In this article, the author provides a simplified understanding of christology on the subject of the divinity and humanity of Christ as expressed by the Council of Chalcedon in 451. In the process the author gives background developments that led to Chalcedon, especially the Alexandrian and Antiochene views of christology.
The author asks this crucial question in the face of a lot of false teachings about the identity of Christ. With reference to 1 John 4:1-6, believers are encouraged to distinguish between the testimony of the Spirit of God (who speaks the truth about Christ) and false claims and teachings of the ungodly.
What was the teaching of Nestorius or what came to be known as Nestorianism? Nestorius separated the human and divine in Jesus Christ so as to make of him two separate persons. This essay re-evaluates this position in the light of 20th century research and within the Christological controversies of that time.