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§ 96. The Communication of the Divine Life the highest Miracle.—John, xiv., 12.

Finally, the words of Christ himself assure us that the communication of the life of God to men was the greatest of all miracles, the essence and the aim of all; and, further, that it was to be the standing miracle of all after ages. “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do, because I go to my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.” The power of diffusing the Divine life, which had been confined to him alone, was, by means of his glorification, to be extended to others, and to assume in them a peculiar self-subsisting form—the miracle which was to be wrought among all men, and in all time, by the preaching of the Gospel. [“He shall send you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever, even the Spirit of Truth.”]

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