The Necessity of the Human and Divine Natures in Christ: Christology, Soteriology, and Doxology

  Delivered at the 2021 Freed-Hardeman University Scholars Day Athanasius in On the Incarnation 54.3 said, “God became man that man might become God.” God the Son assumed or took on a human nature so that humans could see and be saved by the divine nature leading to their sanctification. Gregory of Nazianzus described the … Continue reading The Necessity of the Human and Divine Natures in Christ: Christology, Soteriology, and Doxology


1 John 4             Is the incarnation important? Unfortunately, when we hear words like incarnation, we might be tempted to think that it is just a big fancy word that doesn’t mean anything to us. However, as we will see from 1 John 4, the incarnation is vital the Christian religion.  What is the Incarnation? The … Continue reading AMONG US: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE INCARNATION

One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Photo by Wendy van Zyl on John Newton, who wrote “Amazing Grace,” is also famous for saying ““Although my memory's fading, I remember two things very clearly: I am a great sinner and Christ is a great Savior.” This great quote reminds us of our sin, our Savior, and our need for sanctification.  SIN … Continue reading One Thing I Know 1 John 3:4-6

Is God One or Three?

Trinity? Christians worship the one God who exists as three persons. The doctrine of the Trinity is, indeed, a mystery. However, the doctrine is essential. The Scriptures describe the one God who is three persons—Father, Son, and Spirit. These three persons are distinct from each other, but the three persons are also one God. The … Continue reading Is God One or Three?

What Happened When Jesus Died?

Jesus' sacrifice of himself on the cross is one of the richest moments of history. We could never exhaust everything that God accomplished through Christ on the cross. Herman Bavinck helps us out a bit. Bavinck gave offered a helpful list of what Christ has accomplished for his own glory: What Christ acquired by this … Continue reading What Happened When Jesus Died?

The Doctrine of the Resurrection

Why does the Christian religion depend on Jesus’ resurrection? How could we prove the resurrection of Jesus? Did the Old Testament give us any reason to hope for Jesus’ resurrection?              In the resurrection of Jesus, the doctrines of “God’s character and purposes, creation, humanity as the covenant servant, and Christ as Lord and Servant—converge.”[1] … Continue reading The Doctrine of the Resurrection