Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Christology: The Relationship Between the Two Natures in Christ

I have been doing some reading on Christology and the distinction of the Divine and Human natures within Jesus Christ and how they relate to one another.  The issue I am struggling with are the statement in Scripture that Jesus casts out demons by the Holy Spirit (Mat 12:28) yet in other places, his miracles are because of his divinity (Jn 2:11).  I found this quote by AH Strong in a journal article that was enlightening. 

“In this state of humiliation, the communication of the contents of his divine nature to the human was mediated by the Holy Spirit. The God-man, in his servant-form, knew and taught and performed only what the Spirit permitted and directed (Matt. 3:16; John 3:34; Acts 1:2 10:38; Hebrews 9:14). But when thus permitted, he knew, taught, and performed, not, like the prophets, by power communicated from without, but by virtue of his own inner divine energy (Mat.17:2; Mark 5:41; Luke 5:20;21; 6:19; John 2:11,24,25; 3:13; 20:19). [Strong, 696].

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