V. The Great Controversy Suite, No. 8 - The One and Only Son
by Pablo A. Aguilar
The one and only son of God, Jesus, took the nature of humanity, in order to reveal to man a pure, unselfish love, to teach them how to love one another. He clothed His divinity with humanity. He was all the while as God, but He did not appear as God. He veiled the demonstrations of Deity, which had commanded the homage, and called forth the admiration, of the universe of God. For our sakes He became poor, that we through His poverty might be made rich. He laid aside His glory and His majesty.
As He passed to and fro upon His mission of mercy to relieve the sick, to lift up the depressed, scarce a solitary voice called Him blessed, and the very greatest of the nation passed Him by with disdain. He could, in His divine person, ever have withstood the advances of death, and refused to come under its dominion; but He voluntarily laid down His life, that in so doing He might give life and bring immortality to light. He bore the sins of the world, and endured the penalty, which rolled like a mountain upon His divine soul. He yielded up His life a sacrifice, that man should not eternally die.
Dedicated to my son Brandon Levy: because you are my only begotten Son.
SDA Bible Commentary Vol. 5, Pg. 1126
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