Divine Nature

Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, the second person in the Trinity, who upholds and sustains all creation, and is eternally God and Son, of one substance and equal with the Father, and is the complete revelation of God. The fully divine nature of Jesus Christ is expressed prophetically in the Old Testament, by his own words, and in the words of the inspired New Testament writers.

Human Nature

Jesus Christ was born of a virgin and is fully human in the line of David.

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Jesus’ miraculous birth does in fact point to his deity and also to the reality of the creative power that operates in man’s new birth. As God incarnate in human form, Jesus Christ experienced human emotions and physical needs. Although Mary herself was sinful, Jesus was born sinless and throughout his life remained sinless. Thus as the second Adam, Jesus was our fair representative, a righteous sacrifice, and on the cross made complete payment for man’s sin.

Jesus Christ is both divine and human in indivisible oneness, yet of the two natures there is no commingling of the human and the divine. Christ was both God and Man. How these two natures cooperate together remains a mystery, yet both are found in the person of Jesus Christ.

Second Adam

Jesus Christ is the wholly righteous and the only capable mediator between God and man, the Prophet, Priest, King, the Head and Savior of His Church, the Heir of all things, and Judge of the world. As both God and man, Jesus is the fair representative of all mankind and completely satisfied the justice of His Father, and purchased through his shed blood, not only reconciliation, but an everlasting inheritance in the kingdom of heaven, for all those whom the Father has given unto Him.

Historicity

It is a matter of historical truth that Jesus was crucified, and died, was buried, and remained under the power of death for three days

On the third day He was raised from the dead, not just in spirit but in new flesh, with which He also ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of His Father, where He alone makes intercession for man. If Jesus Christ has not truly lived, truly died and been wholly raised, then all of Christian faith is in vain and meaningless.

Dr. J.R. Miller is a Professor of Applied Theology and Leadership & Dean of Online Learning at Southern California Seminary. Outside work, he is a church planter. Dr. Miller has a diverse educational background and authored multiple books on church history, biblical theology, and Leadership. Joe and his wife Suzanne enjoy the sun and surf with their 3 sons in San Diego, CA.

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