Second Reformed Church

Friday, November 07, 2014

Happy Anniversary!

Today is the 1334th anniversary of the 6th Ecumenical Council which condemned the heresy of Monothelitism.

Monothelitism taught the Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God, had one will, not two.

Monothelitism was condemned at the Council and it was asserted that Jesus, the Incarnate Son of God, has two wills:  one human and one divine.

The Council rightly condemned this heresy, because Jesus could not be our Savior if He only had one will:  if He only had the divine will, He would not have really been a human being, living under the Law of God.  If He only had a human will, He would not have been able to live a perfect life under the Law of God.  If He had some kind of mixed will, He would have been some sort of monstrosity, unable to be the Savior of all those who will believe.

The only way that we could be credited with Jesus' Righteousness -- the only way we could have the Righteousness of Christ imputed to our accounts -- and be seen as righteous before God for Christ's Sake, if He is a real human being with a real human will that lived a perfect human life under the Law of God -- which He was able to do, also having the divine will.

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