Lesson 3 - Section 4 - Question 5 of 17 

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The Physical Nature of Jesus, the Son of God:

Let's take a brief look at why it was so critical that Jesus leave being in the form of God...and to take on the form of man in the flesh:

"For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh," Romans 8:3 (NAS)

"For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One (Jesus) who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 4:15, (NAS)

"Surely our griefs He himself bore, and our sorrows He carried; yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, and by His scourging we are healed. All of us like sheep have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; but the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on Him. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He did not open His mouth; like a lamb that is led to slaughter, and like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, so He did not open His mouth." Isaiah 53:4-7 (a prophesy about the coming Christ - NAS)

"Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin," 1 Peter 4:1 (NAS)


According to the scriptures above, why was it critical for Jesus to become flesh when He came to this earth?

  1. So that no one could recognize that He was God.
  2. So that he could show people by example that you can live pain-free, problem-free lives in this body.
  3. Jesus "became flesh" so that His physical blood could be shed on the cross for our sins...and so that in the flesh, he could be "tempted in all things as we are" and "sympathize with our weaknesses."

Wouldn't Recognize Pain-Free Life Death, Temptation...