What is the hypostatic union? How can Jesus be both God and man at the same time?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The hypostatic union is the term used to describe how God the Son, Jesus Christ, took on a human nature, yet remained fully God at the same time. Jesus always had been God (John 8:58, 10:30), but a...

July 01 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Al Mari Private practice as a cardiovascular & thoracic surgeon
Jesus is both man and "god" as well as the "Son of God"

We need to understand the concept of "what is god". 

Being man/human is classified by Jesus himself as "god" in John 10::34 and also see Ps. 82:6

As man, Jesus is "god", the same as those humans around him at that time who did not believe that definition and accused him of blasphemy.

Jesus is the one who created all as in John 1:1, the Creator-God in Genesis, the YHVH-Elohim and the El Shaddai. 

He is the Son of God the Father. No one has seen the Father but the Son. 

However, humans while "gods" are not to be worshipped as "deities" YHVH-ELOHIM, Creator-God, Jesus is the only God and Lord of Israel known and introduced to them as "above all gods"(Ps 95:3). 

Now, Jesus has introduced "one greater than him", the Father to be worshipped by all. (John 14:28).

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