Most people you meet today in cultural society have no biblical understanding regarding the nature of Christ.
Christology is not an esoterically abstract concept but rather fundamentally simplistic. However, the importance of explicitly addressing the uniquely divine situation requires articulate exegetical insight revealed in scripture. Christ was all God and all man all of the time. We’re all familiar with a standard classification, in which a theological term is used called the hypostatic union. There is a need for defining this term consistently and contextually. Invariably, it needs to be aligned with the inspired word of God. Contextually, in a way that flows perpetually with the characteristics of Christ. There was never a man that ever existed upon the earth as Christ Jesus, our Lord.
A sinful nature is passed down from an Adamic father, hereditarily speaking. Evil heredity is transmitted through a father’s seed, passing down corrupted genetics contrary to God’s character. The atonement for the redemption of man requires a perfect payment. The Messiah did have holy blood, which was acquired from his Holy Father. Christ obtained a physical body from his earthly mother but received a divine nature from his Heavenly Father.
Mary was espoused to Joseph before they came together; she was found with the Holy Ghost child. Then Joseph, her husband, being a just man and unwilling to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 1:18-20)
The God of Heaven impregnated her; God’s word is clear about this. It’s also essential to distinguish specific correlations related to this subject. The seed play’s a key role in understanding this study as well. Throughout the scripture, the seed is critical to the comprehension of their doctrine. She was unique; the reference to the woman’s seed mentioned in Genesis chapter three, I would argue, is talking about Christ coming without question.
Mary was from Judah’s tribe, as custom did not permit them to marry outside of their tribe to maintain family inheritance. Thus, resulting in the relationship with Joseph. Scripture says concerning his Son Jesus Christ, our Lord, which was made of David’s seed according to the flesh; (Romans 1;3).
Mary was from the tribe of Judah where the seed came from, making him their near kinsman able to identify with his people. Forasmuch then, as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil (Hebrews 2:14).
The inspired writer explicitly refers to the children, being Israel, as flesh and blood. But what is interesting is how he interjects these words, part of the same. This indisputably is talking about his nature. Meaning that God was incarnate clothed in a body of flesh and blood but did not possess the same blood and flesh as the people he came to redeem. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: When the scripture says he was made in the likeness of men, this means that he was a man but different than other men, this is talking about his humanity.
The Christological consistency is revealed as the Christian continues to read the text and digest it spiritually with the inner man. With the Holy Spirit’s helping hand guiding the influenced reader as he grows in maturity and spirituality. In this discipline categorized within the context of systematic theology, we make additions to gather the data and report the information. We look at trying to make sense of what we’re reading. Categorize it, and then put it in its proper placement for interpretation. To interpret, we need more than just mere irrelevant assumptions. But factual evidence supported by scripture to validate and substantiate our critical findings. The nature of Christ is a doctrinal subject lost within the walls of most contemporary churches.
There is a necessity in understanding the nature of Christ to communicate truths to others effectively.
-By Chris Welch