Jehovah Himself, in His Divine Human, is the only Savior

Jehovah Himself, in His Divine Human, is the only Savior

Thus saith Jehovah thy Creator, O Jacob, and thy Former, O Israel; … for I have redeemed thee…. I am Jehovah, thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour” (Isaiah xliii. 1, 3). “Surely God is in Thee, and there is no God else. Verily Thou art a God that hidest Thyself, O God of Israel, the Saviour” (xlv. 14, 15).… “Thus saith Jehovah, the King of Israel, and His Redeemer, Jehovah of Hosts, … Beside Me there is no God” (xliv. 6). “I am Jehovah, and beside Me there is no Saviour” (xliii. 11). “Am not I Jehovah, and there is no other besides Me; … and a Saviour, there is none beside Me” (xlv. 21). “I am Jehovah thy God, … thou shalt know no God but Me, for there is no Saviour beside Me” (Hosea xiii. 4). “Look unto Me, that ye may be saved, all ye ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is none else” (Isaiah xlv. 22). “Jehovah of Hosts is His name, and thy Re­deemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of the whole earth shall He be called” (liv. 5). From these passages it may be seen that the Divine of the Lord,—which is called the Father, and here Jehovah, and God,—and the Divine Human,—which is called the Son, and here the Redeemer, and Saviour, also the Former, that is the Reformer and Regenerator,—are not two, but one. For not only is it said Jehovah God and the Holy One of Israel is the Re­deemer and Saviour, but it is also said that Jehovah is the Re­deemer and Saviour; yea, it is even said, “I Jehovah am thy Saviour, and there is none beside Me.” From which it is very clear that the Divine and Human in the Lord are one person, and that even the Human is Divine; for the Redeemer and Saviour of the world is no other than the Lord as to the Divine Human, which is called the Son. Redemption and salvation, in fact, are the peculiar attribute of His Human which is called merit, and righteousness; for His Human suffered temptations and the passion of the cross, and therefore by the Human He redeemed and saved. (L. n. 34)

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