Theological essay on the humanity of Christ.
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David J. Keyser, Ph.D. ** Christian Theology ** This book is about the humanity of Jesus Christ. The Christian Church has neglected this important Christian truth for too long. An understanding of the humanity of Jesus has been sacrificed to our understanding of his divinity. He is indeed Divine. But it is a costly mistake to forget about his humanity; it is here that we find our identity with Him.
Believers will easily accept His divinity and even fight vigorously to defend it. But if you try to "flesh out" a true understanding of Christ's humanity, a humanity that was just like our own, the sparks begin to fly. This is because the humanity of Jesus offends people. And it offends precisely because of his divinity. The idea of a man who claims to be God is offensive. He is then no longer remote. He is no longer apart from us. He is no longer far away. He is not avoidable. This offended religious people in Jesus' day. It still offends religious people. They can not keep him at bay. It should not be offensive, however, to anyone who really wants to know Jesus and walk with him as a way of life. To that person his humanity is good news indeed.