Christmas and the incarnation of God

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Christmas and the incarnation of God

One of the biggest questions in the Christian faith is, “Why the God-man?”. 1700 years ago Athanasius took on the world over the contours and definitions of how Jesus was God and man at the same time, without being some new third kind of being that was ultimately neither. One of the most important doctrines of the Christian faith, the hypostatic union (or the understanding of how the Christ could be and must be fully God and fully man at the same time, two natures while still being one person) is at the heart of the atonement. Christmas is more than the celebration of the birth of Jesus, it holds within a celebration of the most significant event in human history, when God entered into the world and became like us, so that we could become children of God. With Special guest Rev. Kent Moorlach of Communion Presbyterian Church of Irvine and Brad Vancata of Calvary Presbyterian Church of Glendale, CA. Christopher Neiswonger hosting.

Click this link to hear the full two hour presentation recorded live on KKLA 99.5 FM Los Angeles

 

2 thoughts on “Christmas and the incarnation of God

  1. Perhaps the most under-used scripture on the subject… “He saw that there was no man,
    And wondered that there was no intercessor;
    Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him;
    And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.” (Isaiah 59:16) Especially compare the use of His arm in Isaiah 53:1, and the following description of Christ’s sacrifice!

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  2. “Accordingly, our Lord came forth as true man and took the person and name of Adam in order to take Adam’s place in obeying the Father, to present our flesh as the price of satisfaction to God’s righteous judgment, and, in the same flesh, to pay the penalty that we deserved. In short, since neither as God alone could he feel death, nor as man alone could he overcome it, he coupled human nature with divine that to atone for sin he might submit the weakness of the one to death; and that, wrestling with death by the power of the other nature, he might win victory for us.” Calvin – Institutes,2.12.3

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