Someone said about Jesus Christ that He is “the meeting place of eternity and time, the blending of deity and humanity, the junction of heaven adn earth.” SD Gordon and that “Christ is God spelling Himself out in language that man can understand.”
A correct understanding of the perfection and complete absence of sin in both natures of Christ (divine and human) is vital to the understanding of the plan of salvation. It is equally important to understand the sinfulness of hyman nature in the descendants of Adam.
A faulty Understanding of the plan of salvation. This is where great men who have distinguished themselves with their studies on the subject of salvation have stumbled; therefore, we need to study the subject with humility and with a prayerful attitude that the Holy Spirit may guide us so we do not repeat the same mistakes.
Through the incarnation, the majest and glory of heaven, the Eternal Word, the Creator and Lord of the universe was hidden in human form. The Son of God became the Son of man. This expression is used over 80 times in the New TEstament.
Taking humanity upon Himself, He became one with the human race. Only thus could he redeem lost humanity. In His incarnation He became flesh.
He felt hunger, thirst and weariness. He was nourished by food and invigorated by sleep. He partook of man’s lot, desiring human sympathy and needing divine assistance. Yet He remained the Son of God.
While Christ was in the world, He was tempted and tried. Hew as touched with our infirmities, yet He lived a life completely free of sin. His humanity was real and genuine. He had to go through various stages of growth as any other member of hte human race.
Although Christ had all the physical needs of a human being after the race had lived for thousand years of degeneration and isn, was He exactly similar to the descendants of Adam? Did he have the passions and sinful tendancies inherent to the human beings after the fall? Could Christ say like David and Paul “I was shapen in iniquity and in sin did my mother conceive me?” “it was no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleith in me?”
Here is the answer:
“Christ was to take His position at the head of humanity by taking the nature but not the sinfulness of man” Sings of the Times 1901
“We should have no misgivings in regard to the perfect sinlessness of the human nature of Christ.” SDA BC 1131
The Majesty of heaven was unsullied with corruption…. 2T 508-50
Christ the second Adam did not possess the passions and tendencies in herent in the disobedient descendants of Adam. Therefore, Hew was not “altogether human, as we are”. because this could not be.
Since Christ took on human nature upon Himself, without a spot of sin, without inherent propensities to sin, He possessed the same moral and spiritual condition as Adam before the fall. And as He came to redeem those who were affected by Adam’s transgression, hewa sunder the same law as Adam was, But concerning His physical condition, Christ had a disadvantage in comparison with ADam. Yet He conquered Satan showing that Adam did not have to fall for he could perfectly obey the law of God.
Christ was perfect, without sin, both in His divine and human nature. Challenging the Pharisees, He said, “Which of you convicts me of sin?”