The person of Christ consists of one person united in two natures: divine and human. Christ is 100% divine. He created all things and in him all things hold together (John 1:1; Col. 1:17). He and the Father are one. He came not to speak his own message, but that of the Father. He is the great I AM (John 8:58; also Jude 5 ). Christ is also 100% human. He was born of a virgin, he hungered, thirsted, became weary, slept and was tempted. Yet as a man he never sinned and was always perfectly obedient to the will of the Father (Heb. 4:15). This union of divinity and humanity in the person of Christ is known as the hypostatic union, and it is the only possible answer to the dilemma of sinful humanity. Only Christ’s divine nature could suffer the wrath of God and survive, yet only a human can be the substitute for sinful humanity (Heb. 2:9). Thus, Christ’s person is inseparable from his work.