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24. The Predestination of Christ

1. What is predestinated is something set from eternity tobe done in time. Now, that God should become man was divinelyordained from eternity to take place in time. Hence, we say thatChrist was predestined or predestinated.

2. And therefore our human nature was predestinated to bejoined hypostatically to the divine Nature.

3. The predestinated sonship of Christ as man is theexemplar of our predestinated sonship by adoption.

4. And, indeed, the predestinated sonship of Christ as manis the cause of our predestinated sonship by adoption. Forscripture says (Eph. 1:5) that God "hath predestinated us intothe adoption of children through Jesus Christ."

"When the devil has failed in making a man fall, he puts forward all his energies to create distrust between the penitent and the confessor, and so by little and little he gains his end at last."
St Philip Neri

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"The more you know and the better you understand, the more severely will you be judged, unless your life is also the more holy. Do not be proud, therefore, because of your learning or skill. Rather, fear because of the talent given you."
Thomas á Kempis

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"Lord, take from me everything that hinders me from going to You. give me all that will lead me to You. Take me from myself and give me to Yourself."
St Nicholas Flue

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