The paper will read like inside baseball to a lot of y’all, and I apologize. We felt that we needed to get down and dirty with a few points for the sake of those most intrigued by modern (and postmodern) “Christology.” The thesis is actually pretty basic though- The traditional history is actually pretty close to correct when it comes to Christological theology. The Reformed knew about this stuff and weren’t just poking their hands in the sand.
And most importantly, Christology should be about messiah and salvation. Whenever other interests take up the majority of your interest, you’re misusing the categories.
And the blood of the Lord is twofold. For there is the blood of His flesh, by which we are redeemed from corruption; and the spiritual, that by which we are anointed. And to drink the blood of Jesus, is to become partaker of the Lord’s immortality; the Spirit being the energetic principle of the Word, as blood is of flesh…
And the mixture of both—of the water and of the Word—is called Eucharist, renowned and glorious grace; and they who by faith partake of it are sanctified both in body and soul. For the divine mixture, man, the Father’s will has mystically compounded by the Spirit and the Word. For, in truth, the spirit is joined to the soul, which is inspired by it; and the flesh, by reason of which the Word became flesh, to the Word.