Many wonder if Jesus possessed pre-sin humanity or post-sin humanity? The belief that Jesus came with Adam’s unfallen nature is opposed to the clear teachings of the Bible. Jesus had a human nature exactly like ours. Let’s review the following scriptures:
”For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren” (Hebrews 2:11). Brothers are of one flesh and family nature. “For verily he took not on him the nature of angels; but he took on him the seed of Abraham” (Hebrews 2:16).
Jesus did not take a sinless nature but He had the same nature that Abraham’s children possessed. He was tempted in the same way we are, yet He never once yielded to or entertained sin. He remained undefiled by sin and was always totally pure and holy. “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” (Hebrews 2:17).
“Was made of the seed of David according to the flesh” (Romans 1:3). Jesus, like all others, inherited the nature of David after the flesh, but He did not yield to the inherent weaknesses of that nature. “For as much then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same” (Hebrews 2:14). Jesus really did enter into the same nature man possessed.
Jesus had no advantage over us in overcoming sin. He fought the enemy in the same nature and by the same spiritual weapons that are available to us. He became our example in everything and accepted the results of the law of heredity. And by being subject to our heredity, He was able to share our sorrows, trials, and demonstrate the way to a holy life.
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