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The only reason Jesus Christ was perfect and sin free was because He was God manifest in the flesh... fully God and fully man.
How could Jesus have been fully man if he never sinned? If all men are under the curse of sin and Jesus never sinned it goes to reason that he could
not have been fully man, if he was fully man then it goes to reason that he did sin because all men sin. If he was fully man and never sinned then
original sin does not exist and we can all be perfect like Jesus was if we really try.
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He was fully man because, as stated in John 1:14, He was manifest in the flesh. He was born to a human woman and lived as a human being for 33 years.
He got tired like us, hungered and thirsted like us. He sweat, bled, cried, and did everything else that a human being does... except sin. He was
tempted like us, except He didn't give in to temptation like we often do. Original sin does indeed exist, because in Romans 3:23 we see that ALL have
sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.
I understand your argument, because I used to make the same argument. Jesus is His human name. His (for lack of a better word) God name is "the
Word". The Trinity consists of the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit. Often times the Word is replaced with the Son, but they are one in the
same. We see in John 1...
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things
were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the
darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.
then, as mentioned before, we see in verse 14..
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full
of grace and truth.
So in John chapter 1 we see that the Word IS God. We see everything was created through the Word, and that the Word is the light and life of all
mankind. Then we see the Word was manifest in the flesh... this is where the Word (God) became the human man Jesus. We see in Matthew 1:20 where
Jesus gets His human name from...
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take
Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name
Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
The fact that Jesus was fully God AND fully man is the only reason that He was able to not sin. He overcame the sins of the flesh with His Holiness.
You must realize that because Jesus is God, that He could have called a legion of angels down on the Pharisees or the Roman guards at anytime, but he
humbled himself and He knew that His destiny here on Earth was to die the sacrificial death for the sin of all mankind, which is the greatest act of
love in history.
Finally, the ultimate Biblical proof that Jesus was God AND Man. In Psalm 8:4-6 we see...
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?
5 You have made them a little lower than the angels
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You made them rulers over the works of your hands;
you put everything under their feet:
We see here that God made man a little lower than the angels. Now in Hebrews 2:9 we see..
9 But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that
by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
We see here that Jesus was made a little lower than the angels for a little while
. So in John 1 we see that the Word was God and was manifest
in the flesh. In Matthew 1 we see that The Word was given the name Jesus when He was manifest in the flesh. In Psalm 8 we see that God made man a
little lower than the angels, and in Hebrews 2 we see that Jesus was made a little lower than the angels for a while, meaning that He was made a man
for a little while. In conclusion... Jesus = 100% God and 100% man.
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