God, co-eternal and co-essential with the father, he was at the same time complete and perfect man, possessed of a true body and a reasonable soul — a soul of the most exquisite sensibility, and susceptible of the most painful impressions from every form of evil. The union of the two natures in his one person was without confusion of their properties. ...

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