Saturday, 28 September 2013

Saturday - Christ - truly divine and truly human

Prayer:   For love and laughter and  life here after  we give You thanks O Lord.  Amen.

Westminster Confession of Faith Shorter Catechism  Question #22: “How did Christ,  being the Son of God,  become man?”

Answer: “Christ,  the Son of God, became man, by taking to himself a true body, and a reasonable soul, being conceived by the power of the Holy Ghost, in the womb of the Virgin Mary, and born of her, yet without sin.”

Read Hebrews 2: 14 – 16

Hebrews 4: 15

John 1: 1 - 14

The easy answer to the question here is “because God said so”.   J   In order for us to gain salvation,  God created His son to be truly human and truly divine.    What a gift!      

But the Council of Chalcedon had the same problem.  How can Jesus be truly human and truly divine.   In 451, after a month of debate,  the Council of Chalcedon finally decided that Jesus is truly human and truly divine.  Jesus walked on this earth and lived life as a human but Jesus is from God and is part of God.   

Today,  celebrate that the Christ who has saved you and made you whole is God’s  gift to you.

Prayer:  Almighty God,  You have given us an amazing gift in Your Son our Lord.  May we accept this gift in all that we do and say.  This we ask in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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