> Nature of our Lord Jesus Christ
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Could Your Grace please explain the words of St. Cyril of Alexandria, "In His own nature, Jesus suffers nothing, for as God, He is bodiless and lies entirely outside of suffering." Did not, Jesus Christ come, was incarnated, took our body and suffered and shared us in everything except sin?
Did our Lord Jesus Christ have all the three components of any human body: body, soul and spirit? What was the role of the Holy Spirit then?
Does not our Lord Jesus Christ’s prayers on the cross imply diophysis?
I know our Lord Jesus Christ was only divine before incarnation, both divine and human at incarnation, so is our Lord Jesus Christ now both divine and human in heaven?
I understand that St. Cyril viewed the word Physis, or "nature" as being equivalent to Ousia and Hypostasis as being equivalent to Prosopon, or "person". I don't understand why St. Cyril used the term Physis as being the same with Hypostasis when referring to the united nature of our Lord. When we say in tasbeha, "One nature out of two". Do we mean hypostasis or Physis? Why did St. Cyril not draw a contrast between the two?
If Jesus Christ’s Divinity did not part from His Humanity not for a single moment nor a twinkling of an eye, then: How then did He die and was buried in the tomb? While on the cross, did His divinity get involved? Did Christ have all the human drives that any human body is entitled to have? Bad desires? Did he control them through His divinity or Humanity? After resurrection, did He get the same body that we will get at the end of the world?
Was the Lord Jesus Christ fully divine and fully human in nature?
Who felt the pain on the cross? Is it only the human nature of Christ, or both human and divine? Can we legitimately think of two natures to Christ or just one united nature that suffered? If the Son is ALWAYS in union with the father, did the father feel the pain of the cross while the Son was suffering?
Why did our Lord Jesus Christ call God the Father "greater than Him"? Aren’t they united and equal? Doesn’t being on earth, and going again to His Father entail being in one place only rather than everywhere?
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