Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Eternal Son of God as a man. The Eternal Son of God [Micah 5:2; Luke 1:35; John 1:1-5; 17:5], in accord with the will of the triune God, was sent from heaven to earth to be under the constraints of this creation and of human nature in the natural order of space and time, in which He did freely empty Himself of the form of God, to the end that He became incarnate in the womb of the virgin Mary, who had no sexual relations with any man prior to Jesus’ birth.  The Eternal Son of God came into the world as Jesus Christ so that He might accomplish salvation, as the exclusive and only Savior of mankind, by fulfilling the Law of God as a man born according to the flesh, under that particular Law that was given to Israel. [divine; incarnation; virgin birth; without sin]

Jesus Christ is one person with two natures.  The divine Person of the eternal Son of God became fully human and yet retained, by right, His divine nature.  He “emptied” Himself of His divine power by His own will, continuously or moment-by-moment [Phil. 2:6,7].  Jesus Christ was a man with a full and complete human nature, while incarnate in both His estate of humiliation and in His estate of glorification.  His divine Person, though “emptied” of the powers of divinity, so that He willingly subjected Himself to ignorance (e.g., “Who touched Me?” Luke 8:45) and suffering (e.g., “I am thirsty” John 19:28), was nevertheless the same Person Who was immutably divine. [fully divine; fully human]

Jesus Christ fulfils and brings to an end all of the great offices of Israel and therefore is absolutely established as the only Savior who can bring us to the Father. He fulfils the exclusive roles of Israel that were meant to convey that ‘salvation is from the Jews’ [John 4:22]; namely, the Priest, the Prophet, and the King. He fulfils and obtains His three-fold office of Priest, Prophet, and King, by means of being the Way, the Truth, and the Life [John 14:6]. ‘No other name under heaven…has been given among men by which we must be saved’ [Acts 4:12], because He is…

  • Our High Priest – Jesus alone is the Way, in that He has opened the way into the Father’s presence as the veil of His flesh was “torn” on our behalf, by means of His High Priestly offering of Himself [Heb. 10:19-21]
  • Our Prophet – Jesus alone is the Truth, in that He has made known to us the Person of the Father, being the eternal life which was with the Father [1 John 1:2], as that only Prophet who said, “…but I say to you…” instead of “Thus says the Lord” [Matt. 5:22,28,32,34, 39, 44]
  • Our King – Jesus alone is the Life, in that He has defeated mankind’s ultimate enemy – death [1 Cor. 15:26], destroying the works of the devil [1 John 3:8] even crushing the head of the serpent [Gen. 3:15; Rom. 16:20], by means of His victorious resurrection, as the ultimate King of kings, and Lord of lords [1 Cor. 15:55-57]