The divine person possesses both sets of properties, and exhibits both sets of properties simultaneously. He simply doesn’t exhibit them both at the same time in the same manner of existence. In His divine mode of existence He only exhibits the divine properties, whereas in His human mode of existence He only exhibits the human properties.
I’m not distinguishing capability from experience. If anything, I am referring to the capability to experience. Human properties give the divine person the capability to experience existence in a human way. Divine properties give the divine person the capability to experience existence in a divine way. I am arguing that the divine person experiences existence in both a human and divine way simultaneously in two distinct modes of existence. So not only does one person have both sets of properties, but one person is exercising both sets of properties in such a way that they do not conflict.
If you are trying to compare this to something you are familiar with, good luck! It’s not. The incarnation is unparalleled. There is no other instance in which a single person has taken on an alien nature while retaining their own, and begun to exist in a new way without ceasing to exist the way they always had. No other person has been able to exist in two different and distinct ways simultaneously.
I’m not sure of what you mean in the last sentence. Can you please clarify for me? Thanks.
Hey Guys! I am not as knowledgeable on this subject as some, but I will attempt to state my understanding. First, God choose to come to this earth down to our human level to demonstrate his love for us. God did not come to experience human existence, he created us. God took on human form in the body of Jesus, so that we could experience his divine nature, not the other way around. How could we possible understand his divine nature and love for us, without him coming down to our plane of existence. Since we are finite beings, he had to demonstrate this love for us in a way would could understand. He did this by giving up his life, the one thing we all hold precious. And so that we could understand that he was truely God, he raised the body of Jesus.