Sunday, August 19, 2012
B.B. Warfield on "The emotional life of our Lord"
One of the great Princeton theologians, B.B. Warfield, wrote on the emotional life of Jesus. Commenting on Jesus' emotional agony in the Garden of Eden where we are told he was "greatly troubled", the former president of the once great Princeton Seminary wrote-
“The primary idea of ‘troubled’ is loathing aversion, perhaps not unmixed with despondency. While Jesus’ self-description as overwhelmed with sorrow expresses a sorrow, or perhaps we would be better to say a mental pain, a distress which hems Him in on every side, from which there is therefore no escape.”