Episode 8.2: The Two Natures of Christ


What are some of the heresies rejected by this paragraph? Where does the language “very and eternal God” come from and why does the WCF use it? What does the “fullness of time” mean? What portions of Scripture talk about Jesus’ true humanity? Why does it matter that Jesus was truly man? Why is it important he be “very God”? Join Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle as we discuss these and more questions from WCF 8.2:

The Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance and equal with the Father, did, when the fullness of time was come, take upon Him man’s nature, with all the essential properties, and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin; being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the virgin Mary, of her substance. So that two whole, perfect, and distinct natures, the Godhead and the manhood, were inseparably joined together in one person, without conversion, composition, or confusion. Which person is very God, and very man, yet one Christ, the only Mediator between God and man.

For More Resources on Today’s Topic Check These Out…

The Person of Christ by GC Berkouwer
Jesus the Son of God by DA Carson
The Word Enfleshed by Oliver Crisp
The Christology of John Owen by Richard Daniels
What is the Incarnation by William Evans
The Son of God and New Creation by Graeme Goldsworthy
Christ Set Forth and the Heart of Christ in Heaven  by Thomas Goodwin
The God Who Became Human by Cole Graham
The Christian’s Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ by Mark Jones
The Virgin Birth by J Gresham Machen
The Person of Christ by Donald MacLeod
The Glory of Christ by John Owen
The Person of Christ by John Owen
The Lord of Glory by BB Warfield
God the Son Incarnate by Stephen Wellum

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