Question: I must press you to tell me, how the blood of Jesus is not “God blood.” If He is fully God and fully man, then how could the blood generated by such a union be limited to only one half of it? | thebereancall.org

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Question: Enclosed is a printout from Science Digest. You will take notice that “the mother’s blood never mingles with that of the fetus.” With no contact with the mother’s blood, how can the blood of Jesus be just “normal human blood”? How is Jesus’ blood unique from mankind yet the same? If the blood of Mary didn’t mingle with Jesus’ blood, where does His blood come from? The average blood of humans is lacking the pure breath of God; it deteriorates. The Blood of the Lamb, on the other hand, is miraculous blood—we wash our garments in it, making them “whiter than snow....” Human blood has death in it. The blood of Jesus does not...it isn’t ordinary, it is sacred.....[Many other scripture references to the blood of Christ.] Dave, I hope you will seriously consider this letter.

[After that letter was answered, a second came:] Many thanks for your answer to my letter about the Blood of the Lamb and the enclosure I sent to you from Science Digest....I must press you to tell me, how the blood of Jesus is not “God blood.” If He is fully God and fully man, then how could the blood generated by such a union be limited to only one half of it?

Response [composite of reply to both letters:] I appreciate your concern that I am not putting the importance upon the blood of Christ that the Bible does. However, that is not my intention nor is it the case. Your concern seems to center on the idea that Jesus somehow had “God blood,” in spite of the fact that God does not have blood. You ask, “If the blood of Mary didn’t mingle with Jesus’ blood, where does His blood come from?” Since His blood was part of His body, it must have come into existence in the same manner as His entire body. Did He have a “God body”? God doesn’t have a body, nor is there such a thing as “God blood.” “The life of the flesh is in the blood” (Lv 17:11) and God is not a man and does not inhabit a body of flesh and blood.

You suggest that His blood must have come from God his Father or from the Holy Spirit, by whom He was conceived in Mary’s womb (Mt 1:20; Lk 1:35). The body “prepared” for Him (Heb:10:5) was created by God in Mary’s womb just as Adam’s was created by God in the Garden. Jesus is the “second man” and the “last Adam” (1 Cor:15:45,47). Did Adam have “God blood” and a “God body”? Then why would Christ? Christ’s body did not come into existence by either the Father or the Holy Spirit physically “fathering” Him as the Mormons believe. Neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit have bodies or blood, so they could not pass on through Mary either body or blood in the manner of a human father.

You ask, “How is Jesus’ blood unique from mankind yet the same?” We are told that God sent His Son “in the likeness of sinful flesh.” Does that mean that His body wasn’t fully human? No. Christ’s body was not some hybrid, part God and part human. Note that the Scripture doesn’t say He was in the “likeness” of a human, but not human. It says He was in the “likeness of sinful flesh,” but without sin.

Jesus was a real man of flesh and blood. Is the blood of Christ precious? Indeed, it is because, like His entire body, Christ’s blood was without sin and was shed on the cross for our sins. He is “God manifest in the flesh,” but the flesh in which He was manifest was not “God flesh,” for there is no such thing. It was perfect, sinless human flesh or He is not really man.

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