The Christology Debate (Chapter 6)
The debate starts with an argument among two people, DeSean and Sole. Sole was trying to help DeSean through a spiritual crisis and trying to answer the question in such a way that it would have been treated if it were posed before Jesus, hence focusing on what Jesus might have done when found in the same situation. The theological debate for this argument is: “How do we reconcile the fact that Jesus Christ was fully God with the fact that Jesus was fully human?” Christians believe that Jesus was fully man and God at the same time, formalized by the Council of Chalcedon in AD 451. Arianism believed by the Jehovah witness is that Jesus was the first and greatest creation of God. Muslims on the other hand simply believe Jesus is just a prophet of God, but in all most people believe in Jesus Christ’s divinity and humanity at the same time. A group holds Kenotic Christology which explains God had to empty himself to become fully human, thus God laid is omniscience and became fully man. Two essays which offered defense of the classical Christological position and defense of the kenotic Christological position The Classical view where some Theologians agreed that Jesus was at and the same time omnipresent yet spatially located omnipotent but limited in power. Some evangelicals believe that Jesus was fully God and fully human, and insist that he laid aside the use of is divine attributes in order to become a human, whiles retaining his divine holiness and love temporarily whiles slowly releasing his divine attributes. While the Paradoxical concluded that Christ God was not only God and human but, but he also exercised his divine and human attributes. The Kenotic View is such that God became a human being. This view holds the point that God the father laid down his heavenly powers and made himself available hence making himself human like us. Thus, Jesus did not cease to be the Second person in the Trinity but put aside his power...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document