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Christology Essay

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Short Essay 2 Theology




Christology – As you are going home from work, two well-dressed gentlemen accost you, handing you some literature explaining what they believe.  You glance over it and are drawn to this sentence: "Jesus was a man and as such could not also be God." Seeing the puzzled look on your face, one of the men asks you what you think of this claim.

Keeping this scenario in mind, answer the following questions in your essay:
* What is the biblical basis for Jesus' humanity? In the Synoptic gospels, he was seen born of a woman, found lying in a cradle, growing, learning, subject to hunger, anxiety, doubt disappointment and surprise. Mark 2:15, 14:33; ...view middle of the document...

He was at all times and in all ways the God-man.
The union was constant; meaning his union guarantees the constant presence of both the divine and human natures of Christ at all times.
The union of his two natures is eternal. When Christ took on human flesh and the incarnation, he did not give it out when he ascended back into heaven to physical body that was born in Bethlehem in a seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Towns pg 203

* Why did Jesus need to become incarnate to save humanity?
Romans 5
18 So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. 19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous.

John 10
17“For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18“No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

See Elmer Towns page 217
* What are the dangers of overemphasizing or denying either the deity or humanity of Christ? EWELL 241-242
* What are the common objections to the traditional understanding of Christology (refer to the Christological heresies in Elwell, pgs. 241–42), and how do you respond to them?
* In what ways is Christ in his humanity an example to you? Phil 2 5Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, 6who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, 7but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. 8Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. 9For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Submit this essay by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Monday.


The Arian concept of Christ is that the Son of God did not always exist, but was created by—and is therefore distinct from—God the Father. This belief is grounded in the Gospel of John (14:28)[3] passage: "You heard me say, 'I am going away and I am coming back to you.' If you loved me, you would be glad that I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I."

Apollinarianism was the heresy taught by Apollinaris the Younger, bishop of Laodicea in Syria about 361. He taught that the Logos of God, which became the divine nature of Christ, took the place of the rational human soul of Jesus and that the body of Christ was a glorified form of human...

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