Doctrine of Christ: The Person of Christ part one

Doctrine of Christ: The Person of Christ

 

 Who is Christ? ‘What has Christ done?’

Christ’s has two natures he is very God very man they both play  key a role in the  salvation plan. We will deal with the humanity of Christ or the person of Christ. 

As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people Jesus was physically born Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. 

To understand Jesus you need to understand Jewish culture He was The Son of David that He  fulfillment of the Davidic covenant meaning Jesus would be royalty, heir to the throne in  You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will call His name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end. J C Ryle wrote To have an occupant of David’s throne requires a human being. Therefore, Messiah had to be a human being. But, to occupy that throne requires that the occupant never dies. And only God qualifies. So the One who ultimately fulfills the Davidic promise has to be a God-man.  

 Jesus is a Jew Son Abraham In Genesis 17; 4-7, 15-17   “As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. 5 Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. 7 I will keep My covenant  19 But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring. Matthew was writing to Jews, it was important to identify Jesus in this way. Jesus fulfills the Abrahamic covenant (see Ge 12:2–3; 15:9–21; 17; Zec 9:10 Jesus became Man as a Jew, from the lineage of Abraham, the father of all Jew

Matthew’s opening words (“Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham”) had special importance to a Jewish audience, which traced its ancestry through the covenants God made with Israel. The heading, with Jesus’ names and his ancestry, is packed with meaning.

 Joseph and Mary family tree is in Luke 3; 31 son of Nathan, son of David, In Matthew 1; 6 it states Then David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, Where the is Royal Line established.

 In Matthew 1; 1-17 v 3 Judah fathered Perez and Zerah by Tamar, V 5 Salmon fathered Boaz by Rahab Boaz fathered Obed by Ruth, v 6 Then David fathered Solomon by Uriah’s wife, Believer Bile Commentary Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba (she who had been the wife of Uriah). Since women are seldom mentioned in eastern genealogical tables, the inclusion of these women is all the more astonishing in that two of them were harlots (Tamar and Rahab), one had committed adultery (Bathsheba), and two were Gentiles (Rahab and Ruth). Their inclusion in Matthew’s introduction is perhaps a subtle suggestion that the coming of Christ would bring salvation to sinners, grace to Gentiles, and that in Him, barriers of race and sex would be torn down.  Jesus family tree had many warts in them the very wore reason  he put human clothes to purchase mankind sins also there was Gentiles in Jesus family tree.

As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people

 Jesus is the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies where God established a convent between Abraham and David In Genesis 17; 4-7, 15-17   “As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. 5 Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. 7 I will keep My covenant  19, But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring.

In  2 Samuel 7; 11-14 ‘The Lord declares to you: The Lord Himself will make a house for you. 12 When your time comes and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He will build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. 

  Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” What was at stake God covenant and Jesus fulfilling His promise fulfilled the Law and the Prophets. Jesus not a helicopter  who pop into earth stating I am Son Of God there was blueprint that was  laid in the Old Testament  Jesus is a Jew Son Abraham In Genesis 17; 4-7, 15-17   “As for Me, My covenant is with you: you will become the father of many nations. 5 Your name will no longer be Abram, but your name will be Abraham, for I will make you the father of many nations. 6 I will make you extremely fruitful and will make nations and kings come from you. 7 I will keep My covenant  19, But God said, “No. Your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will name him Isaac. I will confirm My covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his future offspring. Matthew was writing to Jews; it was important to identify Jesus in this way. Jesus fulfills the Abrahamic covenant (see Ge 12:2–3; 15:9–21; 17; Zec 9:10 Jesus became Man as a Jew, from the lineage of Abraham, the father of all Jew

Matthew’s opening words (“Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham”) had special importance to a Jewish audience, which traced its ancestry through the covenants God made with Israel. The heading, with Jesus’ names and his ancestry, is packed with meaning.

In John 7; 42 42 Doesn’t the Scripture say that the Messiah comes from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem, where David once lived?” Jewish cultures recognize that Messiah would come from David’s offspring and from the town of Bethlehem. 

Matthew 21:9  Then the crowds that went ahead of Him and those who followed kept shouting: Hosanna to the Son of David!
He who comes in the name of the Lord is the blessed One!

Throughout Jesus Ministry in Matthew 15:22 And behold, ha Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, i “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon. And (Matthew 20:30

Romans 1:1-4  concerning His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord who was a descendant of David according to the flesh 

 2 Timothy 2:8 Keep your attention on Jesus Christ as risen from the dead and descended from David. This is according to my gospel. 

Revelation 22:16 I, Jesus, have sent My angel to attest these things to you for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the Bright Morning Star.”

Throughout Jesus Ministry in several address Jesus as Son of David  Matthew 15:22 And behold, ha Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, i “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon. And (Matthew 20:30  And behold, there were two blind men sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David! Lastly, Jesus stated to the scribes and the Pharisee Mark 12:35 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, “How can the scribes say that the Christ is then son of David?

 Jesus not so much the founder of a new religion, but the fulfillment of an existing religion 

   Matthew 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.” He fulfills the Prophets by both being and carrying out what they foretold.

John MacArthur wrote,” Christ was indicating that He is the fulfillment of the law in all its aspects. He fulfilled the moral law by keeping it perfectly. He fulfilled the ceremonial law by being the embodiment of everything. The law’s types and symbols pointed to And He fulfilled the judicial law by personifying God’s perfect justice  12:18, 20. Meaning smallest letter or one stroke of a letter will pass from the law until all things are accomplished. For Jesus to be the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! He fulfill every aspect of the law   

In Luke 3; 38 Mary family tree it states the son of Seth, the son of Adam, 

The Son of Adam:The Hebrew word for “Adam ” is “man “. The title “Son of Man. Adam was created in God’s image and was perfected until he ate the forbidden fruit in Genesis 2; 16-17, And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden, 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will definitely die. In Genesis 3; 6-7  So she took some of its fruit and ate it; she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate it. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew they were naked. Adam and Eve died spiritually, but because God was merciful they did not die physically until later (5:5. Where a curse called sin put on them and effected mankind “So the Lord God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 

 Romans 5:14 Nevertheless, death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those who did not sin in the likeness of Adam’s transgression. He is a prototype of the Coming One, or the second Adam 

1 Corinthians 15:45   So it is written: The first man Adam became a living being; the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit. Meaning Erdman explains: As the descendants of Adam, we are made like him, living souls inhabiting mortal bodies, and bearing the image of an earthly parent. But, as the followers of Christ, we are yet to be clothed with immortal bodies and to bear the image of our heavenly. Christ needed be like mankind to take our sins 

As scripture declares to all who believe, since there is no distinction. Furthermore, it states Everyone who believes on Him will not be put to shame, for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, Since Adam, and Eve were created in God Image we need to respect our different cultures and the diversities in our cultures due religious hatred are raised in most religious levels, we do well to reflect that even in our diversity humanity is one and was created in God image. When Chris sacrifice Himself on the cross he took mankind sin and His Father wrath He atone purchased both the Jews and the Gentiles sins

NIV Application Commentary wrote ,”Jesus’ roots go back to Adam, the figure through whom all of us are connected to one another. In a day when ethnic diversity and hatred are raised to almost religious levels, we do well to reflect that even in our diversity humanity is one. In his provision for humanity, Jesus represents all of us. It is easy to let our nationality, race, or social status blind us to this fundamental truth. As human beings we not only share a planet, we share a relationship to each other. Transcending that is the fact that Jesus, as Son, offers an opportunity to any of us to share in God’s rich blessing.Jesus came to reconcile us to each other Eph. 2:11 – 22, and he is in a unique position to accomplish that goal. God’s plan of salvation indicates that he did not want to be a tribal god of only one people or of only one region. He came for everyone.” Another  is outlined in Galatians 4:4–5:  But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. 

 Jesus is the Anointed One meaning Messiah/Christ

The Hebrew Jesus is Yeshua Joshua the Greek is ησος meaning

Yahweh saves” or “Yahweh is salvation His human name, as the incarnate, eternal Son of God Mt 1:21,25, see also Lk 1:31

C.S. Lewis in his book Mere Christianity writes the following: “I am trying here to prevent anyone from saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him [Jesus Christ]: ‘I’m ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don’t accept his claim to be God.’ That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on a level with a man who says he is a poached egg—or else he would be the Devil of hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come up with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that option open to us. He did not intend to.”

Messiah greek is Christos English is Christ Hebrew word mashiach  meaning anointed one  or chosen one.

Jesus Christ is regarded by Christians as fulfilling this promise and expectation. John 4:25, 26. Where Jesus revealed to the Samaritan Woman that he  is the Messiah to able to the Messiah He Servant of the Lo in Isaiah 42:1-4  states Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight; I will put my Spirit on him, and he will bring justice to the nations. 2He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. 3 A bruised reed he will not break, and a smouldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice; 4he will not falter or be discouraged till he establishes justice on earth. In his teaching the islands will put their hope.” 

Who is the Servant of the Lord in the Bible ? Got question define A servant is someone who carries out the will of another. The Servant of the Lord fulfills God’s will and is often presented in Scripture as someone chosen by God to hold a leadership position, to represent Him, and to accomplish a certain divine work. In the Bible, the term Servant of the Lord has been applied to individual people, certain groups of people, the nation of Israel, and the Messiah, who is identified as Jesus Christ in the New Testament. Jesus was that servant When God the Son came to earth, He took on the role of a servant. The Creator chose to serve His creatures. Jesus said that He had come “to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Matthew 20:28)  even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Where in the book of Acts found four times (Acts 3:13, 26; 4:27, 30  also in Philippians 2:7–8  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, 3 being born in the likeness of men. 8 And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 

In Isaiah, 53:3 says about the Servant of the Lord, “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.” Jesus was despised by the religious people of His day and rejected as their Messiah.

When God calls you a servant, you be honour. Call a servant should honour for example, the brother of Jesus stated James 1:1 James, a servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ, or Jude  , a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James. Lastly (Revelation 1:1) The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God agave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.

A Servant never fails to accomplish the will of the Lord and the purposes of God

As a human being, Jesus experienced all of the finite limitations that we experience as human people  Luke 2:7, 11 Even more, Jesus went through normal process of embryonic/fetal development. “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus.” (Luke 1:31

“And Mary remained with her about three months and returned to her home.” (Luke 1:56)

“‘Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel’ (which means, God with us).” (Matthew 1:23)

Supernatural conception, but otherwise a normal process of embryonic/fetal development prior to birth

For example John 1:14 “The Word became flesh.”. He was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28) and hungry (Matthew 4:2). He became physically weak (Matthew 4:11; Luke 23:26). He died (Luke 23:46). And he had a real human body after his resurrection (Luke 24:39; John 20:20, 27).

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry. 

Jesus clearly displayed all the human emotions. Here it begins to get a little more difficult for us. . He says in Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” In John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. John 12:27 says, “Now is my soul troubled,” and in John 13:21, he is “troubled in his spirit.” The author to the Hebrews writes that “Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears” (Hebrews 5:7). 

He grew weary and needed sleep Matthew 8:20  Jesus told him, “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay His head.” He was hungry and Matthew 12;1 At that time Jesus passed through the grain fields on the Sabbath. His disciples were hungry and began to pick and eat some heads of grain. Mark 11;12 The next day when they came out from Bethany, He was hungry.In Mark13;32 “Now concerning that day or hour no one knows–neither the angels in heaven nor the Son–except the Father.

Jesus suffered and experienced physical death, Luke 23;46 Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit!’ And having said this he breathed his last.” 

Another reason Jesus had to be fully human is that God established the necessity of the shedding of blood for the remission of sins (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:22). Only a perfect human—Jesus Christ—could perfectly keep the law and perfectly fulfill the law, thereby redeeming us from that guilt.  

Humanity Christ Only as man can Jesus truly represent men to God. He understands our lives because He has lived it also. Because He understands, coming to Him we “obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need,”

 Lastly while on the cross He felt every human emotional physical pain imagine for example Jesus stated My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” All mankind and His Father fell upon Him>

 Believer Bible wrote The question is, “Why?” Why should the holy, sinless Son of God suffer the concentrated horror of eternal hell in those three long hours of darkness? Scripture gives us the answer. First of all, God is holy, righteous, and just, and this means that He must punish sin wherever He finds it. To wink at sin or to overlook it is impossible for God. That brings us to the second point. Although the Lord Jesus had no sins of His own, He took our sins upon Himself. He voluntarily assumed responsibility to pay the penalty of all our iniquities. The debt we owed was charged to His account, and He willingly became surety for it all. But now what can God do? All His righteous attributes demand that sin be punished. Yet here He looks down and sees His only begotten Son becoming the scapegoat for others. The Son of His love has become our Sin-bearer. What will God do when He sees our sins laid on His own beloved Son?

There was never any doubt as to what God would do! He deliberately unleashed all the fury of His righteous wrath on His own beloved Son. The fierce torrent of divine judgment broke upon the innocent Victim. For our sakes, Christ was forsaken by God so that we might never be forsaken.

Jesus Christ, the perfect Lamb of God, sacrificed His human life and shed His human blood to cover the sins of all who would ever believe in Him. If He were not human, this would have been impossible.   Jesus accomplished our redemption on the cross, exchanging our sin for His perfect righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21)

 

 

https://www.gotquestions.org/humanity-of-Jesus.html

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/jesus-is-fully-human 

The Creed of Chalcedon states Bible truly testifies Jesus both human and truly divine self and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross.” We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a reasonable (rational) soul and body; con substantial (co essential) with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, in confusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather of the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God, the Word the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning (have declared) concerning him, and the Lord Jesus Christ himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has handed down to us. 

The question what is creed why is important to the church

 First is not scripture nor breath by Holy Spirit. A creed expresses what the church believes to be the truth of Sacred Scripture. An ecumenical creed expresses certain fundamental truths of Scripture that is held by most Christian churches throughout the world. Three of these ecumenical creeds–the Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed–are cited in Article 9 of the Belgic Confession as statements of truth which “we do willingly receive.” These ancient creeds express basic truths regarding the doctrine of the Holy Trinity over against various errors that surfaced in the early history of The New Testament church.  

Creed of Chalcedony creed states We, then, following the holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man. Appears to be a contradiction for example Jesus was tempted it also states Bible God cannot tempted, Jesus birth place was Bethlehem the Bible state God has no beginning no end God is all knowing yet Jesus prayed  all night before choosing the apostles scriptures that empty himself. Aristotle, Metaphysics wrote, “It is impossible that the same thing can at the same time both belong and not belong to the same object and in the same respect, and all other specificationthe incarnation not like this…Difficult to comprehend but not a real contradiction but paradox 

The term paradox is from the Greek word paradoxon, which means “contrary to expectations, existing belief, or perceived opinion. Or is a logically self-contradictory statement or a statement that runs contrary to one’s expectation. For example I love you and I don’t love you. John Lasagna will be a little late for the party.  He died yesterday. Or on the day accepted the Lord it was worst day life And best day in my life 

The humanity of Christ and God head and the Bible has many mysteries if try understand it you soon you’re doing Greek alphabet asking more question soon youi find yours quaguagmire.  At the of day a mystery will always be mystery,  and we need to remind ourselves Deuteronomy 29; 29 The hidden things belong to the Lord our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our children forever, so that we may follow all the words of this law. And continue peel onions one layer time. Remind ourselves Jesus very God very man the same perfect in Godhead also perfect in manhood 

John Calvin wrote which in itself is attended with considerable difficulty is rendered very perplexed and hence perilous by human curiosity, which cannot be restrained from wandering into forbidden paths and climbing to the clouds determined if it can that none of the secret things of God shall remain unexplored. When we see many, some of them in other respects not bad men, every where rushing into this audacity and wickedness, it is necessary to remind them of the course of duty in this matter. First, then, when they inquire into {fully man fully God} emphasis added  let them remember that they are penetrating into the recesses of the divine wisdom, where he who rushes forward securely and confidently, instead of satisfying his curiosity will enter in inextricable labyrinth. For it is not right that man should with impunity pry into things which the Lord has been pleased to conceal within himself, and scan that sublime eternal wisdom which it is his pleasure that we should not apprehend but adore, that therein also his perfections may appear. Those secrets of his will, which he has seen it meet to manifest, are revealed in his word—revealed in so far as he knew to be conducive to our interest and welfare

 Philippians 2:5-11  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Note  but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form

The Greek word emptied is kenosis By becoming a man, Jesus Jesus did not lay aside his deity.  Charles C. Ryrie sheds light on this event: “Christ didn’t become any less God, but he chose not to use some of his divine attributes

 

 

 

NIV Study Bible Note made himself nothing. Or “emptied himself.” He did this, not by giving up deity, but by laying aside his glory (see Jn 17:5) and submitting to the humiliation of becoming a man (see 2Co 8:9 and note). Jesus is truly God and truly man.

John MacArthur wrote made himself nothing. Or “emptied himself.” He did this, not by giving up deity, but by laying aside his glory (see Jn 17:5) and submitting to the humiliation of becoming a man (see 2Co 8:9 and note). Jesus is truly God and truly man.

Reformed Bible Study He humbled Himself, relinquishing His heavenly status, not His divine being. The nature of His self-emptying is defined in three phrases that follow (“taking . . . being born . . . being foundThe Lord Jesus did not lay aside any of the attributes of God when He came into the world.

  • He was still omniscient (all-knowing).
  • He was still omnipresent (present in all places at one and the same time).
  • He was still omnipotent (all powerful).

What He did was to empty Himself of His positional equality with God and to veil the glory of Deity in a body of human flesh. The glory was all there, though hidden, but it did shine forth on occasions, such as on the Mount of Transfiguration. There was no moment in His life on earth when He did not possess all the attributes of God.

  1. Aside He threw His most divine array,
  2. And hid His Godhead in a veil of clay,
  3. And in that garb did wondrous love display,
  4. Restoring what He never took away. 

He emptied Himself by taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. In other words, He emptied Himself by taking upon Himself something He never had before—humanity. He did not lay aside His deity, only His place in heaven

\https://www.gotquestions.org/kenosis.html 

https://bible.org/illustration/creed-chalcedon-ad-451

While Jesus is fully man and fully God perfectly human and perfectly God, however there some believe left divine being. For example Kenotic who believe that the divinity of the Son of God was somehow lost or lessened when the Lord took on human flesh and entered our world. Another significant problem with kenotic Christology involves the eternal destiny of all who follow Christ. No mere human being can fulfill the role of Savior. If Jesus were not the infinite second Person of the triune God, His sacrifice would be insufficient. If Christ were not divine, if He had given up His divinity at any point in time, the efficacy of His sacrifice on the cross would be nullified. To be the Savior, Jesus was at every moment both fully God and fully man. 

Apollinarian was bishop of Laodicea in Syria about 361 he denied the full humanity and perfection of Jesus Christ. Jesus had a human body and soul, but Jesus’ mind was replaced by the Logos. He taught that sin resided in the spirit of man and if Jesus was both God and man, then he would have sinned. Apollinarianism was condemned by the Second General Council at Constantinople in 381 and virtually died out within the following decade.

Dr. Craig’s view, the Logos, by assuming flesh in the virginal conception in Mary’s womb, newly brings into being a new Christ’s human nature. In which would address fully divine and humanity of Christ

https://carm.org/apollinarianism 

https://www.gotquestions.org/Apollinarianism.html 

  Question why did Jesus Christ put on Human clothes and dwell among us? 

In 1 Timothy 2:5, it states For there is one God and one mediator between God and humanityjohn MacArthur wrote Only the perfect God-Man could bring God and man together. Cf. Job 9:32, 33.

Reformed Bible Study Paul’s focus is on Christ’s humanity, perhaps because the false teachers had denied that Christ was truly human. The full humanity of Christ is essential to His serving as Mediator of the covenant of grace.

Believe Bible commentary  Mediator between God and men. This being so, no man can come to God in any other way. A mediator is a go-between, a middleman who can stand between two and communicate with both. Through Christ, Himself Man, God is enabled to approach men with forgiveness of sins. Consequently, any poor sinner can approach Him and will by no means be rejected.

NIV Application Commentary  Old and New Testaments show the need for mediation between the holy God and sinful people. Jesus Christ is prophet, priest, and king. Especially in his priestly role, being both divine and human, and offering himself as the sacrifice, he is the only true Mediator.

Humanity Of Christ

1) Fulfill the Davidic Covenant (Luke 1:31-33).

 

2) Reveal the nature of true humanity.

 

3) Represent us in His obedience (Romans 5:18-19, 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47). This is Jesus’ “representative obedience.” Adam, as representative of humanity before God, fell. But Jesus, as representative of humanity before God, didn’t.

 

4) Serve as a substitute sacrifice for us (Hebrew4:16-17, Hebrews 10:1-10).

 

5) Sympathize with us in temptation, to be an approachable high priest for us (Hebrews 4:15-16).

 

6) Set an example for us of how to live (1 Peter 2:21, 1John 2:6).

 

Godhead of Christ

1) Reveals God to us (John 1:18, 14:9).

 

2) Bears the full penalty of sin for all humanity, which presumably is something only an infinite being could do.

 

3) Shows that salvation is  a gift of God, not an achievement of humans.

 

4) Is worthy of worship. The church has always worshipped Jesus, but only God is worthy of worship.

 

We ought also learn from history. Historically, I think groups denying the deity of Christ have drifted from orthodoxy. It’s important that Jesus was God, and crucial for our spiritual health that we don’t hedge on, but resolutely affirm, His full divinity.

 

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