When Did God Become a Human?

When Did God Become a Human?

At one point, the most precious person in the universe was the size of a poppy seed. So when people advocate for abortion at any point in pregnancy, remember when God became a human.

At some point in time, the son of God became the son of man. Do you know when that happened? Do you know when the hypostatic union happened? Do you know when full divinity embodied full humanity?

When did God become a human?

It’s an important question. Just as it’s impossible to understand the hope of Resurrection Sunday without understanding Easter Friday, it’s impossible to understand the hope of Christmas and Jesus’ birth without understanding his incarnation.

Jesus’ incarnation, birth, death, resurrection (and return) are the sum of the gospel. Meaning Jesus’ incarnation is part of the good news, so we need to understand it.

The incarnation is part of the Christmas story. It’s about God becoming human—or as the Bible says in John 1:14, God becoming “flesh.” It’s about the miraculous conception of Jesus in his virgin mother’s womb.

Many of us take Jesus’ incarnation for granted. So many of us fail to understand why it’s so crucial. God became human because humans sinned against God. Jesus becoming fully human while fully God was the only way for him to become the mediator between God and humans (1 Timothy 2:5).

Jesus’ incarnation is the answer to the question: how can a holy God forgive humans for breaking his law? How can a just God forgive sinners without punishing the sin? Just as a good judge can’t simply forgive a murderer no matter how remorseful they are, God can’t simply forgive our sin—he has to punish it.

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