Answer: Jesus spiritual life was transferred to Mary’s womb, his life was made flesh and he was born a perfect baby as the angel Gabriel prophesied to Mary. “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. (32) He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David; (33) and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and His kingdom will have no end. … (35)The angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God. … (37) For nothing will be impossible with God.” (Luke 1:31-33,35,37 NASB)
Gabriel says that Jesus will be a “holy Child” indicating that our Lord was born perfect. (Luke 1:35) When he grew into manhood, he would be a ransom or corresponding price for Adam who was a perfect man when he sinned.
Unlike angels who materialize so that men can see them, Jesus’ nature was changed to that of a human being. This is why Jesus is frequently called in the Scriptures the son of Man. “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death.” (Matt. 20:18 NASB). “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 NASB) “But Jesus said to him,‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?'” (Luke 22:48 NASB) “No one has ascended into heaven, but He who descended from heaven: the Son of Man.” (John 3:13 NASB)
The apostle Paul confirms that Jesus was born a human being in Gal. 4:4 (NASB): “But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law.” He adds in Heb. 2:14 (NASB): “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He [Jesus] Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil,”
The apostle John writes, “By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; (3) and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. (1 John 4:2,3 NASB) He adds in 2 John 1:7 (Phillips): “For the world is becoming full of impostors – men who will not admit that Jesus the Christ really became man. Now this is the very spirit of deceit and is anti-Christ.”
Because Jesus really became a man, he could die and hence, be a ransom for Adam. As a man, Jesus’ earthly life could take Adam’s place under the penalty of death thereby providing redemption for Adam and all of his descendants.
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