Thank you. After reading those, I gather that His human soul is combined with His divine essence (second person of the Trinity) in His glorified body, as one Person, fully human and fully divine. Is that correct?
Personally, I believe when Jesus was born as a newborn human baby, it was very clear he was not a normal person to those witnessing it, I think he probably was able to speak right away and able to have complex discussions, as well as walking, standing, etc
While it would be somewhat inaccurate to speak of “parts” being “inside” the body, (a human being, or human-divine being, **is his body); **. Our LORD is one being! Wherever his body is, there is all of HIM.
Well, for a baby to be conceived in the first place, male sperm is needed, we know this didnt happen with the birth of Jesus…thus my point, this was a unique event, and he was a unique baby/ person, so I dont think the normal rules applied.
But given that the Scriptures say nothing about our LORD being any kind of “superkid”, that is all conjecture.
The birth of our LORD in the absence of male DNA is just the reverse of what happened with Eve, who formed from Adam’s body, in the absence of female DNA. This was miraculous, but did not make her Wonder Woman.
My understanding is that the soul is the ‘principle of life’, it animates the body. The soul can exist without the body, but the body can’t continue existing without the soul. Apparently when we die, our nature changes from ‘human’ to ‘pure spirit’. Except for Christ, everyone in Heaven exists as a pure spirit, the highest form of being.
This brings up another issue I find very confusing. After the Final Judgement, these pure spirits will again be joined to a body. That’s a huge demotion, going from pure spirit, the highest form of being, to a being that has a body. Even if it’s a glorified body, it’s still a huge downgrade.
This too, is something I’ve thought about, but don’t understand.
Possible. I think otherwise, though. God could have incarnated himself in any way, but he chose to lower himself to a man. Could he have spoken? Sure. But in taking on our humanity, I believe he did so in regards to childhood development, too.
The bible also left out a big chunk of his childhood years, so who knows what happened during this time.
I wouldnt exactly say he was some kind of superkid, but he WAS ‘God’ so to speak as well as man, so I just think he was probably different from other babies, would you really need to teach God how to crawl and then to walk, or teach him the alphabet/ numbers, etc…no, he had all the knowledge about creation with him at all times, I think he was probably teaching Mary and Joseph during his younger years.