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The peculiar name and character of our Lord Jesus Christ, including most evidently both natures, God and man, and thereby forming one Christ. Had he not been God, how should he have been able to save, for who less than God can save? And had he not been man, there would not have been a suitability in the Lord Jesus Christ for such an office, justice so requiring that the same nature which sinned, and broke the divine law, should atone and make ample restoration. So that in the character of the Saviour we behold Christ, and Christ alone, the suited Saviour for his people. Hence we find him assuming to himself this distinction of character—"I, even I, am the Lord, and beside me there is no Saviour." (Isaiah 43:11. So again, Isaiah 44:21-22) "There is no God else beside me, a just God, and a Saviour; there is none beside me, Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God, and there is none else."

In this view of the Lord Jesus Christ as a Saviour, it is blessed to behold not only the ability, in perfection of character and completeness of work, in the person of the Lord Jesus, but also the authority by which he came and accomplished the glorious office of a Saviour. God the Father declared that he sent him as a Saviour and a great one, and he should deliver his people, and his name should be called Jesus: (see Isaiah 19:20; Matthew 1:21) Hence the believer in Christ finds a just warrant for faith to rest upon, not only in the completeness of what Christ hath wrought, but also in the appointment and approbation of God the Father: so that here the preciousness of the Saviour, and the preciousness of the salvation, come home endeared to the heart.


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Saviour'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/s/saviour.html. London. 1828.

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