Man in his final state is to be as blissful and glorious as an angel. There is equality between angels and saints in heaven, isaggeloi gar eisi (Luke xx, 36). -- The 'need' of the Incarnation, spoken of throughout this chapter, is a necessity of consequence only. The Incarnation was a boon to man; and 'needful' as the central part of a divine dispensation, which however in itself was not an absolute necessity (Cf. B. II, Chap. XXVIII).
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