“The doctrine of Christ is the central point of the whole system of dogmatics.
Here, too, pulses the whole of the religious-ethical life of Christianity.
Christ, the incarnate Word, is thus the central fact of the entire history of the world.
The incarnation has its presupposition and foundation in the trinitarian being of God.
The Trinity makes possible the existence of a mediator who himself participates both in the divine and human nature and thus unites God and humanity.
The incarnation, however, is the work of the entire Trinity.
Christ was sent by the Father and conceived by the Holy Spirit. Incarnation is also related to creation.
The incarnation was not necessary, but the creation of human beings in God’s image is a supposition and preparation for the incarnation of God.”
–Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics: Sin and Salvation in Christ, vol. 3, Ed. John Bolt, and Trans. John Vriend (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2006), 3: 235.