Does Jesus Have Two Natures?

Question:  Doesn’t the Bible describe Jesus as having two natures?

Answer:  No

Trinitarians and Modalism claim that Christ has two natures and thus claim that Christ is “both fully God and fully man at the same time.” When Christ was on the cross he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matt. 27:46), both Trinitarianism and Modalism will explain it by saying, “That was the human part of Jesus crying out. And when Christ died on the cross, it wasn’t God that died, but it was the human body of Christ that died.”

All is a very imaginative, irrational and an absurd claim to try and support a false theory, for there are no passages of scripture that declares or implies that Christ had or has a “dual nature.” All this is nothing but pure philosophy and it’s this kind of philosophy we have been warned about.

“See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.”  Col. 2:8

Nothing in this world has two natures. If Jesus had both a human nature and a God nature then he must simultaneously have perfect knowledge and limited knowledge. This is an impossible and contradictory position. This is not to mention that to speak of anything as having a nature is a contradiction of terms. For instance, people will talk about “sinful nature” and that we are born with it. To say one has a ‘sinful nature’ really means nothing. If one has a ‘sinful nature,’ where is it? Is it in your mind? Is it in your body? If you could take that ‘sinful nature’ out, would you still have a nature?

Nature is a singular concept. Nature is defined as: “The essence, essential qualities or attributes of a thing, which constitute it what it is…”

Nature is similar to the word “definition.” We can look at material things and define it. But where is the definition? Where would we find it?

One cannot be fully one thing and fully another. Jesus was/is fully a living breathing human being, and is still a man who is now immortal, for God raised him from the dead.

To say that Christ has two natures, i.e., that he is God Almighty and a human being, that would make Christ two beings! One being cannot consist of two beings.


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