Hey all so I have a series of questions with regard to Gods incarnation with us.
We rightly call Jesús Christ God; we don’t presume to divide him into human and divine so we can avoid worshipping a creature. This seems to imply that Christ’s humanity is itself divine and his divinity is human or else Christ would either be two and not one (a condemned heresy) or we are commiting idolatry (obviously heresy).
At one moment we could rightly say that God is not a man and in the next we could say that God is a man. Yet God does not change. In one moment God is not subject to his creatures and in the next. I have always heard the hypóstasis union used to excuse contradictions like “Christ is man| Christ learned| Christ is God| Christ did not learn” or the same thing with regard to his omnipotence or mortality. Now I obviously believe in the hypostatic union and I know that these “contradictions” are better termed “Mysteries”. But it Would be helpful to have the apparent contradictions resolved.
Here’s my best crack at it but I’m 100% sure there is error here (or else it wouldn’t be a mystery). Jesus is God and therefore God is Jesus. Therefore, In some sense Jesus does not change though he may appear to act in time from our perspective (the same can be said of Father and Holy Spirit). So Jesus Christ did not take on a human identity when he became man; he must have always had a human identity. What he did do is enter time just like he did on mount Sinai or in Egypt. God went through absolutely no ontological change. Maybe then “humanity” is a term to describe with near perfect precision what the Logos is if the Logos were not divine. This has implications about what it means that he became sin for us and died and had his glorified body again but I’d cautiously say that those implications are consistent with current church doctrine.
Ok so whatever is heretical of what I just wrote I denounce please help point me in the right direction here.