Jesus is not a human Person. True or False?
I received a private message concerning this issue and Philippians 2 was cited as support for the claim that Jesus is a human person. I respectfully disagree. While Philippians 2 says that Jesus “emptied” Himself, this does not mean that Jesus stopped being a Divine Person (God the Son, The Eternal Logos, One of the Trinity, the Second Person of the Most Holy and Undivided Trinity).
Let us focus on these few verses *:
"For let this mind be in you, [a mind of humility not seeking vainglory]
which was also in Christ Jesus: [the PERSON Who was with the Father before the world began]
Who being in the form of God, [the PERSON being in the very Nature of God, being Truly Divine]
thought it not robbery to be equal to God: [the Son is already EQUAL to the Father in all things]
But emptied himself, [He Who had all the glory before all the angels in Heaven “became” as of no account on earth]
taking the form of a servant, [assuming (taking on) the Nature of a man subject to God]
being made in the likeness of men, [He looked like us human beings due to His Created Humanity, but is not a human PERSON]
and in habit found as a man." [The Son APPEARED to be a human person but was NOT IN REALITY a human PERSON.]
The bottom line is that the 2 Natures of Christ (the Divine and the Human) have the DIVINE PERSON (of the Son) as their Subject or Personhood.
Praised be Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God.
A. H. J. E.
After the Heart of Jesus Evangelist*