The hypostatic union is the Christian doctrine that in the one person of Jesus there are presently two distinct natures, the divine and human. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1, 14, 10:30-33, 20:28, Phil. 2:5-8, Heb. 1:8). He is fully God and fully man (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 worshipped (Matt. 2:2, 11, 14:33).||He worshipped 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.