Again, John Walvoord stated, “Though Christ sometimes operated in the sphere of His humanity and in other cases in the sphere of His deity, in all cases what He did and what He was could be attributed to His one Person. Even though it is evident that there were two natures in Christ, He is never considered a dual personality.” (2)
It is essential to underscore that Christ was not merely indwelling a human being. He was one-hundred percent God while being one-hundred percent man. Both of these natures were necessary for Christ to accomplish humanity’s redemption. As God, Christ’s death had infinite value to cover the sins of all humanity. As man, Christ represented fallen humanity as its sacrifice for sin. If He was not fully human, then His death on the cross, for sin, was an illusion. Though fully human, Christ did not possess a sinful, fallen nature.
- You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him there is no sin. - 1 John 3:5
- J. J. Müller, The Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and to Philemon (Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co.), 82.
- John F. Walvoord, Jesus Christ Our Lord (Chicago, IL: Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, 1975), 112.