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He [Christ], in His human as well as His Divine nature, has been, is now, and will ever be, the centre not only of the natural but of the redeemed creation….Our Lord, in short, was exalted, not to be separated forever from a world which crucified Him, from a world with the weakness and sorrow and sins of which He was once in contact, but that He may apply to it His ample and free forgiveness, together with the inexhaustible resources of His power.

The Ascension and Heavenly Priesthood of Our Lord, William Milligan, D.D., 1892. Pages 43-44.