Discussion on Jesus’ humanity and divinity

The Athanasian Creed states that Jesus is “God, begotten before all worlds from the being of the Father and he is man born in the world from the being of his mother – existing fully as God, and fully as man with a rational soul and a human body: equal to the Father in divinity, subordinate to the Father in humanity.” (Scripture see: John 1:1; Luke 1:34-35; Phil. 2:5-8).

The reason that it is important to communicate that Jesus is fully man and fully God is because every heresy and cult in the history of religion that is about Jesus Christ attacks one of these parts of his nature. Either his deity is ignored and his humanity focused on (Jehovah’s Witness), his humanity is ignored and his deity is focused on (Christian Science/Gnostics), or he is recreated altogether into a son of God (Mormonism).


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