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Hypostatic Union

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Submitted by Servant of Christ (United States), Dec 31, 2006 at 00:41

The following two verses contradict each other on about Jesus knowing everything: 17The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." John 21:17 32"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father Mark 13:32

If we further examine these verses we see no contradiction.

This is followed under the teaching of Hypostatic Union which means that Jesus was both man and God in his ministry. Because he was man, being limited, he did not know the hour of his return. So Jesus emptied some of his divine qualities when he took the form as a man. When Jesus was resurrected again, he was fully God and thus knew the date and time of his return.

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