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Briana Smith | The New Testament | October 18, 2020
There are a few ways in which Yeshua can be viewed regarding his humanism. The New Testament tells us the Messiah is separate in order to showcase the trinity. We know God sent His only Son because it tells us in Romans 8:3, “For God has done what the law weakened by the flesh, could not do; by sending His own Son, He condemned the flesh.
Galatians 4:4 tells us that “God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law.” God made Adam without “original sin”, which is what we have and gives us our sinful nature. Only one person other than Adam and Eve can claim this “title “, Jesus. The idea that Adam (pre fall of man) is a direct parallel to Yeshua, is apparent. Sin entered the world through a sinless being, and it must leave the same way. For the Covenant Theology to add up, Jesus must be flesh and blood like we are. “And the word became from and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory. Glory of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). Yeshua suffered, overcame temptation, and felt alone at times, emotions we all experience.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who is in every aspect has been tempted as we are.” Hebrews 4:15.
Another view on His humanity was brought to light by a Scottish professor named T. F. Torrance, he said for Yeshua to save us from sin, He had to take our sin, much like the scapegoat used on the Day of Atonement in the Old Testament. His theory is widely used throughout the church(es) of the world, even though it was a radical concept in its day.
There are many verses that highlight His humanity, whether you agree with the theory presented is a different subject matter. The parallel with Adam seems to be logical, as Jesus suffered and lived on this Earth like all of us. “But He made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of man” (Philippians 2:7.)
“Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself partook of the same things, that through death He might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil.” (Hebrews 2:14).
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