Episode 8.4: Humiliation and Exaltation


Why does the WCF incorporate significant details about the life of Jesus that are absent from the Apostles’ Creed? What does the Confession mean when it speaks of Christ estate of humiliation and exaltation? Why does the Confession say Christ “most willingly” undertook the office of Mediator? What’s the significance of suffering in body and soul? Where’s the creedal statement “He descended into hell”? What’s important about being raised with the same body? Where is the Mediator presently and what is he doing? Join Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle as we sit down to discuss WCF 8.4:

This office the Lord Jesus did most willingly undertake; which that He might discharge, He was made under the law, and did perfectly fulfil it; endured most grievous torments immediately in His soul, and most painful sufferings in His body; was crucified, and died, was buried, and remained under the power of death, yet saw no corruption. On the third day He arose from the dead, with the same body in which He suffered, with which also he ascended into heaven, and there sits at the right hand of His Father, making intercession, and shall return, to judge men and angels, at the end of the world.

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 Two Natures of Christ by Martin Chemnitz

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

Dialogue on the Two Natures of Christ by Peter Martyr Vermigli

The Lord of Glory by BB Warfield

God the Son Incarnate by Stephen Wellum

One thought on “Episode 8.4: Humiliation and Exaltation

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s