Thursday, February 28, 2013
Two natures as mystery
Surely the outworking of the two natures of Jesus is beyond our full comprehension. Just as with the doctrine of the Trinity in which we have in human life or experience no exact correspondence to God, who is one in essence and three in persons, so too here. We are incapable of understanding completely how one person could have two full and integral natures, especially when one of those natures is uncreated, infinite, and fully divine while the other nature is created, finite, and fully human. How was it that Christ lived fully as a man while being also fully God always has been and shall be, ultimately, a mystery (23).