The Incarnation

The Incarnation is a wonderful miracle of God by which Jesus, truly God and truly man, bridges the gap between God and man.

They say that “God created a new human nature for His Son” that “merely passed…through Mary.” Instead, MLJ states that is a true human, the seed of Abraham and the seed of David: “Now if a special human nature had been created for Him, He would not have been the son of David nor the son of Abraham. But He was both, because His human nature came from his mother, the Virgin Mary” (259).


One of the most beautiful, mysterious, and yet mind-boggling teachings of Scripture is that God put on flesh and dwelt among us. Every year at Christmas we celebrate the miracle that the second person of the Trinity “became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). Without such a miracle, there would simply be no hope for mankind.

We continue our study of “Great Doctrines of the Bible” by Martyn Lloyd-Jones by examining chapter 23, “The Incarnation.”

Seven Guiding Principles to Our Understanding of the Incarnation

Because the incarnation is beyond human understanding, error can easily creep in. There have been councils and debates seeking to establish the biblical teaching on such a complex idea. MLJ provides seven principles that will help set parameters around a healthy, orthodox understanding of the incarnation

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