Wilhelmus à Brakel (1635–1711) on the manifold wisdom of the Incarnation


“No one could be Surety and bring man to God but He who was God and man in one Person. The Son of God first had to be personally united to the human nature before sinful man could be restored into friendship and union with God. Behold, how great a work it is to save a sinner! What manifold wisdom was required to conceive such a remedy! All the holy angels together could not have conceived such a remedy as God has conceived and revealed. They are desirous to look into this, but they shall never be able to comprehend it. What a blessing it is that none but He was able to do this, that He has sent His own Son for this purpose and caused Him to unite personally with the human nature! What omnipotence is required to execute such a design!”

– Wilhelmus à Brakel (1635–1711), The Christian’s Reasonable Service (De Redelijke Godsdienst), Vol. 1, pg. 511.


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