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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

The Humanity and Divinity of Jesus

Apollinarius, Nestorius, and Eutyches did not set out to invent unorthodox Christologies. On the contrary, they developed their views in response to what they considered to be unworthy beliefs about Jesus Christ. Remember that these three were church leaders, known for their piety. In the Church today, there are faithful people who might share some of their views.

Imagine that you are talking with a friend from church about salvation through Christ. This person says, “I believe that Jesus was completely God. How could he have done all those miracles and lived without sin if he wasn’t fully divine? But I have hard time seeing Jesus as relating to me, because he was so perfectly divine. How does he know what I go through? He was God, so everything must have come so easily for him.” How would you respond? Write a message to your friend, explaining your beliefs about the humanity and divinity of Jesus.


I would start by confirming the fact that my friend who believes that Jesus was 100% God, is a huge hurdle to theologically overcome, but is essential for salvation. My congratulations would be extended in this revelation, and I would explain the issue of “I have a hard time seeing Jesus relating to me, because He was so perfectly Divine” in the following message:

Dear Brother / Sister,

Praise the Lord for revealing the Truth that indeed our Lord was 100% divine. Allow me to explain the Truth that He was also 100% Man and why this is so important…

There are two main reasons that I will point out that are important to reflect on:

1) Kinsman Redeemer
2) Jesus knows all things regarding the nature of mankind and can help in all issues pertaining to the flesh.

Point #1: Kinsman Redeemer

As in Levitical Law and as illustrated in the Book of Ruth…the rule is this:

If you became so poor that you had to sell yourself into slavery (like the slavery you sold yourself into by sinning), the only way that you can get out of bondage is:

1) Person must be of kin
2) Person must have the price
3) Person must pay the price

The Kinsman Redeemer act was fulfilled because:

1) Jesus was born of a woman and was thus born into mankind making him KIN…
2) Jesus lived a perfect life without sin, thus had the ability to NOT physically die
3) Jesus paid the price by being crucified and thus the world owes Him his life back.
Since the world cannot give Him his life back, the world owes Him life. This catch-22 means that He has conquered death in this world.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him (He shall give life to---authors added here) shall not perish but have everlasting life.

Point #2 He knows all things regarding Human Nature

Since we have established your Truth that Jesus is completely God…let us look at why it is so important to establish the Truth of what it means that he is also completely Man.

The Lord came and lived in a tent of flesh among us. 100% God became Man and thus is 100% God and 100% man. Jesus knows what it is to suffer, has personally witnessed what it is to have ailments, to become possessed, to cry, to laugh, to live in this world…look at what Jesus did in his time in this tent of flesh. You have a personal advocate with the Father who truly understands the condition of mankind! He understands everything that a man or woman can endure on their time on earth. An angel cannot claim this knowledge! The ascended Jesus can personally and thoroughly understand your petitions as both God and Man! There is no other point in the history of this world that this claim can be made. If you have any issues pertaining to the flesh, the humanity of Jesus KNOWS 100% what is needed for you! If you have any issues pertaining to the spirit, the divinity of Jesus KNOWS 100% what is needed for you!

Rest in this fact!

I depart with the following Scripture passage:

2 Corinthians 5:19

“that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation."



  • To have been called by GOD is a precious gift one that I have received and am now seeking Seminary school. The above commenter is completely correct in accordance with church doctrine, the bible it self and my own experience. To be 100% man means Jesus do in fact understand all that we as humans go thru, this may seem strange especially in this modern world that is so very different from the world as it was 2,000 years ago. But even in this time the experience of humans is basically the same. We all have desires we all feel temptation, there are those who are possessed by daemons, even in today’s world. I know that in my own experience I have been clinically dead 7 times. Yet I am still here and I know in my soul it is Only by GOD's grace. So my faith is strong.

    To one who grapples with the concept of Jesus being both 100% GOD and 100% man I say this. Had GOD not walked among us as our "Kinsman Redeemer" precisely as the commenter before me so eloquently put it. Note that in the old testament Jacob was sold into slavery by his brothers, so in some since we who claim the GOD of Jacob, are claiming a heritage that was sold into slavery. By Jesus our "Kinsman Redeemer" the Seed of Abraham was ransomed from slavery. By the blood of a perfect sacrifice which is Jesus Christ.

    I would like to farther annotate one thing Christ is a title not part of HIS name, it is the Greek from of the Hebrew word Messiah.

    A simple aside to the original post, I think this blog has no comments until now because your answer was both clearly inspired and to the point in a very simply manner. I also note that you completed the post a little after 1am. I understand this as my best inspiration often comes in the hours between 1 and 3 am.

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