Jesus: Son of God and Son of Man

Jesus was Human as Well as He Was Divine

Some argue that because Jesus came as the Word incarnate, He was fully divine and only seemed human but bore no actual humanity.  Such falsehood is rooted in the heretical doctrine of docetism. The Bible is not vague about the fact that Jesus Christ came robed in Human flesh and, as such, took upon Himself all of the limitations of the human body, “yet without sin.”  We realize that He was not debilitated with a carnal human nature like we are; however, we can not deny the fact that He came to this Earth as a Human in order to take our place on the Cross and so expiate our sins. The following verses illustrate this truth.

† “For verily he [Jesus] took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham.” —Hebrews 2:16

† “Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh; . . .” —Romans 1:3

† “. . . and the gift by grace, which is by one *man, Jesus Christ . . .” —Romans 5:15 [*Gr. ἄνθρωπος anthropos: human, whether male or female]

† “. . . and the gift by grace, which is by one *man, Jesus Christ . . .” —Romans 5:15 [*Gr. ἄνθρωπος anthropos: human, whether male or female]

† “For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, . . .” —I Timothy 2:5 [Gr. anthropos: human]

† “Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, . . .” —I John 4:2,3

† “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.” — Gen. 3:15

† “Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God . . .” —Acts 2:22

† “And the Word was made *flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” —John 1:14 [*Gr. sarx: flesh, the body, human nature, of natural or physical origin, a human being]

† “He is despised and rejected of men; a *man of sorrows, . . .” —Isaiah 53:3 [* Heb. אִישׁ “iysh/eesh”: a man; contracted from אֱנוֹשׁ “e-‘nosh”: properly, a mortal; a man; homo [as in homo sapien]

 † “For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.” ~ I Cor. 15:21

 † “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, . . . .” ~ Heb. 9:27   JESUS DIED.

 
The claim that Jesus was not Human is not scripturally sound and is, in fact, in direct conflict with the Word of God.  This article from the CARM website details the Human and Divine natures of Jesus concisely.

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