99 – Duality of Natures
DUALITY OF NATURES
§ 99. Of the two natures personally united in Christ, the one, the divine nature, is and ever was truly and essentially divine,1 and the other, the human nature, is and from its conception was essentially human,2 consisting of a human body3 and a human rational soul,4 with its own human intelligence and will,5 there being in the one person a union and not a mixture of natures.6
1.Of the two natures personally united in Christ, the one, the divine nature, is and ever was truly and essentially divine,
John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word … and the Word was God.
John 17:5 And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.
John 8:58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
2. and the other, the human nature, is and from its conception was essentially human,
I Timothy 2:5 There is one God, and one Mediator … the Man Christ Jesus.
Luke 9:56 For the Son of Man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them.
Romans 9:5 Of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came.
3. consisting of a human body
Luke 24:39 Behold My hands and My feet, etc.
Matthew 26:12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on My body, she did it for My burial.
John 2:21 But He spake of the temple of His body.
Matthew 21:18 As He returned into the city, He hungered.
4. and a human rational soul,
Matthew 26:38 My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death.
Luke 23:46 Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit: and having said thus, He gave up the ghost.
5. with its own human intelligence and will,
Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.
Luke 22:42 Father, if Thou be willing, remove this cup from Me: nevertheless not My will, but Thine, be done.
6. there being in the one person a union and not a mixture of natures.
Matthew 16:13, 16 Whom do men say that I, the Son of Man, am? (16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.