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20. The Subjection of Christ to God the Father

1. Christ is God the Son, equal with the Father and onewith him in essence and nature. But Christ is also man, and as manis subject to the Father. He says (John 14:31): "As the Fatherhath given me commandment, so do I." And we also read (Phil.2:8), that Christ humbled himself in obedience to the Father,"becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of thecross."

2. Christ in his human nature is subject to himself in hisdivine Nature.

"God gives us some things, as the beginning of faith, even when we do not pray. Other things, such as perseverance, he has only provided for those who pray."
St Augustine

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"Obedience is the true holocaust which we sacrifice to God on the altar of our hearts."
St Philip Neri

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"God has no need of men."
St Philip Neri

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