“You are My beloved Son, in You I am well-pleased.” (Mark 1:11)
Christ’s earthly life and/or obedience to the law will be called R and his other acts as a divine person will be called D.
(1) R & D are belong Christ as a Divine Person equally. If R & D are not predicable of the same *subject* at all times, then Christ is (at least) two persons.
(2) If R is predicated of a divine person, accredited to him as a divine person, but also imputed to human persons as having performed R, then it follows that forensically the divine subject is a human subject or the human subjects are divine subjects, that is, through the Incarnation either a divine person forensically became a human person or human persons forensically become divine persons.
(3) If R is imputed to human persons as though executed by a human subject, then it follows that Christ is a human person and his personal righteousness creaturely rather than divine.
(4) If (1) is true, then (2)-(3) are false.
Comments and criticisms of this argument are not only welcome but actively sought.
“We are considered, as soon as we believe, as though the works of Christ here our works. God looks upon us as though that perfect obedience, of which I have just now spoken, had been performed by ourselves,—as though our hands had been bony at the loom, an though the fabric and the stuff which have been worked up into the fine linen, which is the righteousness of the saints, had been grown in our own fields. God considers us as though we were Christ—looks upon us as though his life had been our life—and accepts, blesses, and rewards us as though all that he did had been done by us, his believing people.” (Charles Spurgeon, The Lord Our Righteousness”)
[H/tip to Jay Dyer and Perry Robinson.]