by Chuck LaMattina of Grace Ministry International.
18. Christ died. The Bible tells us that God is immortal, He cannot die.
“Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, to God who alone is wise, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.” (1 Timothy 1:17)
“who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:16)
Jesus Christ truly died as a result of his crucifixion.
“Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;” (Acts 2:23)
“For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son…” (Romans 5:10)
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes” (1 Corinthians 11:26)
If Jesus Christ were God then he could not have actually died. Can God die? Can it logically be said that a God/Man died. If only a part of a God/Man died would this really be death? If the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23) and only a part of the God/Man died, then have our sins really been paid for by by the death of Christ? Hebrews 2:14-18 states,
“Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15 and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. 16 For indeed He does not give aid to angels, but He does give aid to the seed of Abraham. 17 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. 18 For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.”
Before He died, Jesus Christ was physically like us in every way. He was and is a true human being and not the God/Man