Before starting I must begin by saying that as a Southern Baptist I believe with all my heart that Jesus was and always will be fully man and fully God. And I also believe that his death and resurrection paid my sin debt in full. That Jesus was in fact the son of God and a third part of the triune God.
In my study of the Bible I have concluded that Jesus human body was not the normal physical body we inhabit as mankind. Upon first conceiving that thought it seemed Heretical to me, but further consideration of Scriptures seem to indicate that not only was it not heresy, but a distinct probability. As my study included more Scripture there seemed to be more evidence that Jesus was a distinctly formed human being in the same vein as was the first man.
All Scripture is quoted from the King James translation, unless otherwise noted.
I have drawn my conclusion from the following Scriptures:
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
According to Strong holy thing in the original means.
sacred (physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially consecrated): - (most) holy (one, thing), saint.
That was the Scripture which began my consternation when the thought that; according to what I have been led to believe, is that the Orthodox and Catholic along with some other Denominations; believe in Original sin. ( as I understand original sin it is that we are born already having sinned due to Adam and Eve's sin.) therefore if Jesus was conceived of the egg of Mary he would not be the sinless sacrifice needed to be the propitiation for our sins. And yet to believe that he was anything other than a true man, and a true God seemed to be heresy.
That thought troubled me for some time until I had occasion to reread the Creation account, and the thought that God created all things from nothing and man was not an original creation, but was formed from the dust of the ground, I then went back and reread Luke 1:35 several times untill the words Holy thing seemed to jump out at me.
I then realized that God could just as easily form a new human not using any of the already damaged, form that was physical mankind. The Angel did not say that holy person, but instead said that holy thing, and so it became apparent that God could have just as easily have put Jesus on the Earth without Mary just as he had the first man. Therefore God must have had some reason for sending the Christ through Mary.
That led me to consider another question which had concerned me for some time which was we being saved by the blood of Christ:
Leviticus 17:11 For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.
upon reading this Scripture it occurred to me that the blood which initially coursed through the veins of Christ, was the blood of Mary and therefore the life of that human body received was the life it was given by Mary. Also if that life was passed down to Jesus human body it was also passed down from the life that God breathed into the first man. The Bible only gives us one incident of God breathing life into one person.
I have for some time been vexed by:
Genesis 3:19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: *for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. *
All mankind has returned to dust with one exception that being the earthly body of Jesus, which is:
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.
When Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, went to the tomb:
Luke 24:2through 5 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in,and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, *Why seek ye the living among the dead? *
It is to be noted that,and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. They went expecting to find only the dead body of Jesus, but the Angels said to them, *Why seek ye the living among the dead? * The importance is in that they were looking for a body and were told that they were seeking among the dead for something that was alive.
So since God has decreed that the man into whom he had breathed the breath of life must return to the dust from which he came, why was the body of Jesus exempted from God's decree. If Jesus earthly body was in fact a new creation; even though it were exactly the same as the body God formed for the first man, it would not be subject to that decree and could be inducted directly into Heaven.
That that resurrected body of Christ was in fact the same physical body he inhabited on Earth is the same physical body he resurrected in is based in the fact that not only was Thomas invited to feel the imperfections to that body during his crucifixion, but he also ate and drank as any other person.
The assertion that Jesus had to be a seed of Adam to be a human, eludes my comprehension. Precisely why; if God created the first man with all of our human characteristics, then is it so hard to believe that he could replicate that creation and thus break the chain of disobedience inherent in mankind? To do so would negate the concept of original sin, and begin with an unblemished sacrifice. It would be no harder for God to create a fetus and place it in Mary's womb than to create a fully grown human
Is my conclusion heresy, or does Scripture back up my conclusion, and are there any mainstream Denomination who accept this premise?