Hypostatic Union

This is the union of the two natures (Divine and human) in the person of Jesus. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1,14; 10:30-33; 20:28; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 1:8). He has a fully divine nature and a fully human nature (Col. 2:9); thus, he has two natures: God and man. He is not half God and half man. He is 100% God and 100% man. He never lost his divinity.  He continued to exist as God when he became a man and added human nature to Himself (Phil. 2:5-11). Therefore, there is a "union in one person of a full human nature and a full divine nature." Right now in heaven there is a man, Jesus, who is our Mediator between us and God the Father (1 Tim. 2:5). (For related information on Jesus and His two natures, see Incarnation and the errors concerning his natures known as Eutychianism, Monophycitism, and Nestorianism.)

Jesus as God

Jesus as Man

He is worshiped (Matt. 2:2,11; 14:33).He worshiped the Father (John 17).
He is prayed to (Acts 7:59).He prayed to the Father (John 17).
He is sinless (1 Pet. 2:22; Heb. 4:15).He was tempted (Matt. 4:1).
He knows all things (John 21:17).He grew in wisdom (Luke 2:52).
He gives eternal life (John 10:28).He died (Rom. 5:8).
All the fullness of deity dwells in Him (Col. 2:9).He has a body of flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).

See also Jesus' Two Natures: God and Man

 

 

 

 
 
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