HEAVEN ON EARTH – ORTHODOXY
How can Jesus be both God and Man ?
In John 1:14 we read that “…the Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us…”
This is what Christians call the Incarnation: Christ was truly God and yet truly man. His two natures were not merged or confused in any way, but were totally separate. Christ could identify with every human emotion (he wept for example – See John 11:35), yet as God he had the authority to forgive sins (see Luke 5:20).
Paul expressed his belief in Jesus position as truly God and truly man as follows:
“For in him dwells the whole fullness of the deity bodily” (Colossians 2:9).