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...were not fully man, and only God pretending to be human, then there is no triumph in his perfection. If there is no success in his perfection, then there cannot be any sacrifice. However, if God were man, but not completely God, then he would not have the power or authority over sin. If Jesus could sin, he could not be the sacrificial lamb. And Man would not have any atonement.
John writes that the Word was both with God and that the Word was God and that Jesus (the word) was with God in the beginning and that through him (Jesus) all things were made (John 1.1,2). Not only did John understand that Jesus was God, but Jesus himself did. He said, “He who has seen Me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” (John 14.9). Jesus was not saying that he is literally the Father, but that he is one in essence with the Father, that he is incarnate God.
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