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To Harrak: About Jesus

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Submitted by Richard Lion Heart (United States), Feb 21, 2006 at 13:55

You asked who was in control of the universe while Jesus was on the cross? Well I know the carnal way of thinking in the Koran would not help you but let me try. Obviously you don't understand the nature of Jesus so let me explain.

Jesus is God in human flesh. He is not half God and half man. He is fully divine and fully man. That is, Jesus has two distinct natures: divine and human. Jesus is the Word who was God and was with God and was made flesh, (John 1:1,14). This means that in the single person of Jesus is both a human and divine nature. The divine nature was not changed. It was not altered. He is not merely a man who "had God within Him" nor is he a man who "manifested the God principle." He is God, second person of the Trinity. "The Son is the radiance of God's glory and the exact representation of his being, sustaining all things by his powerful word," (Heb. 1:3, NIV). Jesus' two natures are not "mixed together," nor are they combined into a new God-man nature. They are separate yet act as a unit in the one person of Jesus. This is called the Hypostatic Union.

If you have any further questions please let me know.
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