Q&A: Trinitarian Ignorance

Trinitarian Ignorance

Question

If the Son is part of the Trinity why does he not know when the Lord will come (Mark 13:32)?

Answer

The Son has two natures: a human nature and a divine nature. He is a member of the Trinity, but he is not only a member of the Trinity. He is also a man. His divine nature is a member of the Trinity, and possess all the divine attributes such as omniscience. His human nature is not part of the Trinity, and does not possess any divine attributes such as omniscience. Generally, the Bible speaks of Christ from the perspective of his human nature rather than from the perspective of his divine nature. This is the case in Mark 13:32 where Jesus claims not to know precisely when certain things will take place. In his human nature he did not know, but in his divine nature he did.

Answer by Ra McLaughlin

Ra McLaughlin is Vice President of Finance and Administration at Third Millennium Ministries.