Of Christ the Mediator.
Chapter 8, Paragraph 2.
“The Son of God, the second Person in the Holy Trinity, being very and eternal God, the brightness of the Father’s glory, of one substance and equal with him: who made the World, who upholdeth and governeth all things he hath made: did when the fullness of time was come take upon him man’s nature, with all the Essential properties, and common infirmities thereof,…“
Attacking the nature of Christ is the norm for numerous cults that claim to be “Christian”. Of course, they don’t say they are attacking his nature; they vehemently promote their “truth”. These heresies are not new; they have been circulating since the first century. How do we combat them? By knowing to the best of our ability who our Savior truly is.
The Son of God is God. He, along with the Father and the Holy Spirit, compose the Trinity. Even though He is the only begotten Son of the Father, He is not inferior to Him. This is the almighty Son, who created all things, and continues to uphold and direct all things! He, like the Father and Spirit, is immutable, immense, eternal, incomprehensible, infinite in being and perfection. You cannot exalt the Son too highly.
Knowing the true nature of the Son, that He is fully God and thus far beyond our limits, we turn to that point in time, ordained since the beginning, where the Son takes upon Himself human nature. He does not appear as a man; He is a man. While fully God, He is also fully man. He is born; He thirsts; he hungers; He grows weary. What it means to be human, He is. He shares in our common infirmities.
Questions to Consider
- How is the Son God? How is the Son like us when He took on human flesh?