(Written by Hayes K. Minnick)
1. In the Person of Christ the two natures, human and Divine are inseparably united; the word nature in this connection means substance.
2. These two natures are not mixed or confounded so as to form a third, which is neither the one nor the other.
3. No property of the Divine nature is transferred to the human, and vice versa; humanity in Christ is not deified, nor is Divinity reduced to the limitations of humanity.
4. This union of the two natures is not merely an inhabitation; it is not mere contact or occupancy of the same portion of space. It is not merely an indwelling or a simple control over the human nature by the Divine. It is a personal union with the result that Christ is one Person with two distinct natures forever; at once God and Man. E.G. John 1:1-14; I John 1:1-3; Romans 1:2-5; Romans 9:5; I Timothy 3:16; Hebrews 2:14.
5. What is true of either nature is true of the entire Person of Christ.
6. There are instances in which the predicate belongs to the whole Person. E.G. Redeemer, Lord, King, Prophet, Shepherd, etc.
7. There are passages in which the Person is the subject but the predicate is only of the Divine nature. E.G. John 8:58; 17:5.
8. There are passages in which the Person is the subject, but the predicate is true only of the human nature. E.G. John 11:35; Mark 14:34.
9. There are passages when the Person is designated from the Divine nature when the predicate is true only of the human nature. E.G. Acts 20:28; I Corinthians 2:8; Mark 13:32.
10. There are passages in which the Person is designated from the human nature, when the predicate is true only of the Divine nature. E.G. John 3:13.
ll. There are passages in which the designation is derived from the Divine nature, when the predicate is not true of the Divine nature itself, but only of the God-Man. E.G. John 17:28: 5:26.
12. It follows that although the Divine nature is immutable and impassible, and therefore neither the obedience nor the suffering of Christ was the obedience or suffering of the Divine nature, yet they were none the less the obedience and suffering of a Divine Person.