I heard someone say this. Also heard in the lutheran hymnal. When christ died on the cross, did the creator of the universe died too?
This kinda of boggled me since i never thought of it that why.
I am not sure on this cause if only his divine nature died than it is seperated from his humanity. On the other if his divine nature died how did the world sustain it self. Wouldn't it all fall apart?
Thanks and i know this is a simple question.
Christ definitely died and here are some biblical references that make it clear:
whom God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He should be held by it. (Acts 2:24)
For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. (Rom 5:10)
Both of these verse talk about Christ dying, but the same time, reference how death has no authority of Him. He both died and is immortal at the same time. It is one of the mysteries of the incarnation.
Very basic answer, I'm sure others can elaborate further if you need.
Like i said it sounded odd.
I like that the east is happy with mysteries and do not try to rationalize things.
I will read over the links.
Now by saying his humanity died but his divinity did not is that seperating natures?