Pieper, Francis. Christian Dogmatics: Volume 2. St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1968.
“III The Doctrine of Christ’s Office (De Opere Sive Officio Christi)” Loc. 7558.
Not only is the person of Christ wonderful, so is the work he performed, the salvation of mankind (Pieper 1968, Loc. 7558). This work is often referred to as the “office” of Christ. This work began at his conception as he became “the Christ for us” (Ibid., Loc. 7567). Taking on our frail life is the whole point of Christ’s incarnation. Pieper observes that a view of Jesus perfecting the creation by his incarnation is not correct (Ibid.,Loc. 7579) because God had already declared all creation “very good.”
Pieper will go on to discuss the various separate offices of Christ as prophet, priest, and king at length. We will make notes in relatively small chunks.