Of the Grace of Christ as an Individual Man
We must now consider such things as were co-assumed by the Son of God in human nature; and first what belongs to perfection; secondly, what belongs to defect.Concerning the first, there are three points of consideration:
- The grace of Christ;
- His knowledge;
- His power.
With regard to His grace we must consider two things:
- His grace as He is an individual man;
- His grace as He is the Head of the Church. Of the grace of union we have already spoken
.Under the first head there are thirteen points of inquiry:
- Whether in the soul of Christ there was any habitual grace?
- Whether in Christ there were virtues?
- Whether He had faith?
- Whether He had hope?
- Whether in Christ there were the gifts?
- Whether in Christ there was the gift of fear?
- Whether in Christ there were any gratuitous graces?
- Whether in Christ there was prophecy?
- Whether there was the fulness of grace in Him?
- Whether such fulness was proper to Christ?
- Whether the grace of Christ was infinite?
- Whether it could have been increased?
- How this grace stood towards the union?