Fully Man. Fully God.

Posted: June 9, 2016 in Theology
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When it comes to the deity of Jesus, a lot of our students get the question on how do we prove that Jesus is human and at the same time, how on earth can He be God. So we come to a discussion in our small group on who Christ is.

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Fully Man

Jesus is 100% human. He was born of a woman (Matt.1:18). He went through the process of being a child in the womb of a mother. He had a human body. As a child, “he grew and became strong” (Luke 2:40). He grew tired from a journey (John 4:6). He got hungry (Matt. 4:2). He got thirsty (John 19:28). He had a mind like ours as he went through a learning process (Luke 2:52). He felt the full range of emotions as we read that he wept when his friend died (John 11:35). He would feel troubled (John 12:27) or sorrowful (Matt. 26:38).

…Yet He was sinless. (1 John 3:5)

Fully God

This discussion does not end with the humanity of Jesus. We discuss that He is fully God as well. He is the only recorded virgin birth in history (Matt. 1:18). No one else can claim that. Even if science would put sperm in a fertilized ovary, there would never be a case of virgin birth except that of Jesus. It is supernatural, and only God can do that. Jesus appeared in the Old Testament (see THIS POST for reference). He has control over the weather (Mark 4:35-41). He heals the sick and raise the dead (see the Gospel accounts and we see Jesus healing the sick over and over again). He is the Alpha and Omega (Rev. 22:13).

So what is our response if Jesus is fully Man and fully God?

He is the only one who can serve as mediator between God and Man (1 Tim. 2:5). We don’t go to a priest or to the saints because we ourselves are allowed to come to God since we (who believe in Christ and are under His Lordship) are priests (1 Peter 2:9). We can worship Jesus because He is Fully God (Phil. 2:9-11).

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Comments
  1. Steven Hoyt says:

    words mean things. “fully” means “completely”. to say jesus is fully man and fully god is to say jesus is a combination of the two, not fully one or the other; much like cake being fully egg and fully sugar and fully milk.

    i don’t think that should be hard for anyone to understand unless the statement is that jesus is one rather than a combination. in such a case, there’s nothing to say but that we’ve uttered incoherent and literal nonsense. the trinity would be a perfect example of this: sabelianism and tritheism where each is affirmed and denied and at the same time, nothing one can purport to believe because all explanations entail to “it’s a mystery”.

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