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9. Knowledge in Christ

1. As God, Christ has all knowledge. As man, he has allthe human perfections, including a human mind with its human orcreated knowledge.

2. Christ as man has the knowledge that the blessed soulsenjoy in heaven, that is, the knowledge of God directly seen inbeatific vision.

3. The beatific knowledge of Christ as beheld in thevision is joined in Christ as man with all possible creaturalknowledge. For the human nature of Christ, because it is joinedhypostatically with the divine Nature, has to be perfect in allrespects. Therefore, as Scripture testifies (Col. 2:3), in Christare "all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge."

4. In Christ as man there is beatific knowledge,and the fullness of infused knowledge. There is alsoacquired knowledge in Christ as man, for he is perfect inhis human nature, and the human faculties of that nature functionedin him perfectly. Hence, even though he has perfect knowledge tobegin with, he also, during his earthly fife, learned things in ahuman way.

"Try to turn your heart from the love of things visible and bring yourself to things invisible. For they who follow their own evil passions stain their consciences and lose the grace of God. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"Shun too great a desire for knowledge, for in it there is much fretting and delusion. Intellectuals like to appear learned and to be called wise. Yet there are many things the knowledge of which does little or no good to the soul, and he who concerns himself about other things than those which lead to salvation is very unwise. "
Thomas á Kempis

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"The Lord has always revealed to mortals the treasures of his wisdom and his spirit, but now that the face of evil bares itself more and more, so does the Lord bare his treasures more."
St John of the Cross, OCD - Doctor of the Church

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