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Monday, April 23, 2018

Update: Jesus Christ Had A Body, Soul & Spirit

When Jesus came to earth, He took on human form. Meaning, Christ had a human body; a human spirit; and a soul. Jesus was a man in every respect while retaining His divine nature. I realize this might appear to violate the law of contradiction; however, Christ didn't come to earth without taking on the flesh. Therefore, Christ taking on the form of a man, yet retaining His divine nature do not violate the law of contradiction because Christ in all respects had a human nature; however, He did not change. The Bible describes Jesus as having a body, spirit, and soul. For people who deny this, they refuse what the Bible plainly says. Most of the time, the Bible uses hyperbolic language, but in some instances, the literal meaning applies.

Matthew 26:38 that his “soul is very sorrowful, even to death.” Jesus had a soul. 

John 11:33–35, Jesus is “deeply moved in his spirit and greatly troubled,” and even weeps. Jesus had emotions, thoughts, will, etc. Jesus took on human form to dwell among man and ultimately to save them through His death, burial, and resurrection. 

John 1:14 means at least this, and more: “The Word became flesh.” His humanity became one of the first tests of orthodoxy (1 John 4:2; 2 John 7). He was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28) and hungry (Matthew 4:2). He became physically weak (Matthew 4:11; Luke 23:26). He died (Luke 23:46). And he had a real human body after his resurrection (Luke 24:39; John 20:20, 27).

In the Garden, before the Jewish authorities seized Jesus, He asked God if there was another way to save humans, that it be done. Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. (Luke 22:42). But God ultimately answered by sacrificing Christ for the sin of the world. In other words, Jesus dying on the cross was the only way for Salvation.  

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