Zanchi on the Mystical Union

Wee believe therefore (that letting passe those things, which pertaine not to this matter in hand, wee may come nearer) that the Sonne of God by the everlasting will of the Father and therefore of himself also and of the Holy ghost, like as he tooke upon himself into unity of his person our flesh, that is mans nature, conceived by virtue of the Holy ghost in the wombe of the virgine, that he might in himself purge us of our sinnes, and in that flesh he most perfectlie fulfilled the lawe of God for us, being made obedient unto his Father even unto death, and at the length the same flesh being offred up in sacrifice for our sinnes, he obtained in himself eternall salvation for us. So also, that he might make us partakers of this salvation by sacrifice of his flesh assumed for us, he was willing and accustomed to take unto him and to knit and ioyne all his elect unto him in another kinde of union, namelie in such a coupling as in it wee may bee united with him, though not into one person, yet into one misticall bodie, whereof he is the head and everie one of us members, and may be made partakers of his divine nature.

 

~ De religione Christiana fides 236-237

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