Theology Summary Bible Study Pt. 14: The Human Nature and the Personal Union

This study continues with the testimonies to Christ’s Divine nature by looking at the Scriptural accounts which speak of Jesus as “the Son of God” and describe Him as “(only) begotten.”   The heavenly Father bears witness that Jesus is His Son in Psalm 2:7 and in the words of our baptism(Mt 28:19).  When Jesus’ enemies bore witness that Jesus claimed to be the Son of God(Jn 5:18), they knew what that term meant-“…But (He) also said that God was His Father, making Himself equal with God” (Jn 5:18).  The word, “begotten” (Jn 1:14, 3:16, and 5:26) bears witness to the divine nature, as well.

The Scriptural testimonies to the human nature of Christ declare that He is “flesh and blood” and “like His brethren” (Hebrews 2:14-17 and 4:15).  It speaks of “the days of His (Jesus’) flesh” in which He suffered(Heb 5:7-10). There are also certain names which show forth the human nature of the Christ.  Some of those names are: “Son of Man” (Dan 7:13, Mat 1:1), “seed” or “offspring” (Gen 3:15, Fen 22:18, Gen 28:14, and 2 Sam 7;12), and “firstborn” (Mt 1:25, Col 1:15,18, and Rom 8:29) and others.

The Christ, our promised Redeemer has both a divine nature and a human nature united in one person.  This union of two natures in the one Christ is called the personal union.

Handout 1:  The-Christ-August-26-2018.pdf

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