on 12 September 2015
Hitchcock's opinion that Christ discovered Himself to be the Son of God during His baptism by John is wrong.The Epistles and the Gospels reveal that although the apostles and disciples failed to recognise Jesus as the Second Person of the Trinity until after the resurrection, Christ Himself was fully aware throughout the whole of his earthly life that He was both man and God.
The history of the Catholic Church cannot be separated from its Divine origins and spiritual revelation,and despite its outbursts of legalism, savagery and worldly compromises, its embrace of the Gospel of John states clearly the Divine origins of Christ. .
No historical account of the Church which ignores the evidence for the conscious Divinity of Christ from the Incarnation is worth reading. Or writing.