Monday, September 24, 2007

Jesus Christ Did Not Assume a Man or Person

MYTH
Jesus assumed a man or person

1. Jesus did not assume a person because if that were true the person assumed would have been corrupted and thus useless or the person would have remained after the union and Christ would be two persons and the Trinity would be a Quaternity. This is because the thing assumed is presupposed to the assumption and is not the term of the assumption.

2. Jesus, the second Person of the Trinity, is the term of the assumption of the human nature. "Man" means human nature as it is in a suppositum because "God" indicates the Person Who has human nature. Thus Christ, having only one suppositum and one hypostasis,{1} did not assume a man; rather, Jesus is the man whose nature He assumed.

Notes & References
{1} Huysman, Will R. "Contra Nestorius." The Banana Republican. 19 Aug. 2007. 24 Sept. 2007 <http://thebananarepublican.blogspot.com/2007/08/contra-nestorius.html>.

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