The Humanity of Jesus Christ

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HUMAN NAMES ARE ASCRIBLED TO HIM
Rabboni (John 20:16), Messiah or Christ (John 1:41; 4:25; Luke 2:26), Jesus (Matt. 1:21), Master (Matt. 9:19), Son of man (Matt. 8:20), Son of Mary (Mark 6:3), and Son of Abraham and David (Matt. 1:1), Seed and Offspring of David (Rom. 1:3; Rev. 5:5; 22:16), The Second Man and The Last Adam (1 Cor. 15:45-47), The King of the Jews (Matt. 2:2), Lamb of God (John 1:29), and other names which prove His humanity.
HE IS CALLED A "BABE," A "CHILD," AND A "MAN "
(Luke 2:16; Isa. 9:6; Acts 17:31; 1 Tim. 2:4, 5; Rom. 5:12-21; John 8:40; Acts 2:22; 1 Cor. 15:21, 45-47).
PROPHECY THAT HE WAS TO BE BORN OF A HUMAN MOTHER PROVES HIS HUMANITY.
(Matt. 1:18-25; 2:2; Luke 1:32-35; 2:1-52; Gal. 4:4).
HE HAD FLESH AND BLOOD LIKE ALL OTHER MEN.
(John 1:14; Heb. 2:14, 15; 1 John 4:1-6; Luke 24:39; John 19:34).
HE HAD A HUMAN BODY EVEN AFTER THE RESURRECTION.
(Luke 24:39; John 20:27).
HE HAD HUMAN LIMITATIONS AND PASSIONS LIKE MEN.
He wept (John 11:35), hungered (Matt. 4:1-11), thirsted (John 4:7; 19:28), slept (Matt. 8:24), Grew weary (John 4:6), sorrowed (Isa. 53:3-4), suffered Physical agony ( Luke 22:44), craved sympathy (Matt. 26:36-40; Luke 22:15-27), was tempted in all points as men (Heb. 4:14-16), suffered Physical death (John 19:30; 1 Cor. 15:3), and endured many human sufferings.
HE WAS HUMAN IN ALL THINGS.
And was subject to physical, mental, and moral conditions of existence as other men (Heb. 2:14-17; 4:14-16).
HE LIVED A NORMAL HUMAN LIFE.
In total dependence upon God in prayer and faith for daily grace for body, soul, and spirit, as all human beings should do (John 5:30_46; 6:57; 7:16; 8:27-29; Heb. 5:7-9; Phil. 2:5-10).
HE WAS LIMITED IN WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, AND POWER LIKE OTHER MEN AND WAS SUBORDINATE TO THE FATHER.
In fact, His human nature is denied only by antichrists and demons (1 John 2:18-23; 4:1-6).
 
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"HE WAS LIMITED IN WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, AND POWER LIKE OTHER MEN AND WAS SUBORDINATE TO THE FATHER."

What is the process called that describes Jesus doing this? Giving up his Deity? The knowledge that he gave up is interesting. He did recall the Glory he had with his Father. Yet he had to learn scripture.
If Jesus didn’t have to learn, then how can He truly understand what it is like to be human? Giving up all knowledge and regaining it as a man. Having to learn where he came from and his mission.

I understand he received all of his power from the Father. So giving up his own power was no problem as he gained his Father's power.

Giving up and regaining knowledge of his mission must have been a harder process.
 
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What Did Christ Empty himself?

The various doctrine books teach that Christ possessed all the glory, nature, and attributes of God during His earthly life just as much as when He was in the form of God. They give us proof for their conclusion that Christ had:
1. Omnipotence (Matt. 8:16, 26-27; Luke 4:35-41; 5:25; 7:14-15; 8:54-55; Eph. 1:20-23; Heb. 1:3).
2. Omniscience (Mark 2:8; Luke 5:4-5, 22; 22:10-12; John 1:48; 2:24-25; 4:15-19; 6:64; 13:1; 16:30; 21:17; Col. 2:3).
3. Omnipresence (Matt. 18:20; 28:20; John 3:13; 14:20; 2 Cor. 13:5; Eph. 1:13).
4. Eternity (John 1:1; 17:5; 8:58; Mic. 5:2; Col. 1:17; Heb. 13:8; 1 John 1:1).
5. Immutability (Heb. 1:12; 13:8).
These passages can be seen that not one passage teaches that Christ had used these attributes of Himself while on Earth. The majority of them refer to the power Christ had to heal, read the thoughts of men, and do certain works by the direct anointing of the Spirit and not by being God manifest in the flesh. Some of them refer to Christ before His earthly life while still in the form of God. The rest of them refer to Christ after His earthly life when He was exalted and had His glory restored to Him as before becoming man. Thus not one of them refers to Christ as acting of Himself without the anointing of the Spirit and because He was God in the flesh, having all the natural attributes and powers that God had from all eternity.
The true Biblical teaching of THE KENOSIS OF CHRIST is that in taking human form He divested Himself of His divine attributes, or at least power to use them, having laid aside His God-form and voluntarily given up His glory which He had with the Father before the world was and become limited in knowledge, wisdom, power, glory, and in every way that man was, and that He retained His deity or His divine nature.
The Bible further teaches that He was man of a woman without a human father and was, therefore, free from the fallen human nature that came through Adam and His descendants (Luke 1:32-35; Rom. 8:3; Gal. 4:4).It could not be that Christ laid aside His divine nature, for then He would cease being God. Paul did not say He ceased being God, but that He laid aside His God-form and EMPTIED HIMSELF of everything that would hinder Him from being a true and real human being and "in all things" like His brethren (Heb. 2:9-18). The following prove this to be the true Biblical teaching of the KENOSIS OF CHRIST:
1. This harmonizes perfectly with every Scripture given by the various writers. If Christ retained all divine attributes or the free use of them in becoming man, then of what did He empty Himself? And how could we harmonize all the many limitations of His earthly life with the fact that He was equal with God in every sense? If God,with all divine attributes, is as limited as Christ was in His earthly life, then God is not so much greater than man after all. On the other hand, if God is as infinite and great as He is revealed in the Bible to be, and Christ demonstrated just the opposite in His earthly life, then it must be concluded that Christ divested Himself of the divine powers in taking human form.
 
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The manifestation of attributes as given by the above-stated opinion can be explained as operations of the gifts of the Holy Spirit of 1 Cor. 12:4-11, which Christ possessed to the full. The limitations of Christ in knowledge and wisdom cannot be explained and harmonized with the fact that Christ had omniscience, His limitations in power and His powerlessness to act and do things in Himself cannot be harmonized with the fact that He had his original attribute of omnipotence. These and other facts make it clear that Christ's emptying Himself in reality includes the laying aside of His attributes and powers or at least limitations of them in becoming man.

Also look at Post 107 & 109 of Jesus Christ Not The Father Or the Holy Ghost.

"a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Tim. 2:15).
 
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