2595 incarnation

2595 incarnation

The assuming by God of human nature in the person of Jesus Christ. The incarnation is the fixed and permanent physical dwelling of God in his world, as opposed to the temporary manifestation of the divine presence and power in a theophany.

God the Son assumed human nature

Jn 1:14 See also Jn 1:9; Jn 8:56; 1Ti 3:16; 1Jn 1:1-2; 1Jn 4:2; 2Jn 7

Jesus Christ’s incarnation involved a supernatural conception

Lk 1:35 See also Isa 9:6; Mt 1:18; Jn 14:9 The incarnation was such that the Son was the exact representation of the Father; Ro 1:4; Col 1:15,19; Heb 1:2-3

Jesus Christ Chist’s incarnation involved a virgin birth

Mt 1:22-23 See also Isa 7:14; Lk 1:34; Ro 1:3; Gal 4:4; Php 2:8; Heb 2:14

The cost of the incarnation

Php 2:6-7 See also 2Co 8:9; Heb 2:10 The incarnation involved Jesus Christ’s suffering.

The necessity of the incarnation

Ro 8:3 See also Ro 5:17-19; 2Co 5:19; Col 1:22; 1Ti 2:5 Only a person who is fully human and fully divine can be the effective mediator between God and humanity; Heb 2:17-18; Heb 4:15

See also

1454theophany
1690word of God
2033Christ, humanity
2036Christ, humility
2218Christ, Son of God
2515Christ, birth of
5020human nature
5099Mary, mother of Christ
6614atonement
6684mediator
6752substitution

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