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Who is Jesus?

Father Robert Barron illuminates and explains the conviction of the Catholic Faith that Jesus of Nazareth is the promised Messiah, and the revelation of God become man. 

A Little Bit of Theology

Hypostatic union is how Christians explain the relationship between Jesus' divine nature, his human nature, and his being. Jesus is both fully God and fully man, which means that he has all of the characteristics that are true of a person as well as the characteristics that are true of a divine being.

Another video that explains how Jesus is the God-man using an analogy from physics to describe the hypostatic-union. 

Athanasius was one of the most important and influential fathers of the Christian Church. He attended the Council of Nicaea and defended the Nicene Creed. But who was Athanasius? This short video will tell you.

"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."

                                                       John 1:14

Here are two rules that, if learned, will always help your understanding of the how the two natures of Jesus work together. 

          Rule 1: What you say of God the Father, regarding divine actions or properties, you 

                        can also say of Jesus the Son and Second Person of the Trinity and vice versa.

                        However, keep the Person of the Father distinct from the Person of the Son. 

                        Do not say that the Father is the Son or the Son is the Father. In other words, 

                        If the action or event is supernatural, Jesus will share in that action with His

                        Father.

           Rule 2: The divine qualities of Jesus can be applied to His humanity. Conversely, 

                         human qualities can be used in relation to Jesus' divine nature. You can do                             this because Jesus is one complete subject or person. In other words, even if the                           action being described is a common human act, because Jesus' divine nature                           is substantially united to His human nature, you may say such actions are                               performed by "God," although not specifically done by the person of the                                 Father. 

Think you got it? Challenge yourself with the quiz below!

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Go to the Discussion Board and Answer this question:

Which portrait of Jesus from the Gospels best fits your image of him?

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