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Athanasian creed - randomtradguy - 12-18-2015

So in the creed it says
"Who although he is God and Man; yet he is not two, but one Christ. One; not by conversion of the Godhead into flesh; but by assumption of the Manhood by God. "

I would have said God became Man, not man had become God. S john chrysostom in his Christmas homily says God became Man and that He was God first. Little confused here


Re: Athanasian creed - Matt1992 - 12-18-2015

The creed is saying that the second person of the Godhead assumed a human nature but retained the divine nature as well, so that Jesus has 2 natures. "assumption of the manhood by God" means just that the Son took on an additional nature (as man) in the Incarnation while still possessing the original nature of being God, is my understanding of that. But remember that the Son (Jesus) is still one person, and that single personality perfectly unites both of the natures He possesses.


Re: Athanasian creed - randomtradguy - 12-18-2015

Good explanation, thanks