Deity Manifest In The Flesh
This article is from the pen of the late Bro. C.C. Walker which appeared in "The Christadelphian" at the time Bro. Thomas' chart was republished.
The object aimed at in the whole work of God in the earth is that no flesh should glory in His sight (1 Cor. 1:29-31; Rom. 3:19-26). This revealed principle of divine action necessitates this doctrine of God-manifestation in Christ, which is unpalatable to carnal minds; for unless God were the worker by and through and in Christ, the glory would be to a mere man, and, therefore, to the flesh. But God has expressly excluded the flesh from all glorying in the case. God in Christ; and Christ in us is the process by which the outworking of this glorious and elevating subject is revealed. In will (Luke 22:42), in word (John 7:16), and in character (John 14:9) the Lord was the manifestation of the Father, and that Divine apocalypse has now been clothed upon and preserved in a nature that is equally divine (2 Pet. 1:4). Let us permit the Word to so mould us (John 17:17) that there is built into our lives the Divine characteristics that were revealed in that of the Lord Jesus, and we, too, will attain unto the fulness of the glory of Yahweh (Rom. 5:2; Col. 2:9-10). To that end, we must allow God to work in us, "both to will and to do of His good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13). That is the doctrine of God-manifestation.