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isaaq
6 months ago
Throughout the centuries there have been those who questioned the humanity of Jesus. Some have contended that He was not fully human but only "appeared" to be. The Bible makes it clear that Jesus was fully human. This is seen in the following ways. Jesus had a human birth, Jesus had a human ancestry, Jesus developed like a normal human being, as the promised Messiah Jesus had to be human, Jesus had the essential elements of a human being - body and spirit, Jesus was given human titles, Jesus was called a man, and finally he showed all the traits of being human.
1. Jesus Had A Human Birth
The circumstances around the conception and birth of Jesus show that he was fully human.
Jesus Was Given A Human Name Before His Birth
Before Jesus was born the angel told Joseph that Mary was going to have a child and that Joseph was to name him Jesus.
And she will bring forth a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins." So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel," which is translated, "God with us" ( Matthew 1:21-23 ).
Consequently he was given a human name before birth.
Jesus Had A Normal Human Birth
Although Jesus was supernaturally conceived, the biblical account of His birth demonstrates that He was a fully human child with a normal human birth.
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling cloths, and laid him in a manger ( Luke 2:7 ).
His birth was a natural human birth like any other child.
Jesus Was A Human Child
When the shepherds saw the newborn babe, they quickly spread the news to others.
Now when they had seen him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning the child ( Luke 2:17 ).
When He was eight days old, Jesus was circumcised and brought to the temple for dedication.
And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the child, his name was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb. Now when the days of her purification according to the Law of Moses were completed, they brought him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord ( Luke 2:21
,22 ).
In this description of His birth, there is no hint that He was anything other than human. Mary conceived a child; the shepherds spread the word about a child that was born. In the temple He was dedicated in the same manner as any other male child. Although His conception was supernatural, His birth was that of a normal, fully human child. The Apostle Paul wrote:
But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law ( Galatians 4:4 ).
2. Jesus Had A Human Ancestry
The genealogy of Jesus Christ links Him to humanity. In Luke's Gospel His family line is traced all the way back to Adam.
The son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God ( Luke 3:38 ).
His family line consists of human beings. They are actual historical characters - many of whom the Bible speaks about.
Therefore everything that Scripture has to say about His birth indicates that Jesus was a genuine human child.
The remainder of Jesus' life testifies to the fact of His humanity.
3. He Developed Like A Normal Human Being
The Scripture states that the child Jesus grew in both stature and wisdom.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and humanity ( Luke 2:52 ).
Growing in size and intellectual ability is a human trait. Therefore, this summary statement of His early years testifies to His humanity.
After the boy grew to be a man, there is further testimony to His humanity.
Jesus Was Part Of A Family
The New Testament says that Jesus had a family. His mother was named Mary and He had four brothers and at least two sisters.
Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary, and his brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? ( Matthew 13:55
).
4. As Messiah He Would Be Human
The promised Messiah of the Old Testament was to be a human being.
He Was A Physical Descendant Of David
Jesus was the promised Messiah. The Messiah was to be a physical descendant of King David - a human being. God promised David.
When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come forth from your body, and I will establish his kingdom ( 2 Samuel 7:12 ).
Paul wrote.
Concerning his Son, who was born of a descendant of David according to the flesh ( Romans 1:3 ).
The Messiah Was To Be The Seed Of The Woman
He was the predicted "seed of the woman." This indicates true humanity.
And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; he shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel" ( Genesis 3:15 ).
The Messiah Is A Prophet Like Moses
The Messiah was to be a prophet like Moses - a human being.
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among your own brothers. You must listen to him ( Deuteronomy 18:15 ).
Moses said the Messiah would be like him in the sense that He would be from Israel. The Scriptures are clear that the Messiah was to be a human being.
He Was From The Nation Israel
Jesus was recognized as being from the nation Israel.
Who are Israelites, to whom belongs the adoption as sons, and the glory and the covenants and the giving of the Law and the service and the promises, whose are the fathers, and from whom is the Christ according to the flesh, who is over all, God blessed forever ( Romans 9:4 , 5 ).
Gaby
6 months ago
The Bible makes
it clear that Jesus was fully human.
This is seen in the following ways.
Jesus had a human birth, Jesus had
a human ancestry, Jesus developed
like a normal human being, as the
promised Messiah Jesus had to be
human, Jesus had the essential
elements of a human being - body
and spirit, Jesus was given human
titles, Jesus was called a man, and
finally he showed all the traits of
being human.
1. Jesus Had A Human Birth
The circumstances around the
conception and birth of Jesus
show that he was fully human.
Jesus Was Given A Human Name
Before His Birth
Before Jesus was born the angel
told Joseph that Mary was going to
have a child and that Joseph was
to name him Jesus.
And she will bring forth a son,
and you shall call his name
Jesus, for he will save his people
from their sins." So all this was
done that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken by the Lord
through the prophet, saying:
"Behold, the virgin shall be with
child, and bear a son, and they
shall call his name Immanuel,"
which is translated, "God with
us" ( Matthew 1:21-23).
Consequently he was given a
human name before birth.
Jesus Had A Normal Human Birth
Although Jesus was supernaturally
conceived, the biblical account of
His birth demonstrates that He was
a fully human child with a normal
human birth.
And she brought forth her
firstborn son, and wrapped him
in swaddling cloths, and laid
him in a manger ( Luke 2:7).
His birth was a natural human
birth like any other child.
Jesus Was A Human Child
When the shepherds saw the
newborn babe, they quickly spread
the news to others.
Now when they had seen him,
they made widely known the
saying which was told them
concerning the child ( Luke 2:17
).
When He was eight days old, Jesus
was circumcised and brought to
the temple for dedication.
And when eight days were
completed for the circumcision
of the child, his name was called
Jesus, the name given by the
angel before he was conceived
in the womb. Now when the
days of her purification
according to the Law of Moses
were completed, they brought
him to Jerusalem to present him
to the Lord ( Luke 2:21,22).
In this description of His birth,
there is no hint that He was
anything other than human. Mary
conceived a child; the shepherds
spread the word about a child that
was born. In the temple He was
dedicated in the same manner as
any other male child. Although His
conception was supernatural, His
birth was that of a normal, fully
human child. The Apostle Paul
wrote:
But when the time had fully
come, God sent his Son, born of
a woman, born under law
( Galatians 4:4).
2. Jesus Had A Human Ancestry
The genealogy of Jesus Christ links
Him to humanity. In Luke's Gospel
His family line is traced all the way
back to Adam.
The son of Enosh, the son of
Seth, the son of Adam, the son
of God ( Luke 3:38).
His family line consists of human
beings. They are actual historical
characters - many of whom the
Bible speaks about.
Therefore everything that Scripture
has to say about His birth indicates
that Jesus was a genuine human
child.
The remainder of Jesus' life
testifies to the fact of His humanity.
3. He Developed Like A Normal
Human Being
The Scripture states that the child
Jesus grew in both stature and
wisdom.
And Jesus increased in wisdom
and stature, and in favor with
God and humanity ( Luke 2:52).
Growing in size and intellectual
ability is a human trait. Therefore,
this summary statement of His
early years testifies to His
humanity.
After the boy grew to be a man,
there is further testimony to His
humanity.
Jesus Was Part Of A Family
The New Testament says that Jesus
had a family. His mother was
named Mary and He had four
brothers and at least two sisters.
Is not this the carpenter's son?
Is not his mother called Mary,
and his brothers, James and
Joseph and Simon and Judas?
( Matthew 13:55).
4. As Messiah He Would Be Human
The promised Messiah of the Old
Testament was to be a human
being.
He Was A Physical Descendant Of
David
Jesus was the promised Messiah.
The Messiah was to be a physical
descendant of King David - a
human being. God promised David.
When your days are fulfilled and
you lie down with your
ancestors, I will raise up your
offspring after you, who shall
come forth from your body, and
I will establish his kingdom
(2 Samuel 7:12).
Paul wrote.
Concerning his Son, who was
born of a descendant of David
according to the flesh
( Romans 1:3).
The Messiah Was To Be The Seed
Of The Woman
He was the predicted "seed of the
woman." This indicates true
humanity.
And I will put enmity between
you and the woman, and
between your seed and her
seed; he shall bruise you on the
head, and you shall bruise him
on the heel" ( Genesis 3:15).
The Messiah Is A Prophet Like
Moses
The Messiah was to be a prophet
like Moses - a human being.
The LORD your God will raise up
for you a prophet like me from
among your own brothers. You
must listen to him
( Deuteronomy 18:15).
Moses said the Messiah would be
like him in the sense that He would
be from Israel. The Scriptures are
clear that the Messiah was to be a
human being.
He Was From The Nation Israel
Jesus was recognized as being
from the nation Israel.
Who are Israelites, to whom
belongs the adoption as sons,
and the glory and the covenants
and the giving of the Law and
the service and the promises,
whose are the fathers, and from
whom is the Christ according to
the flesh, who is over all, God
blessed forever ( Romans 9:4,5).
We read in John's gospel.
The Samaritan woman said to
him, "You are a Jew and I am a
Samaritan woman. How can you
ask me for a drink?" (For Jews
do not associate with
Samaritans ( John 4:9).
Later we read in John.
Then the Jews said to him, "You
are not yet fifty years old, and
have you seen
Abraham?" ( John 8:57).
5. Jesus Had The Essentials
Elements Of A Human Being - A
Body And A Spirit
The Bible says that Jesus
possessed the essential elements
of human nature - a human body
and human spirit. It is obvious that
He had a body in that He could
touch people.
Jesus reached out his hand and
touched the man. "I am willing,"
he said. "Be clean!" Immediately
he was cured of his leprosy
( Matthew 8:3).
His body could bleed.
Instead, one of the soldiers
pierced Jesus' side with a spear,
bringing a sudden flow of
blood and water ( John 19:34).
Christ also had a spirit.
Immediately Jesus knew in his
spirit that this was what they
were thinking in their hearts,
and he said to them, "Why are
you thinking these
things" ( Mark 2:8).
6. Jesus Was Given Human Titles
Human titles were ascribed to
Jesus.
He Was The Son Of Man
Jesus favorite way of describing
Himself was with the title, "Son of
Man."
For the Son of Man came to seek
out and to save the lost
( Luke 19:10).
This title emphasized His humanity.
Jesus spoke as a man teaching in
human terms with human
illustrations.
Jesus Was The Last Adam
Jesus was called the last Adam
And so it is written, "The first
man Adam became a living
being." The last Adam became a
life-giving spirit. However, the
spiritual is not first, but the
natural, and afterward the
spiritual
( 1 Corinthians 15:45-47).
Jesus Is The Mediator Between
God And Humanity
Jesus was called a mediator
between God and humanity.
For there is one God; there is
also one mediator between God
and humankind, Christ Jesus,
himself human ( 1 Timothy 2:5).
To be a mediator Christ had to be a
human.
7. He Was Called A Man
Jesus was called a man.
Jesus Called Himself A Man
Jesus expressly called Himself a
man.
But now you are trying to kill
me, a man who has told you the
truth that I heard from God.
This is not what Abraham did
( John 8:40).
Jesus never gave the impression
that He was non-human in any
way.
Others Called Him A Man
The New Testament writers
recognized the humanity of Jesus.
Peter, Paul, and John all
emphasized the humanity of Jesus
in their writings.
Peter
On the day of Pentecost Peter said.
Men of Israel, listen to these
words: Jesus the Nazarene, a
man attested to you by God
with miracles and wonders and
signs which God performed
through him in your midst, just
as you yourselves know
( Acts 2:22).
Paul
The Apostle Paul wrote about
Jesus' humanity.
Who was declared the Son of
God with power by the
resurrection from the dead,
according to the Spirit of
holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord
( Romans 1:4).
Paul also wrote to the Romans.
For what the Law could not do,
weak as it was through the
flesh, God did: sending his own
Son in the likeness of sinful
flesh and as an offering for sin,
he condemned sin in the flesh
(Romans 8:3).
He wrote to Timothy.
By common confession, great is
the mystery of godliness: He
who was revealed in the flesh,
was vindicated in the Spirit,
seen by angels, proclaimed
among the nations, believed on
in the world, taken up in glory
( 1 Timothy 3:16).
John
John said that it was the false
prophets that denied that Jesus
came in the flesh - that He was a
human being.
Beloved, do not believe every
spirit, but test the spirits to see
whether they are from God,
because many false prophets
have gone out into the world.
By this you know the Spirit of
God: every spirit that confesses
that Jesus Christ has come in
the flesh is from God; and every
spirit that does not confess
Jesus is not from God; this is the
spirit of the antichrist, of which
you have heard that it is
coming, and now it is already in
the world ( 1 John 4:1-3).
John wrote.
For many deceivers have gone
out into the world, those who
do not acknowledge Jesus
Christ as coming in the flesh.
This is the deceiver and the
antichrist ( 2 John 7).
He Was An Uncommon Man
Those who came into contact with
Jesus realized that He was an
uncommon man; nevertheless He
was a real man. When the religious
leaders sent their officers to
apprehend Jesus they came back
empty handed and said.
No one ever spoke the way this
man does ( John 7:46).
His disciples recognized His
uniqueness. When Jesus calmed
the storm on the Sea of Galilee they
said.
They were terrified and asked
each other, "Who is this? Even
the wind and the waves obey
him" ( Mark 4:41).
8. Jesus Showed All The Traits Of
A Human Being
Jesus demonstrated that he had all
the traits of a human.
Jesus Was Tempted
Jesus was tempted by the devil.
Then Jesus was led up by the
Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted by the devil
( Matthew 4:1).
Only human beings can be
tempted.
He Experienced Hunger
After His baptism in the Jordan
River, Jesus was led by the Spirit
out into the wilderness.
And when he fasted forty days
and forty nights, afterward he
was hungry ( Matthew 4:2).
Here Jesus exhibits the human trait
of hunger. Like other human
beings, a long period without food
made Him hungry.
Jesus Experienced Thirst
Jesus also experienced thirst while
suffering on the cross.
Later, knowing that all was now
completed, and so that the
Scripture would be fulfilled,
Jesus said, "I am
thirsty" ( John 19:28).
Jesus ate and drank with others;
mingling among humanity as a
fellow human.
Jesus Became Tired
Later in His ministry, the Bible
speaks of Jesus being tired from a
long trip.
Now Jacob's well was there.
Jesus therefore being wearied
from his journey, sat thus by the
well ( John 4:6).
Jesus Had To Sleep
We are also told that He needed
sleep.
And suddenly a great tempest
arose on the sea, so that the
boat was covered with waves.
But he was asleep
( Matthew 8:24).
He had no special ability to stay
awake all the time.
Jesus Asked Questions
Another indication of the humanity
of Jesus is that He asked questions.
Sometimes Jesus asked questions
that were rhetorical-not expecting
an answer. Others were intended
to make his followers think.
So he said to them, "How is it
you do not
understand?" ( Mark 9:21).
There were some questions that
were asked with a genuine desire
to gather information.
And he said, 'Where have you
laid him?' They said to him,
'Lord, come and
see' ( John 11:34).
Jesus Showed Human Emotions
Jesus also expressed human
emotions such as tears, love,
compassion, disappointment, and
anger.
At the tomb of His dead friend
Lazarus, Scripture records, "Jesus
wept" (John 11:35). He had human
feelings that allowed Him to cry at
a tragic situation. He also cried
over the city of Jerusalem.
As he approached Jerusalem
and saw the city, he wept over
it ( Luke 19:41).
Like other humans, Jesus could
give and receive love.
Looking at him, Jesus felt a love
for him and said to him, "One
thing you lack: go and sell all
you possess and give to the
poor, and you will have treasure
in heaven; and come, follow
me" (Mark 10:21).
Jesus could feel compassion for
others.
When he saw the crowds, he
had compassion on them,
because they were harassed
and helpless, like sheep without
a shepherd ( Matthew 9:36).
Jesus could experience
disappointment.
On the next day, when they had
left Bethany, he became hungry.
Seeing at a distance a fig tree in
leaf, he went to see if perhaps
he would find anything on it;
and when he came to it, he
found nothing but leaves, for it
was not the season for figs
( Mark 11:12,13).
Jesus was angry for the way the
religious rulers were corrupting
the temple practices.
So he made a whip out of cords,
and drove all from the temple
area, both sheep and cattle; he
scattered the coins of the
money changers and
overturned their tables. To
those who sold doves he said,
"Get these out of here! How
dare you turn my Father's
house into a
market!" ( John 2:15,16).
He was upset at the prospect of
having the penalty for the sins of
the world placed upon Him.
Now my heart is troubled, and
what shall I say? 'Father, save
me from this hour'? No, it was
for this very reason I came to
this hour' ( John 12:27).
Jesus was troubled by the betrayal
of Judas Iscariot.
After he had said this, Jesus was
troubled in spirit and testified,
"I tell you the truth, one of you
is going to betray
me" ( John 13:21).
Jesus, Like Other Humans, Prayed
Only humans can pray to God.
Jesus prayed often.
During the days of Jesus' life on
earth, he offered up prayers
and petitions with loud cries
and tears to the one who could
save him from death, and he
was heard because of his
reverent submission.
( Hebrews 5:7).
Jesus Suffered Pain
Jesus suffered pain like other
humans.
And being in agony he was
praying very fervently; and his
sweat became like drops of
blood, falling down upon the
ground ( Luke 22:44).
The Romans flogged Him.
Then Pilate took Jesus and had
him flogged ( John 19:1).
Jesus Experienced Death
Like other humans He died.
But when they came to Jesus
and saw he was already dead,
they did not break his legs
( John 19:33).
If Jesus were not a real human
being then His death on Calvary's
cross was merely an illusion.
The United Testimony Of
Scripture - Jesus Was Human
Thus the Scriptures are united in
their testimony to the genuine
humanity of Jesus. There is never
any indication given that He was
somehow non-human. He
experienced growth, hunger,
tiredness, sadness and death just
as other human beings experience.
He was not given any special
immunity from these experiences.
Jesus Identified With Humanity
This is important for us to realize.
He was born, He lived, and He died,
experiencing the same things we
do. Therefore, He is able to identify
with our feelings when we pray to
the Father through Him.
For in that he himself has
suffered, being tempted, he is
able to aid those who are
tempted ( Hebrews 2:18).
There was no special treatment
given Jesus while here on earth. He
felt the same things as every other
human being feels.
The fact that Jesus' humanity was
real is made clear by the entirety of
Scripture. The genuine reality of
the humanity of Jesus Christ must
be at the basis of any true
conception of His character and His
work.
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