Jesus. God, Man Or Both?

Q. I am hoping that you can clear up your answer to me on 11/4 where you state “… that in some way we don’t understand He gave up His God-like powers when He came to Earth and became fully (and only) man.” However, in one of your earlier answers you state “Spirit led study will bring one to the conclusion that Jesus is God, and Hebrews 1:8 the Father is quoted as calling Jesus God, and the fact that Jesus is God in the flesh is well documented.”

Please forgive me if I seem somewhat confused, but it seems to me that in your answer to me you say that Jesus was only a man and not God in the flesh, but in the other answers you cite Jesus as being God as well as Man in His human form. Of course, Jesus was fully God and Man, that is why I cannot understand your first quote above.

A. Maybe Paul can clear this up for us.

(Jesus) who being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death even death on a cross! (Phil 2:6-8)

I’m sorry to have confused you, but I never said that Jesus was not God in the flesh. As Paul said above, Jesus was God, but when He came to Earth He became a man and purposely limited His abilities to those available to a man. This is how He could say that we would do even greater things than He did (John 14:12), and this is why He didn’t know the details of His 2nd Coming, which is what prompted this line of questioning in the first place.

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