Question #54: Since Christ has two natures, does He have two wills?
Answer: No, Christ only has one will. He does not have a human will and a divine will. He may have a human desire and a divine desire but He could only have one will. Walvoord succinctly reiterates that, “If by will is meant desire, it is clear that there could be conflicting desires in the divine and human natures of Christ. If by will, however, is meant that resulting moral decision, one person can have only one will. In the case of Christ, this will was always the will of God.”1
1 John F. Walvoord, Jesus Christ Our Lord (Chicago, IL: JFW Publishing/Galaxie Software, 2008), 112.
One-Minute Theology with Chaplain T features the question and answer portions of the Systematic Theology courses that were part of my seminary work at Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. I will be posting one Q & A everyday until my ordination council meeting set for February 2014.
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