The answer is YES and NO. He was a “normal human being” because He was a “true Man” with a body, soul and spirit. At the same time He was NOT a normal human being because His birth was not normal, His human nature was not sinful, and He also possessed a Divine nature because He was “God manifest in the flesh.” Let’s explore Scriptures from the NASB to prove these points.

  1. He was a TRUE MAN. Hebrews 2:14 declares, “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil.” In order to save Mankind from death and the power of the devil, He had to become a true Man, One who could take man’s place in death on the cross. He was NOT a spirit-being (as some have taught), but a normal human being with a body of flesh and blood. But man also has a spirit and a soul, as we learn in 2nd Thessalonians 5:23, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may YOUR SPIRIT AND SOUL AND BODY be preserved complete.” The Lord Jesus speaks of His human soul in Matthew 26:38, “Then He said to them, ‘My SOUL is deeply grieved, to the point of death’.” And in Luke 23:46 He refers to His human spirit, “And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, ‘Father, into Your hands I commit My spirit’.”
  1. His birth was NOT normal. This is confirmed in Luke 1:31-35 in the conversation between Mary and the angel Gabriel. It reads, “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High…Mary said to the angel, ‘How can this be, since I am a virgin?’ The angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you, and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.”
  1. His human nature was HOLY. In Luke 1:35 we saw the angel referred to Jesus as “the holy Child.” Every other person who has ever been born was “born in sin,” as David testified in Psalm 51:4, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.” But Jesus was “conceived by the Holy Spirit” and thus He was not born in sin. This blessed truth of Christ’s sinless perfection is seen in many scriptures and because of this He was NOT “born as a normal human being.” Hebrews 7:26 says, “For it was fitting for us to have such a high priest, holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners and exalted above the heavens.” Peter tells us in 1st Peter 2:22, “Who COMMITTED NO SIN.” Paul testifies in 2nd Corinthians 5:21, “He made Him who KNEW NO SIN to be sin on our behalf.” And John declares in 1st John 3:5, “You know that He appeared in order to take away sins; and in Him THERE IS NO SIN.”
  1. He also had a DIVINE NATURE. Besides being a true Man, Jesus Christ is also God. John 1:14 bears witness to this incredible truth: “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” Isaiah the prophet was made to prophesy of this in Isaiah 9:6, “For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us.” The one who was born in Bethlehem’s manger was the Son of God Who was given to us! So, at the time of Jesus’ birth, the DIVINE NATURE was brought into union with HUMAN NATURE. As stated earlier, He was “God manifest in the flesh” (see 1st Timothy 3:16). Because of this, He has been called the God-Man. This makes Him absolutely unique among other men, and in this sense He was NOT a “normal human being.” (213.7)  (DO)