Some Insufficient Models of the Incarnation

1. Introduction Scripture reveals that, at the Incarnation, the Logos (the 2nd Person of the Trinity) became man. John writes, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:1 cf. 14). This does not imply the forfeiting of divinity, but the addition of a human nature to the Logos’ inherent divine nature. … Continue reading

Sharpening Christological Vernacular

Subsequent to the Incarnation, it is correct to describe Christ as one Person consisting of two distinct natures. While this is an accurate description of Christ, the terms “person” and “nature” are sometimes used without much specificity, leading to confusion in Christological discussions. Therefore, it is helpful to sharpen these definitions in order to more accurately understand what happened at the Incarnation. 1. … Continue reading

Boundaries of Christological Speculation

The biblical teaching concerning the Person of Christ can be captured in four essential affirmations: 1) Christ possesses a complete human nature 2) Christ possesses a complete divine nature 3) These natures are united in Christ 4) Christ is one Person. These affirmations serve as the boundaries within which Christological … Continue reading