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Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men.” (Philippians 2:6-7 KJV) When we talk about the God who became man, it is important that we learn that Christ’s existence did not start at His human birth. Christ existed before His incarnation, which we refer to as His birth, and it was at His birth that He took on flesh and bone. He became 100 percent man but still remained 100 percent God.  “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” (Colossians 2:9 KJV) Christ never stopped being deity. The Bible says: “And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him. Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid. And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.” (Matthew 17:1-8 KJV) The transfiguration was a display of Christ for a moment, unveiling His glory. People still search out Scriptures to try and prove that Jesus is not God but the Scriptures clearly tell us that Christ was both God and man. First of all, Jesus had to be man to die in man’s place. The Bible says: “Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.” (Matthew 20:28 KJV) And Jesus had to be God, to be the perfect sacrifice. Jesus did not sin but He chose to die on the cross and accept our punishment for our sins. “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” (2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV) Jesus is God. If He was a created being, He could not have paid the penalty required for sin against God. Only God could pay the penalty. Only God could take the sins of the world upon Himself, die, and be resurrected, proving His victory over sin and death. If Jesus was not God, His death would not have been sufficient to pay the penalty for the sins of the world. “And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1 John 2:2 KJV) We see the deity of Jesus in His attributes. Jesus is eternal (1 John 1:1-2), He is unchanging (Hebrews 13:8), He is all-knowing (Colossians 2:2-3), He is perfect/sinless (2 Corinthians 5:21), He is holy (Acts 3:14-15). We cannot fully understand how Jesus can be both God and man. So, either we believe the deity of Jesus or we do not. Whether we believe it or not, does not change the truth that Jesus is God!