In the past few days, I’ve been fascinated to think of Jesus as one Person. At first, that sounds like a pretty inane thing to be fascinated by. After all, everyone else I know is only one person apiece, and that doesn’t strike me as the least bit exciting. However, I’ve been thinking about this as it pertains to Jesus’ incarnation.
In Christology, it can be said that there are four main pillars of truth concerning who Jesus is and what His nature is like. They are:
- Jesus is fully God
- Jesus is fully Man
- Jesus has two distinct natures
- Jesus is one, unconfused Person
(In fact, if you’ve been reading this blog for a super long time — and have an exceptional memory — you might notice that we’ve discussed these points before.)
So what is the significance of Jesus being one Person? Why put so much emphasis on something that seems so self-evident? Read the rest of this entry »