THE HUMANITY OF CHRIST
Introduction:We have seen that the Word of God presents Jesus Christ as one who is truly God, and then that as God He became incarnate in human nature. We shall now see that this human nature of His was genuine and complete. If the Deity of Christ is important, so also is His Humanity.
THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF CHRIST AS OF ONE WHO IS TRULY HUMAN
He is Called by Names Which Imply Human Nature1 Tim. 2:5 "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus."
John 8:40 "But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham."
1 Cor. 15:21, 47 "For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead."
"The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
John 5:27 ASV "The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven."
Matt. 1:1 "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."
Mark 6:3 "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him."
Luke 2:12, 43 "And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger."
"And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it."
Certain Expressions Also Imply a True Human NatureHeb. 2:14 "Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil."
Rom. 1:3 "Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David according to the flesh."
Rom. 9:5 "Whose are the fathers, and of whom as concerning the flesh Christ came, who is over all, God blessed for ever. Amen."
Acts 2:30 "Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit on his throne."