I was reading as part of my preparations for our Good Friday Service, Hebrews 5:8: "He learned obedience from what he suffered, and once made PERFECT, he became the source of eternal salvation etc...."
Here is my question. Was Jesus born with a perfect human nature (as well as an obviously perfect divine nature) or did it become so through suffering as per the scripture. If so, what sort of perfection is being spoken about? e.g. Was it simply an absence of sin?
It would seem to me that prior to his death, Jesus' human nature was sinless but weakened by his body, thus enabling him to become the offering for sin on behalf of us all. Yet, if this is the case, how did he bear our sins to death and Sheol?
I don't want any discussion to "descend" into arguements about theories of the atonement, but I am curious to know just how he did it?
Looking forward to reading your contributions.