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CHRIST OUR HEAD.

l'Eta 155.CiU
By REV. A. B. MUZZEY.

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American Unitarian Association.

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MARCA, 1815.

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CHRIST OUR HEAD.

When the Apostle Paul affirms that “the head of every man is Christ,” his language implies an union between Christ and his followers, much more intimate and vital than has commonly been imagined. Among the members of the human body, the first rank must be assigned to the head. In that the chief functions of our animal nature originate. It is the seat of the senses; there are fixed those noble organs, the eye and the ear; thence all our sensations emanate, and to that they are confined with a single exception, and that but a partial one, since the other portions of the body only share with the head the exquisite capacity of feeling. It is the instrument of our intellectual faculties; there also is the human face, that distinctive endowment of man, which shows, as an epistle, read of all intelligences, our divine Orig. inal.

To say, then, that Jesus Christ is the head of every man, is to give him the supremacy over all our race, and that in a very peculiar sense. This position is distinctly assigned him by the New Testament.

Whether we take the opinions of his Apostles, as expressed in their abstract views of him, or go back to the

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