Reprinted by permission from the Outlook.
|Statement||by Anson Phelps Stokes, jr.|
|LC Classifications||BT295 .S8|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||15|
|LC Control Number||22020257|
Vol. 4 No. 11 - Beloved Jesus the Christ - Ma density which, cloudlike and cunning, seeks to conceal from their gaze, in a thousand allures and subterfuges, the latent divinity of the seed of Christ. If all qualities of God were capitalized, of course, it becomes clear that everything in the book could be capitalized!. The reader in search of a brief, understandable, scholarly, evangelical synopsis of competing opinions about the person of Christ should see Carl F. H. Henry's The Identity of Jesus of Nazareth (Nashville: Broadman Press, ), especially chapter one: "Disparate Views of Jesus," pp. ; For excellent Reformed surveys of "the quest," see Robert B. Strimple, The Modern Search for the Real. 1. The term Divinity of Christ can be used to communicate a. That Jesus is God – OR – b. That Jesus is like God (but maybe He isn’t really God) iii. Humanity of Christ 1. Jesus came as a physical Man iv. Hypostatic Union (a theological word, not a Biblical word) 1. The dual nature of Christ being both % God and % man. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews ). This speaks of Christ’s eternality and immutability, and therefore his deity. 1 John He Is Eternal. The life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us (1 John ).
An Activity for Preteens: Jesus Christ as Both God and Man (Divine and Human) For the Teacher: To help preteens understand that Jesus Christ, the divine Son of God, was also truly human, here’s an activity which traces both His humanity and His divinity through several passages from the Gospel of . Nestorianism acknowledged that Christ had both human and Divine natures, but claimed that these natures weren’t united in a single Person. Instead, Christ was a Being consisting of a human person and a Divine Person. In other words, this view taught that Jesus, the Man, wasn’t the Second Person of the Trinity. The Communicatio Idiomatum. A doctrine that is related to the Hypostatic Union is the communicatio idiomatum (Latin for "communication of properties"). This is the teaching that the attributes of both the divine and human natures are ascribed to the one person of Jesus. This means that the man Jesus could lay claim to the glory He had with the Father before the world was made (John Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed alway; behold, all things are become new." 2 Corinthians , A. Since Christ is Divine, we are divine because we are a new creature in Christ in reference to our own regeneration of life.
Now we can understand what the Scripture means by stating, ‘God was in Christ’. It was Divinity inside and distinct from His Humanity. 1Ti For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Here His humanity is profoundly separated from His Divinity. 3 - Christ’s Sonship Reveals His Divinity 11 4 - God’s Son in Place of Ours 12 SECTION TWO — CHRIST IS FULLY GOD 12 1 - Christ is the Image of God 12 2 - Christ is the Logos 12 3 - Only Christ Fully Knows God, the Father 12 4 - Christ is Repeatedly Called God 13 5 - The Divine Names Are Applied to Christ Equally amazing to the doctrine of the Trinity is the doctrine of the Incarnation — that Jesus Christ is God and man, yet one person, forever. As J.I. Packer has said, “Here are two mysteries for the price of one — the plurality of persons within the unity of God, and the union of Godhead and manhood in the person of Jesus. JESUS Christ was NOT the Son of God, was not divine and was probably not even crucified, according to letters allegedly written by his own family.