True Christian Religion (Chadwick) n. 128

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128. On the subject of glorification, meaning the uniting of the Lord's Divine Human with the Father's Divine, a union which was fully accomplished by the passion on the cross, the Lord Himself speaks in the Gospels:

After Judas had gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of Man glorified, and God is glorified in Him. If God is glorified in Him, God will also glorify Him in Himself, and will glorify Him at once. John 13:31, 32.

Here the glorification is described both of God the Father and of the Son, for it says, 'God is glorified in Him, and will glorify Him in Himself.' It is plain that this means union.

Father, the time has come, glorify your Son, so that your Son too may glorify you. John 17:1, 5.

It is put thus because the union was reciprocal and, as is said, the Father was in Him and He in the Father.

Now my soul is vexed; and He said, Father, glorify your name. And a voice came out of heaven, I have glorified it, and I will do so again. John 12:27, 28.

This is said because the uniting took place by stages.

Did not Christ have to suffer this and enter upon His glory? Luke 24:26.

Glory in the Word referring to the Lord means the Divine truth united to Divine good. These passages show clearly that the Lord's Human is Divine.

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