Of God and His Creatures

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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