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Nature of Christ Blog 4

The incarnate God

Blog 4

We recognize the work of God, the creation, as a timeline with two periods: before creation (from negative infinity to the moment of creation) and after creation (from the moment of creation to positive infinity). In the same manner, we can recognize the incarnation of God, the Savior, on a timeline with two periods: before incarnation (The Old Testament, from the moment of creation to the moment of Holy Spirit formed the humanity of Christ in the womb of St. Mary), and after incarnation (The New Testament, from the moment of the incarnation to the positive infinity).

We do not recognize the humanity of Christ as separated from His divinity for even a single moment. On the contrary, we believe that the very true God incarnated in the form of man and was called the incarnate God, "Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bond servant, and coming in the likeness of men" (Philippians 2:5-7).

We were unable to fully comprehend the features of God until the incarnate God entered our world. For instance, we were able to discover the humility of God and how He serves His creatures. A specific example was when Jesus washed His disciples' feet, "(Jesus) rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet" (John 12:4-5).

We were also able to see that God is love. He sent His son, Jesus, who loved the people so much even to the point of sacrificing Himself for the sake of the entire world, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life" (John 3:16)

God was incarnated, meaning that He humbled Himself and became a servant. He did this by taking our flesh and sharing it with all humanity while still remaining fully God. He took what is ours, and gave us what is His.


  1. I love the verse included from Philippians because it inspires me to learn humility as the Almighty Himself was humble.


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