Q&A

Is Jesus a Creature?

By February 3, 2017 One Comment

Full Question

If Jesus’ human nature is created, does that make him a creature?

Answer

While Jesus has a human nature, he is not a human person. Jesus is a divine person with a human and divine nature.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church:

After the Council of Chalcedon, some made of Christ’s human nature a kind of personal subject. Against them, the fifth ecumenical council, at Constantinople in 553, confessed that “there is but one hypostasis [or person], which is our Lord Jesus Christ, one of the Trinity.” Thus everything in Christ’s human nature is to be attributed to his divine person as its proper subject, not only his miracles but also his sufferings and even his death: “He who was crucified in the flesh, our Lord Jesus Christ, is true God, Lord of glory, and one of the Holy Trinity” (CCC 488)
In parallel fashion, [the Church] had to recall on each occasion that Christ’s human nature belongs, as his own, to the divine person of the Son of God, who assumed it. Everything that Christ is and does in this nature derives from “one of the Trinity.” The Son of God therefore communicates to his humanity his own personal mode of existence in the Trinity. In his soul as in his body, Christ thus expresses humanly the divine ways of the Trinity (CCC 470).


By  Fr. Charles Grondin

One Comment

  • Peter Aiello says:

    The Godhead now has a human component that it did not have before the conception of Christ. Without it, there could be no shed blood; no intercession at the right hand of the father; no faith in the Father that brought Him the righteousness by faith which He could share with us; and no mediatorship between us and the Father.
    His divinity as the Word allows us to surrender to Him for access to all of this.

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