JIM’S QUESTION:

 

Since we know that Jesus is God incarnate or 100% God and 100% man. Where did He (Jesus) get His blood?

 

And please don't say Immaculate Conception.

 

Jim

 

 

CRAIG’S ANSWER:

 

Jim~

 

You asked where Jesus got his blood, and you also asked me not to say he got it from the Immaculate Conception.

 

I won’t say that Jesus’ blood came from a sinless mother (Mary) giving birth, because I don’t believe she was “immaculate.”  Mary was a sinner like you and me, and she expressed her need of a Savior.

 

The “Immaculate Conception” is a Roman Catholic doctrine that says Mary gave birth as a sinless deity and was then assumed into heaven.  This is, quite frankly, ridiculous!

 

Jesus was born a man, not a deity.  The scripture teaches us that Jesus was made LIKE his “brethren” in ALL ways.

 

·          Hebrews 2:17-18 Therefore, He (Jesus) had to be made like His brethren in all things, that He might become a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.  18 For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered, He is able to come to the aid of those who are tempted. NAS

 

Where did He (Jesus) get His blood? 

 

Well Jim, he had to get his blood through Mary, his mother, since mitochondrial DNA is passed on from the mother.  Jesus was made like us in every way, and as such, according to Hebrews 2:18, which says, “For since He Himself was tempted in that which He has suffered.” 

 

Now I would like to pose a question to you… how can Jesus be “100% God” if he was “tempted?”  God cannot be tempted, according to James 1:13-14.

 

·          James 1:13-14 Let no one say when he is tempted, "I am tempted by God"; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.  14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed.  NKJV

 

Now please don’t say he was tempted as the “man” part, but not as the “God” part.  Jesus was tempted 40 days in the wilderness (see Matthew 4:1ff). 

 

The idea of a “god-man” originates in dualism, and is rooted in Roman Catholic Trinity theology Jim.  I will acknowledge there are passages of scripture that need to be reconciled with regard to the deity of Christ, but the overwhelming majority of the NT plainly refers to Jesus as a “man” and not as “God.”  For example (see below):

 

·          1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.  NAS

 

Jim, how can Jesus be 100% God, and at the same time be the “mediator” between “God” and “man?”

 

As long as you believe Jesus is 100% God and 100% man, you CANNOT reconcile where his blood came from Jim.  It is impossible.  However, if you see Jesus as conceived BY God in Mary’s womb, you have no problem reconciling where his blood came from.

 

The following passage of scripture from Acts chapter 17 reconciles where Jesus’ blood comes from Jim, and it also distinguishes him as a “man” apart from the “God” who appointed him to judge the world:

 

Acts 17:24-31

 

24 God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands.

 

25 Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.

 

26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

 

27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;

 

28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, 'For we are also His offspring.'

 

29 Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising.

 

30 Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent,

 

31 because He (GOD) has appointed a day on which He (GOD) will judge the world in righteousness by the Man (JESUS) whom He (GOD) has ordained. He (GOD) has given assurance of this to all by raising Him (JESUS) from the dead." 

NKJV

 

I hope this is helpful Jim; this can be a confusing topic, and most Christians just sweep it under the rug of ignorance and say, “Well, you have to taker it by faith.”  What they mean is that you cannot have a REASON for what you believe, IF it conflicts with their blessed theology.

 

God bless you Jim,

 

Craig

 

The Bible Answer Stand Ministry

craig@bibleanswerstand.org

 

 

 


 

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