<430840> John 8:40 ? ?ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth?;

<440222> Acts 2:22 ? ?Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God unto you?;

<450515> Romans 5:15 ? ?the one man, Jesus Christ?; <461521>1 Corinthians 15:21 ? ?by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead?;

<540205> 1 Timothy 2:5 ? ?one mediator also between God and men, himself man, Christ Jesus.? Compare the genealogies in <400101>Matthew 1:1-17 and

<420323> Luke 3:23-38, the former of which proves Jesus to be in the royal line and the latter of which proves him to be in the natural line of succession from David and the former tracing back his lineage to Abraham and the latter to Adam. Christ is therefore the son of David and of the stock of Israel. Compare also the phrase ?Sea of man,? e. g ., in <402028>Matthew 20:28, which, however much it may mean in addition, certainly indicates the veritable humanity of Jesus. Compare, finally, the term ?flesh? = human nature applied to him in <430114>John 1:14 ? ?And the Word became flesh,? and in <620402>1 John 4:2 ? ?every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God.?

?Jesus is the true Son of man whom he proclaimed himself to be. This implies that he is the representative of all humanity. Consider for a moment what is implied in your being a man. How many parents had you? You answer, two. How many grandparents? You answer, four. How many great-grandparents? Eight. How many great great grandparents? Sixteen, So the number of your ancestors increases as you go further back, and if you take in only twenty generations, you will have to reckon yourself as the outcome of more than a million progenitors. The name Smith or Jones, which you bear, represents only one strain of all those million; you might almost as well bear any other name because your existence is more an expression of the race at large than of any particular family or line. What is true of you was true on the human side of the Lord Jesus. In him all the lines of our common humanity converged. He was the Son of man, far more than he was Son of Mary?; see A. H. Strong, Sermon before the London Baptist Congress.

(b) He possessed the essential elements of human nature as at present constituted ? a material body and a rational soul. <402638> Matthew 26:38 ? ?My soul is exceeding sorrowful?; <431133>John 11:33 ? ?he groaned in the spirit?; <402626>Matthew 26:26 ? ?This is my body?; 28 ? ?this is my blood?; <422439>Luke 24:39 ? ?a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having?; <580214>Hebrews 2:14 ? ?Since then the children are sharers in flesh and blood, he also himself in like manner partook of the same?; <620101>1 John 1:1 ? ?that which we have heard, that which we have seen with our eyes, that which we beheld, and our hands

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