Th name for it is hypostatic union. This is the union of the two natures (Divine and human) in the person of Jesus. Jesus is God in flesh (John 1:1,14; 10:30-33; 20:28; Phil. 2:5-8; Heb. 1:8). He is fully God and fully man (Col. 2:9); thus, he has two natures: God and man. He is not half God and half man. He is 100% God and 100% man. He never lost his divinity. He continued to exist as God when he became a man and added human nature to Himself (Phil. 2:5-11). Therefore, there is a "union in one person of a full human nature and a full divine nature." Right now in heaven there is a man, Jesus, who is our Mediator between us and God the Father (1 Tim. 2:5).
Yeah it's a weird concept. In Christianity, Jesus is kind of God incarnate. He was the aspect of God that walked the earth, and then he rejoined God in Heaven. So they're one and the same - Jesus was just a piece of God.
One of the most illogical and obviously false claims of christianity. The god cannot be a god and his own son then have his own son (himself) die and the ascend to heaven where he already is. If his son (himself) died then that would mean the god died.
Muslims believe that Jesus peace be upon him according to the Holy Quran is a wonderful, humble, generous messenger of God who came down and revealed God's words to his people, the people of Israel. Muslims do not believe that Jesus is God, nor they believe that God ever chose to come down to earth in a form of a man to die for our sins to purify us and forgive us.
According to Islam, Jesus never died on the cross, nor ever wanted to die on the cross, nor ever was born to die on the cross. Muslims believe that Jesus was sentenced to death, and people thought that he got executed on the cross. The Holy Quran rejects this idea, and claims that it is a false one. Let us look at what the Holy Quran (The Muslims Holy Scripture) says about this issue: 1. "That they rejected Faith; That they uttered against Mary A grave false charge; That they said (in boast): 'We killed Christ Jesus The son of Mary, The Messenger of Allah.' But they killed him not, Nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjunction to follow, for of a surety they killed him not. Nay, Allah raised him up Unto Himself; and Allah Is Exalted in Power, Wise. And there is none of the people of the book (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (Jesus) Before his death; And on the Day of Judgment He (Jesus) will be a witness Against them." 2. "The similitude of Jesus Before Allah is as that of Adam; He (Allah) created him (Jesus) from dust, Then said to him: Be. And he was." After a description of the high position which Jesus occupies as a prophet, we have a reputation of the dogma that he was Allah, or the son of Allah, or anything more than a man. If it is said that he was born without a human father, Adam was also so born. Indeed Adam was born without either a human father or mother. As far as our physical bodies are concerned, they are mere dust. In Allah's sight Jesus was a dust just as Adam was or humanity is. The greatness of Jesus arose from the Divine command "Be", for after that he was. He also was a great spiritual leader. 3. "O People of the Book! Commit no excesses in your religion: nor say Of Allah ought but the truth. Christ Jesus the son of Mary was (no more than) A Messenger of Allah, And His Word, which He bestowed on Mary, and the Spirit proceeding From Him: so believe In Allah and His Messengers. Say not "Trinity": desist: It will be better for you: For Allah is One God: Glory to Him: (Far Exalted is He) above Having a son. To Him (Allah) Belong all things in the heavens And on earth. And enough Is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.
Because God is God. He created the laws of nature and physics and whatever else that we are constrained by, but God is not Himself contrained by or within these earthly laws. God is capable of ANYTHING and EVERYTHING and that includes being on earth and elsewhere at the same time. He is literally ALL powerful, ALL seeing, and ALL knowing.
He couldn't be. He was fully human, 100% human born of a woman and a man, and he wasn't God. How could a man be god? It's a ridiculous idea, and sacrilege to even suggest it. Some wools will mention fancy words like hypostatic union, but it's an empty term. It means nothing that actually exists.
The scripture has an unusual way to describe it: "and He Himself is the express image of the invisible God..." Col 1:15. The "imago Dei" is in some way a representation of God in flesh. The word used in one context is typos, from which we get the word typewriter. In a very real way, God (the typeface) struck a ribbon, and left on the page of the real world an express image of God, like a typeface. Jesus is God in flesh, what God is as a man. "He who has seen me, has seen the Father." Cf Phil 2:6ff.
Jesus is God in the flesh. It's really simple to understand if you realize when we leave our bodies behind and our soul( which is spiritual ) goes to God is a divine place that our simple minds just can't comprehend Jesus God and the Holy Spirit are one. The logic isn't there because its impossible for us , but not for God.
he can't ... according to the Bible God is not a man nor a son of man ... while according to the same Bible Jesus (pbuh) is a man and a son of man ... So, clearly he isn't a God ...
Allah says :
( 75 ) The Messiah, son of Mary, was not but a messenger; [other] messengers have passed on before him. And his mother was a supporter of truth. They both used to eat food. Look how We make clear to them the signs; then look how they are deluded.
( 76 ) Say, "Do you worship besides Allah that which holds for you no [power of] harm or benefit while it is Allah who is the Hearing, the Knowing?"
( 77 ) Say, "O People of the Scripture, do not exceed limits in your religion beyond the truth and do not follow the inclinations of a people who had gone astray before and misled many and have strayed from the soundness of the way." Quran (5:75-77)
The scriptures does not explain Jesus as being God almighty. He is God's son. He is creation not "the Creator". Jesus said that the father is greater than he is (John 14:28; 1 Corinthians 11:3). Jehovah is the God of the bible and Jesus is his firstborn son (Psalms 83:18; Colossians 1:15). Jehovah has always existed whereas Jesus was created (Psalms 90:2). Jehovah sent his son down to the earth for many reasons, one to die for our sins. Jesus was a perfect human who fully obeyed God while on earth. He set the perfect example for us to follow. When Jesus was on earth he prayed to his father for help and guidance. This proves that they are two different people. When Jesus died he was in the grave for three days. Who brought him back to life? His father-Jehovah.
Jesus and Jehovah are two different spirit beings. Jesus was sent to earth by his father to redeemed mankind from sin and death, giving us the opportunity for everlasting life (John 3:16). Please read the above scriptures they are very clear. The bible is God's word of truth and it never uses the word trinity in it. In fact, the concept of the trinity stems from false religion.
Muslims also believe that Jesus did not suffer and die and rise again. That someone else did it so that he would not have to suffer! That CANNOT BE TRUE: Only Jesus was the perfect sacrifice! To concor death And Sin..... Jesus had to die to fulfill scriptures from Genesis-psalm-isahia! Those prophecies were fulfilled!
If you dont believe that..(..to the muslims) then you are believing a False prophet - called Muhammed!
If Jesus was God as some believe then why did he sacrificed himself? For our sins right? Okay while he was on the cross..he was looking after the universe? And when he went to the skies why he didn't punish those who killed him? it doesn't make sense at all...
The first answer from Strawberrygirl is the best. GOD made His dwelling among us, while remaining on the Throne Of Heaven. GOD fills time and space, and exists every place at the same time. While remaining in Heaven, His own Essence, In A Person, Who we call "Jesus" came to dwell among us, live a Perfect life, die for our sins, and rise again.
See this verse 1Cor11:3?But I want YOU to know that the head of every man is the Christ; in turn the head of a woman is the man; in turn the head of the Christ is God. ( NWT ) If Jesus is God in this verse then the woman is also a Man.
He left His Godly nature in Heaven and only kept the communion of God when He came into existence as a human being. Then He received the Holy Spirit of God when He was baptized, which lead Him to the desert to prepare Him for the task at hand. After He was crucified, His body was glorified and then He returned to Heaven and retook His Godly nature.
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This an excellent question that should demand an answer. The book of John is a great source for such a topic. John 3:16 says, "For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, in order that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life." To be a son or a daughter would make us inferior to that of our parents. Well, if Jesus was the son of God, wouldn't that make him inferior to God, not about or equal? Jesus had no desire to be God, rather he submissively sought to do his Father's will, not that of his own. (John 7:27-29) Jesus was the beginning of all creation and a witness of Jehovah God. (Rev. 3:14) He was created by Jehovah before the earth came to be. (John 8:23; Col. 1:15-17) Jehovah God had no beginning. (Rev. 22:13)
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The trinity is God the father God the son and God the holy spirit He is three in one and yes it is hard to wrap our minds around it But just think about it like this. Ice it is three in one #1. The solid,ice #2. The liquid, water #3.The vapor ,steam All three are still ice just in different forms like the trinity. I hope this helps you understand it better.
you can think of it in reference to the sun. Theres the Sun which represents God; the rays which represent Jesus; and the heat from the sun which represents the Holy Spirit. 3 in 1. Its a mystery too amazing for us to comprehend.
It's a silly concept, honestly, and one on which the early Christians were highly divided. The two prevailing camps were that Jesus was just the son of the Abrahamic god, not god himself, and that Jesus was god. This was basically an argument about the Greek words for "same substance" and for "like substance"- these words actually differ only by the letter "iota", which is where we get the phrase "an iota of difference".
At the Council of Nicaea the issue was voted on by committee (which should tell you something)- and they tried to make the best of a bad job. On one hand, if they claimed Jesus was just the son of god they were breaking the first commandment by worshiping multiple gods. On the other hand they had the problem of the atonement- if Jesus IS god, how is his death a sacrifice at all? You are left with god sacrificing himself to himself to get around his own rule, which is nonsensical. (Cont in comments)