Historical Teachings on the
Human Nature Christ Took
in the Incarnation

by Jerry Finneman

The purpose of this paper is to consider four historical facts important to the discussion of the human nature of Christ, then to examine interrelationships and implications of the data. These historical facts are as follows: 1) that within the Seventh-day Adventist Church, for the past fifty years, there have been essentially two opposing teachings concerning the kind of human nature Christ assumed in the incarnation (some maintain that there are three1. See the discussion on this after the introductory paragraph); 2) that there was a deliberate change in our Churchís teaching with regard to Christís humanity during the 1950's; 3) that there was at least one attempt to change the Churchís teaching previous to the 1950's; and 4) that the attempted change in doctrine was considered by those who opposed that change as a switch to a teaching more compatible with the Catholic doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.

Fact number one

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