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Hypostatic Union

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This is the union of the two natures (Divine and human) in the person of Jesus. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1; Joh 1:14; Joh 10:30-33; Joh 20:28; Philippians 2:5-8; Hebrews 1:8). He is fully God and fully man (Colossians 2:9); thus, He has two natures: God and man. He is not half God and half man. He Isaiah 100% God and 100% man. He never lost his divinity.1He continued to exist as God when He became a man and added human nature to Himself (Philippians 2:5-11). Therefore, there is a "union in one person of a full human nature and a full divine nature."2 Right now in heaven there is a man, Jesus, who is our Mediator between us and God the Father (1 Timothy 2:5). (For related information on Jesus and His two natures, see Incarnation, and the errors concerning His natures known as Eutychianism, Monophycitism, and Nestorianism.)

Jesus as God Jesus as Man

He is worshiped (Matthew 2:2; Mat 2:11; Mat 14:33).

He worshiped the Father (John 17:1-26).

He is prayed to (Acts 7:59).

He prayed to the Father (John 17:1-26).

He is sinless (1 Peter 2:22; Hebrews 4:15). He was tempted (Matthew 4:1).

He knows all things (John 21:17).

He grew in wisdom (Luke 2:52).

He gives eternal life (John 10:28).

He died (Romans 5:8).

All the fullness of deity dwells in Him (Colossians 2:9).

He has a body of flesh and bones (Luke 24:39).

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Entry for 'Hypostatic Union'. CARM Theological Dictionary. 2013.

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