“Christ manifested in the flesh” is the doctrine about Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came down to earth and put on flesh and blood like us. He was tempted like us, but overcame all sin, by presenting Himself as a sacrifice to God in the power of the eternal Spirit. He was justified in His human spirit, and received up in glory. (Hebrews 4:15; Hebrews 9:14; 1 Timothy 3:16)

Jesus let Himself be born into the world as a human being—the Man Christ Jesus. “Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.” Hebrews 2:17.

“For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.” 1 Timothy 2:5.

As Christians, we are called not only to receive the forgiveness of sins, but to overcome all sin, to follow Him who committed no sin. (1 Peter 2:20-24) Thus it is this very thing, Christ manifested in the flesh—the condition of the Son of Man, His temptations, difficulties, battles and victories— that is of such living interest and significance for us.

Read more in this section about why Jesus had to be manifested in the flesh, what He did in His days on earth as a man like us, and the enormous significance this has for His disciples – those who follow Him in death and in life.

Scripture taken from the New King James Version®, unless otherwise specified. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.



Why is it so significant for us that Jesus was “born of the seed of David?”

Read more

Why did Jesus have to learn obedience?

Could Jesus have sinned? Why is this question of paramount importance for Christians?

Read more

Jesus: Son of Man, or Son of God?

“Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy scriptures, the gospel concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the […]

Read more

God’s plan of salvation – What the law could not do

God’s work with people – the law “God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir […]

Read more

God’s plan of salvation – The significance of Christ manifested in the flesh

Christ manifested in the flesh “For what the law could not do in that it was weak through the flesh …” Romans 8:3. What the law could not do was set people free from the lusts and desires, the tendency to sin […]

Read more

Denying Christ has come in the flesh – The spirit of the Antichrist

 “By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. […]

Read more