This is part 2 of 4 on the incarnation. Part One: What Is the Incarnation?
Jesus has a human body, emotions, mind, and will. And this in no way compromises his deity.
When the Word became flesh—when the eternal Son of God took on humanity—he did not merely become a man in part. He fully became a true human being.
Jesus’ Human Body
It is clear enough from the New Testament that Jesus has a human body. John 1:14: “The Word became flesh.” Jesus’ humanity is one of the first tests of orthodoxy (1 John 4:2; 2 John 7). Jesus was born (Luke 2:7). He grew (Luke 2:40, 52). He grew tired (John 4:6) and got thirsty (John 19:28). He got hungry (Matthew 4:2) and was physically weak (Matth…