I have always been told, and I thoroughly believe that Jesus was wholly God and wholly man.
Since there are multiple occasions in the Bible where pre-incarnate Jesus apparently appeared to people, and yet we know that Jesus was also born in human form to Mary, I feel that there had to be both a man Jesus and a deity Jesus occupying that same human body.
I hope that no-one will think that that is in any way Heretical and I certainly am not questioning the Deity of any part of the Trinity.
I have pondered that for quite some time and included the following in trying to come up with an answer.
When God created man he breathed the breath of life into only the man he created from dust. He has not breathed the breath of life into any others including Eve, and yet man continues to have the breath of life in posterity even to today.
Does this indicate that we are still sharing the same breath of life that God breathed into the first man?
God told man that when he partook of the knowledge of good and evil that that life would be demanded back for hs disobedience.
Since God is eternal is not the breath of life also eternal?
When Jesus died on the cross was it that same life given to original man that he sacrificed?
If that were so then it would fulfill the demand of God that man must surely die.
When we surrender to Christ are we too sacrificing that same breath of life given to original man.
That would tend to further explain why Jesus death on the cross gives us forgiveness for our sins.
That also helps me to understand the following scriptures:
Matt 10:39: He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.
Matt 16:25: For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
Matt 19:17: And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
Luke 14:26: If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.
John 5:24: Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John 17:3: And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
And it causes me to believe that not only do we become a new creature when we accept Christ, but that he gives us a new eternal life.
John 10:28 (KJV)
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither
shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
John 17:2 (KJV)
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal
life to as many as thou hast given him.
Do any Theologians or denominations share those beliefs or am I just off my rocker?