Puritan Belief

The Puritans are the men of God who started in the 16th century building on the purity of the gospel message that Salvation is by Grace alone.

The nature of God!

Nature = kind!
Genesis 1:21-25 God has created the nature of every kind.
Plants, fish, birds, animals, man, angels etc. each kind has ONE nature.

The nature of a kind is its habits and make up, likes and dislikes, strength and weakness, its borders and limitations, what it can and what it can not do etc.
According to their kind they have been created.

Since God is not a created being, God does NOT have a nature!
God has NO borders or limitations.
In Christ Jesus our Lord, God does have a nature, the same nature as Adam, the nature of man.

In the beginning God created Adam perfect with ONE nature, the nature of man, the son of God (Luke 3:38) and in the likeness of God ‘Jesus Christ’ (Genesis 1:27)

Luke 1:35 God who is Spirit created for Himself a body ‘Jesus Christ’ and thus was born into His own creation, with ONE nature as Adam the nature of man.
Therefore Jesus is called the second Adam (1 Cor. 15:45) or the second perfect man.

After the fall of Adam and Eve, mankind had TWO natures. I will explain that in the next post ‘The original sin’!

The Lord God in the flesh had limitations just like any man; He had to eat, sleep and was not omnipresent etc. because He was truly man, limited to His nature.
The Lord God in the Spirit (without the flesh) has no limitations; He is omnipresent and nothing is impossible for Him, because He is truly God.
For this reason it is said that Jesus Christ is truly God and truly man.
He is the Alpha and Omega the first and the last; He was dead and behold He is alive forever more! Rev.1:18

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The nature of God!
Posted by Paul G Thursday, January 24, 2008