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Doctrine 4

We believe that in the person of Jesus Christ the Divine and Human nature are united, so that he is truly and properly God and truly and properly man

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Why is the incarnation and virgin birth important

Incarnation shows that the character and being of God were fully present in the life of Jesus

Virgin Birth asserts his divinity as well as his advent in time as a man, made in the image of God

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what does it mean that Jesus 2 natures are indivisibly united

Jesus in his divine nature is one with God the Father and in his human nature is one with us

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what are a couple key questions of debate that come up regarding Jesus humanity and divinity

If Jesus was God who came to earth, how can he truly be human.

if Jesus was really human, in what sense can he be considered to be God

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According to John 4:2-3, how can the spirit of God be recognized versus a spirit that does not come from God

Everyone that acknowledges that Jesus has come in the flesh is from God
but those who doesn't is not, they are from the antichrist

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Early church fathers slide

The early church did not find it difficult to accept the divinity of Jesus and the coming of the divine in human form.

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know the two forms of references to Chalcadonian definition and chalcedonian creed

451AD

HD, Pg. 91-21

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Modern world slide

Understanding of Jesus influenced by Enlightenment, this emphasized the importance of Reason and encouraged The Development of Scientific Inquiry

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what is being more valued and what is more easily accepted

Ancient writings refers to him but are limited reliability and historical value

Much of the text dates from the 1st century AD, with manuscripts dating from 350AD. The NT is the most dependable ancient document in existence.

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Ebionitism

Saw Jesus as a purely human figure, although he had gifts which distinguished him from other humans

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Docetism

Jesus was not human, but was God that came to earth, having the appearance of a human

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Gnosticism

believes that humans were created of matter and possesses a spark of divine imprisonment with outward covering of the body.

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Arianism

Although Jesus was in some sense divine and was the first created being. He was not one with the father and as a created being could not bring salvation

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Apollonarianism

Jesus possessed the body of a man but the mind of God, so that he was a miraculous mixture

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Adoptionism

Jesus was adopted at some time in his human life as Son of God.

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Nestorianism

strongly defends Jesus humanity as well as His divinity, but in attempting to separate the divine and human natures He questioned the unity of God and man in one person.

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Eutychianism

confused the divine and human natures so completely that Jesus became neither God nor man, but an other being