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NATIONSUNIVERSITY
NAME AND UNIVERSITY IDENTIFICATION:
KEVIN OMONDI KE200068_M
DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATE
COURSE NUMBER AND NAME:
M3: BIBLICAL THEOLOGY
WRITING ASSIGNMENT 2:
The Person of Christ
DATE: 28
th
February 2021

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The Person of Christ
“But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to
redeem those under it, that we might receive the full right of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the
Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba Father.' So you are no longer a slave, but a
son, and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.” (Galatians 4:4-7, New International
Version). Paul is teaching about God’s grace. God sent His only Son, to redeem humanity from sin, so
that they may obtain all the rights of the Son, and become heirs in His kingdom. Thus, for Christians to
fully comprehend the person of Christ, they need to understand who Christ was, the term incarnation
concerning Christ, his humanity, the New Testament teaching of the person of Christ, how Jesus talked
about himself, and its application to the current world.
The Incarnation of Christ
The central message in the whole Bible, is God's grace and love to redeem humans from sin. As
sin entered the world through a man, it so follows that sin should leave the earth through a man. Thus,
God assumed human form and became a man in the form of Christ. Christ is the Son of God in the Holy
Trinity. Which lead to the doctrine of incarnation (Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopedia, 2021). The
principle maintains that, the human and divine natures are united in Him. Gorman (2017), refers to this
union as the hypostatic union. Additionally, the doctrine asserts that Christ preserves both identities. Paul
agrees with this, by stating that during Christ’s life on earth, He assumed a servant's characters. Christ
did not consider Himself an equal with God, despite God creating him in His likeness (Philippians 2:6-8).
Hence, through the incarnation, Christ added to himself a second nature.
Christians trace the union's incarnation, between the divine and human nature with the Virgin
Mary. Mary was to bear a son and name him Jesus, as He was to save his people from sin (Matthew
1:18-24). Similarly, in Luke 1:26-38, Mary gave birth to a son and named Him Jesus, as He was God's
Son. Consequently, fulfilling the prophecy by Isaiah of a virgin giving birth, to a son whom the mother
shall name Immanuel, meaning God is with his people (Isaiah 7:14).The incarnation begins Christ’s
journey in human nature.

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0 NATIONSUNIVERSITY NAME AND UNIVERSITY IDENTIFICATION: KEVIN OMONDI KE200068_M DEPARTMENT OF GRADUATE COURSE NUMBER AND NAME: M3: BIBLICAL THEOLOGY WRITING ASSIGNMENT 2: The Person of Christ DATE: 28th February 2021 1 The Person of Christ “But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under it, that we might receive the full right of sons. Because you are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, 'Abba Father.' So you are no longer a slave, but a son, and since you are a son, God has made you also an heir.” (Galatians 4:4-7, New International Version). Paul is teaching about God’s grace. God sent His only Son, to redeem humanity from sin, so that they may obtain all the rights of the Son, and become heirs in His kingdom. Thus, for Christians to fully comprehend the person of Christ, they need to understand who Christ was, the term incarnation concerning Christ, his humanity, the New Testament teaching of the person of Christ, how Jesus talked about himself, and its application to the current world. The Incarnation of Christ The central message in the whole Bible, is God's grace and love to redeem humans from sin. As sin entered the world through a man, it so follows that sin should leave the earth through a man. Thus, God assumed human form and became a man in the form of Christ. Christ is the Son of God in the Holy Trinity. Which lead to the doctrine of incarnati ...
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