God Didn’t Die on the Cross

(4) Rev. Professor Dr. A.A. Hodge: Outlines of Theology [1860] (Nelson, London, 1879 ed., pp. 384f):  “Luther and his followers introduced and elaborated a doctrine that, in consequence of the hypostatical union of the divine natures in the one person of Christ, each nature shares in the essential attributes of the other nature…. We reject the Lutheran view because — lst, it is not taught in the Bible….   2d, it is impossible to reconcile it with the phenomena ofChrist’ searthlylife….  3d, it virtually destroystheincarnation by assimilatingthe human naturetothedivine….   4th,it involvesthefallacy ofconceiving ofpropertiesas separable from the substances of which they are the active powers, and thus is open to the same criticisms as the doctrine of transubstantiation.” Hodge adds in his book The Confession of Faith: A Handbook of Christian Doctrine Expounding the Westminster Confession [1869], (Banner of Truth Trust, London, 1958 ed., p. 153): "Thus…the Scriptures…never say that the human nature of Christ came down from heaven, or that His divine nature suffered."