How is Jesus Christ both human and divine?

When we look at the Virgin Birth, we see both Jesus’ divinity and His humanity. In Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 1:26-38, we find the account of the angel Gabriel coming to Mary, a virgin, to tell her how she will conceive in her womb by the Holy Spirit and have a child. She is given a description of Jesus as Holy One, Savior, Son of God, and more. The bloodline is passed down by the man. No blood in the baby is from the mother, therefore no sin would be passed down (Romans 5:12). Jesus was born perfect because of the nature of the Holy Spirit of God. At the same time, Jesus was born human because of the nature of Mary. Jesus is the perfect Man, the God-Man.

Since Jesus was fully God, He could do the miraculous, such as healing the blind and lame, casting out demons, and raising the dead. (See Matthew 8, Mark 5, John 9.)

Then there are the claims of Jesus. In John 8:58 Jesus said, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” And in John 10:30, “I and My Father are one.” In John 14:9, He proclaimed, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father.” All of this points to Jesus’ divinity.

However, Jesus had the qualities of Man. He ate, drank, slept, and bled. For example, in Luke 5:30, Jesus is asked, “Why do You eat and drink with tax collectors and sinners?” In Mark 4:38, there is a storm on the sea and Jesus is, “…in the stern, asleep on a pillow.” We clearly see the humanity of Jesus in Scripture as He is beaten and crucified. Jesus suffered, bled, and died. Here are a few passages that express that: Luke 22:44, John 19:34, Mark 15:37.

Praise the Lord for Jesus’ divinity and His humanity because it is through both that we can be cleansed from all our sin. (See 1 John 1:7.)