Everything in the life of a Christian revolves around the person of Jesus. But understanding exactly who and what Jesus is isn’t exactly simple.
We know that he died for our sins and rose that we might have life in him, and we put our full trust and faith in him. But what does it mean that Jesus is fully man and fully God? How does that work itself out? And why do those details matter to us?
In this episode of the podcast, we dive into an area of theology called Christology. And our goal is to gain a better understanding of the person and nature of Jesus.
In our discussion, we explore some of the historical councils that gave us some clarified language around Christology, including the Council of Nicaea (AD 325), the Council of Ephesus (AD 431), and the Council of Chalcedon (AD 451).
We also talk about Spirit Christology, which sees Jesus as less of a suped up version of a man and more as a truly human man who was reliant on the Holy Spirit for all of his miracles, spiritual insights, and strength in times of temptation.
What’s more is that we discuss what it means to be saved, namely that we are including “in Christ.”
Here are the links to the resources we reference in this episode.
“The Person of Christ” by Donald Macleod
“One with Christ: An Evangelical Theology of Salvation” by Marcus Peter Johnson