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Delivered By
Dr. Jamieson Cobleigh
Delivered On
August 14, 2016

Sermon notes:

Docetism is the heresy that Jesus only seemed to have a physical body, but in actuality is just a spirit.

Adoptionism is the heresy that Jesus was a mere human being who lived such a virtuous life that he was adopted by God at his baptism, and only then became divine.

Arianism is the heresy that the Son was a created being and did not exist eternally.

Apollinarianism is the heresy that Christ had only a human body and not a human mind or spirit, but instead had a divine mind and spirit.

Nestorianism is the heresy that Christ had separate human and divine parts that worked together.

Monophysitism or Eutychianism is the heresy that the human nature of Jesus and the divine nature of Jesus did not remain fully human and fully divine.  Instead, Jesus’ human nature was overwhelmed by his divine nature, and this produced a new, third kind of nature.


This is the text of the Chalcedonian Creed, which is read at the end of the sermon:

We, then, following the holy fathers, all with one consent, teach people to confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in Godhead and also perfect in manhood; truly God and truly man, of a rational soul and body; consubstantial with the Father according to the Godhead, and consubstantial with us according to the Manhood; in all things like unto us, but without sin; begotten before all ages of the Father according to the Godhead, and in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, born of the Virgin Mary, the Mother of God, according to the Manhood; one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation; the distinction of natures being by no means taken away by the union, but rather the property of each nature being preserved, and concurring in one Person and one Subsistence, not parted or divided into two persons, but one and the same Son, and only begotten, God, the Word, the Lord Jesus Christ; as the prophets from the beginning have declared concerning Him, and the Lord Jesus Christ Himself has taught us, and the Creed of the holy Fathers has been handed down to us.