31. ii. That the Lord from eternity, or Jehovah, assumed the Human to save men, has been confirmed from the Word in preceding chapters; and that man could not have been saved in any other way, will be shown elsewhere. That He assumed a Human, is evident from the passages in the Word where it is said that He went forth from the Father, descended from heaven, and was sent into the world. As from these:
I went out from the Father, and am come into the world (John 16:28).
I went out and am come from God; neither came I of Myself, but He sent Me (John 8:42).
The Father loveth you, because ye have believed that I came out from God (John 16:27).
No one hath ascended into heaven, but He that came down from heaven (John 3:13).
The bread of God is He that cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world (John 6:33, 35, 41, 50, 51).
He that cometh from above is above all; He that cometh from heaven is above all (John 3:31).
I know the Father because I am from Him, and He hath sent Me (John 7:29).
(That to be "sent by the Father into the world" means to assume a Human, may be seen above, at n. 20.)