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Continuation of Ralph Venning’s 1650 book:

III. Concerning God the Son

13. He believes that the Father is not the Son; and yet he believes that whatsoever the Father is, the Son is the same.
14. He believes that God has no form; and yet he believes that God Christ was in the form of God.
15. He believes that in Christ there be two natures; and yet he believes that Christ is uncompounded.
16. He believes that Christ is not God and a man, and yet he is God-man.
17. He believes that the Son of God and the Son of the Virgin is but one Son.
18. He believes that Christ was of man, and yet not by man; that he was the fruit of the fruit of the womb and yet not the seed of the loins.
19. He believes that Christ remained was he was, and without change became what he was not.
20. He believes that the Father of Eternity was born in time.
21. He believes that he who made man was made man.
22. He believes that he who was born of the Virgin did make his mother.
23. He believes that Christ was before Abraham was; and yet he believes that Abraham was born before him.
24. He believes that Christ is the first born among many brethren, and he he believes that all the brethren are first born.
25. He believes that Christ was for a little time with men on earth; and yet he believes that he was never wanting from God in Heaven.
26. He believes that Christ never offended his Father; and yet he believes that Christ lay under his Father’s wrath.
27. He believes that God the Father was always well pleased with his Son; and yet he believes that the Father once forsook him in displeasure.
28. He believes that no man took Christ’s life from him; and yet he believes that he as put to death.
29. He believes that Christ was dead; and yet he believes that Christ arose by his own power.
30. He believes that Christ went away from his disciples; and yet he believes that Christ is with them to the end of the world.
31. He believes that Christ made satisfaction once for all; and yet he believes that Christ does make intercession every day.
32. He believes that Christ in the body, yet not included in it; that is out of the body, yet not excluded from it.
33. He believes that wherever Christ is, there is God-man; and yet he believes not that, Christ’s humanity is everywhere.
34. He believes that Christ has and shall have a kingdom in this world; and yet he believes that Christ’s kingdom is not of this world.