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of his opponent '<* that the ^^ fitili ^^ iXb ^ h ^ Silte ^ ompound being as -the * Go& ^ M Je ^ ^ hpti ** ilr || i 6 ^ € T ^ of your correspondents on the ^ mi ^^ fop 4 % OA has shewn the sLbsurdity to wfiifehthe scri ^ fttire ^ ilf B ^ f c ^ l ^ remic ^ d if we apply the notion of Christ being vtvf Qotf ^ lo various passages of the New Testament . Yet fti . deflMce of such absurdity the God-man in all orthbdoi ^ ereeds and catechisms , continues to usurp the honours ^ so justl y due ^ and which" I trust Unitarian Christians are behind none in aflfectionately paying
to Jesiis ofNaxarethy a man approved of God , by wonde r and signs which God did by him . . ¦ - > The Church of England in her second article declares that two whole and perfect natures ^ that is to sayythe godhead and manhood ? were joined together in one person , never to be divided , whereof is one Christ , very God and very man . " It
has been a favourite employment of orthodox divines , to enlarge upon this notion , which has been considered of aucheasy digestion ^ to be even ** milk for babes / ' The ** assembiv ^ s shorter catechism , * , w ^ ts deSrgnecJ for the instruction bff chil - dren , qnd I remember to have been taught it by very pious and affectionate parents , as soon as I could learn any thing / This ^ form of so \ ind words / * as orthodox' dissenters often call it ,
declares that " Jesus Christ being the eternal Son of God , be - came man , and so was , and continues to be , Grod and man , in two distinct natures , and one person for ever /* But I have now before rne a manuscript , upon this subject , saved from the defstruction of many things i ? iore valuable , the curtails ' contents of whichj you may be willing to preserve as a theological rarity * It is a translation from Latin , as a sphdol-exercise , in my owa
hand-writing , when I was not more than eleven years of age * I will copy it verbatim , and for yo ' ur satisfaction it shall be accoinpanied with the original * i ( The astonishing extremes , or unparalleled opposites in tlie per * son of our Lord Jesus Christ , by J . It , [ John Rylat ^ d . ]
Nortjiampton . !• The eternal Jehovah once an infant of an hour old . II . The immense God , once a child of a span lor * g . Ill / The omnipresent God , filling all worlds ' , yet lying in ft mar * - ger .
IV * The creator of all things opce & creatqre . V . The Lord of all worlds once a servant to poor man , aud wasfy * Cd his feet . VI , Tlae true God i ^ reputed a deceiver of the people an 4 a liaiT V | L f ' he migltfy God , o « ce we ^ k « 3 a \ v rm , and us- UQ vmm * Enable to liear i ^ is cross .
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Monthly Repository (1806-1838) and Unitarian Chronicle (1832-1833), Oct. 2, 1807, page 533, in the Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (2008; 2018) ncse.ac.uk/periodicals/mruc/issues/vm2-ncseproduct2385/page/25/