The Nicene Creed adopted in 325 A.D. countered false teachings that Jesus is not fully man and fully God. Some of the questions here come from a third-century poet known as St. Ephrem the Syrian (~306-373) …
If he was not Flesh, whose garments were stripped from Him and divided among the soldiers? And if he is not God, why did darkness fall across the whole land from noon until three o'clock on the day he was crucified?
If He was not flesh, whose hands and feet were nailed to the cross? And if He is not God, how did it happen that the curtain in the sanctuary of the Temple was torn from top to bottom, rocks split apart and tombs opened?
If He was not flesh, who hung on the cross between the two thieves? And if He is not God, how could He say to the thief: "I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise?"
If He was not flesh, who cried out and gave up his spirit, breathing his last? And if He is not God, what caused the tombs of many godly men and women who had died to open, to leave the cemetery after Jesus' resurrection and to appear to many people in the holy city of Jerusalem?
Do my attitudes and decisions reflect these truths that Jesus my Savior and Lord is both God and man?
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Don,I have found your writing and reflection this week very encouraging. Thanks! I appreciate your friendship.Kevin