Thomas Goodwin on Christ’s need for the church

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This quotation is a highly interesting one:

You will say, Hath Christ need of us? Yea; for He is the Head of the Body; and if He will be a King, He must have his Subjects; for this is the Glory of a King, and serveth much to his Supply. though’ Christ would be happy without us; yet if He will be the Head of the Church, as every Member receiveth something from him, so it adds something to him, to the Beauty of the Body: Eph. i. 23. The Church is the Fullness of him that filleth All in All. Christ were empty were it not for the Church, as the Head without the Body. When you have a Church, then you have a fill Saviour and Advocate; the Church fills up his Mystical Body, his Divine and Human Nature need it not, but the Mystical Body needs it: ...

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