102 – Communication of Attributes


COMMUNICATION OF ATTRIBUTES
§102. Though in the person of Christ each nature retains its essential attributes,1  yet each nature also communicates its attributes to the other in the personal union, so that the divine nature participates in attributes of the human nature,2  and the human nature in those of the divine nature.3

1. Though in the person of Christ each nature retains its essential attributes,

  Cf. § 99.

  I Peter 3:18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the Just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the spirit.

  I Peter 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind.

  Romans 1:3 Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh.


2. yet each nature also communicates its attributes to the other in the personal union, so that the divine nature participates in attributes of the human nature,

  Romans 9:5 Of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came.

  Acts 20:28 To feed the Church of God, which He hath purchased with His own blood.

  I Corinthians 2:8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known it, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

  Acts 3:15 And killed the Prince of Life, whom God hath raised from the dead, whereof we are witnesses.

  Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave Himself for me.

  I John 1:7 And the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin.


3. and the human nature in those of the divine nature

  Matthew 28:18 All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.

  John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory of the Only-Begotten as of the Father, full of grace and truth.