Did Christ questioned himself?
- Are there some good books or insights that deal with the person of Christ and
His natures (His Divinity and His Humanity)?
What was the purpose of the temptation in the wilderness?
I am aware that God cannot be tempted with sin, yet he was tempted (James
1:13 and Heb 4:15 ).
The reason for the questions stems from a book I am reading, titled:
"Geography of the Soul" by C. Welton Gaddy. In the chapter on called "The
Wilderness: A Lonely Place," he says, "Though we cannot identify even
slightly with the Messianic consciousness in Jesus, we regularly battle
decisions about our identities and how we should best express them."
Yet in the previous paragraph he states,
"Day and night Jesus weighed the meaning of His identity and wrestled with
the tension between His humanity and His divinity. Perhaps He also weighed
various options regarding the nature of His ministry. What am I doing here?
Am I not the son of Mary and Joseph who belongs in a carpenter's shop? But
am I not also the Son of God charged with a mission to the world? How should
I do this? Am I not powerful enough to do as I pleaseQto win people's loyalty
by force if they refuse to follow Me freely in faith? What would be so wrong
with that, if it is for their own good? Who are the models to which I should
give attentionQElijah, one of the Maccabees, Herod, the suffering servant
described by Isaiah? should I choose courses of action which are popular and
sure to gain a large following, or should I conform to the promptings of God
and risk having only a limited number of true disciples?"
My question again is, how am I to understand the humanity of Christ as
compared to ours?
Dare I add another question?
What is going on in the mind of Christ in these verses How could He be
John 11:33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping
which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled,
John 12:27 Now is my soul troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me
from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour.
John 13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and
testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall