Lesson 11 The Humanity of CHRIST
Certain things were required of CHRIST in order that HE be our SAVIOUR. It was necessary for JESUS to not only be Divine and virgin-born, but HE had to be a true man as well. HE was like us in every respect except one. HE was sinless.
I Timothy 2:5 For there is one GOD, and one mediator between GOD and men, the man (human) CHRIST JESUS.
JESUS had to be made like us in order to be a “faithful high priest in things pertaining to GOD.
Hebrews 2:17. Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.
JESUS was born under the law so that HE might redeem us from the law.
Galatians 4:4-5 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.
The first Adam brought sin and death. CHRIST, the second Adam, brought resurrection and life.
I Corinthians 15:21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
In this lesson we will look as some scriptural proof of CHRIST´s humanity.
JESUS was given human names
Matthew 1:21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
In I Timothy 2:5 (quoted above) JESUS is called a man.
The phrase “Son of man” emphasizes HIS humanity. It occurs 77 times in the Scripture.
Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
As he was dying, Stephen saw JESUS and called HIM “Son of man”.
Acts 7:56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.
JESUS had human ancestry
To get a puppy you must have dog parents. In order that JESUS be human HE must have had a human parent. HE had a human parent in the person of HIS mother, Mary.
Luke 2:7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
Galatians 4:4 But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,
JESUS was born of the seed and lineage of David.
Acts 13:23 Of this man's seed hath God according to his promise raised unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:
In Matthew 1:1-16 the genealogy of CHRIST is traced from Abraham to CHRIST.
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
JESUS possessed a physical nature.
John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.
Hebrews 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;
To deny that JESUS CHRIST is a man is a mark of antichrist.
I John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.