If Jesus is God why didn’t He know when the judgement day was?

Author: BibleAsk Team

Jesus and Judgement Day

In the passage regarding judgement day that you are referring to in Matthew 24:36, Jesus says: “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” As a man on earth, Christ voluntarily limited His knowledge and power to the capacities of human beings in order that His own perfect life might be an example of how we should live, and that His ministry might be a pattern we could follow, aided by the same divine guidance and help that were His.

The Bible says that “Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men (Luke 2:52). His childhood and youth were years of gradual development of His physical, mental, and spiritual powers. The child Jesus was not given supernatural wisdom above that of other normal children. He thought, spoke, and behaved with the wisdom of a child.

But at each stage of His growth was perfect, with the simple, natural grace of a sinless life. The atmosphere in which Jesus grew up—the great wickedness of Nazareth—allowed Him to face all the conflicts which we have to meet, yet even in childhood and youth His life was not stained by a single wrong thought or act.

The Incarnation

Jesus Christ was divine, but He took our human nature, mysteriously blending the two natures in one  (John 1:14). That He might enter into all the experiences of mankind, Christ became man. He became a man so completely and fully that it can never be said that He is a stranger to any temptation, any sorrow, any trial or suffering that men must pass through.

Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people” (Hebrews 2:17). The Son of God accepted humanity when the race had been weakened by four thousand years of sin. Like every child of Adam, He accepted the results of the working of the great law of heredity. He was allowed to meet life’s dangers that every person faces, to fight the battle as every child of humanity must fight it, with risk of failing.

In His service,
BibleAsk Team

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