Presently there is teaching that Jesus set aside His divinity while He was on earth. Such teaching is followed by the “peccability” belief that Jesus could have the possibility of sinning when tempted by the devil but did not.
The onus or burden of proof was placed entirely on the verses Phil 2:6-8 in which the proponents argued that Jesus “emptied” Himself – which according to the Greek word for “emptied” should be correctly translated as setting aside His divinity.
One Bible translation translated the Greek word as “of no reputation”. Even if the meaning concerns His divinity, setting aside His divinity for a moment is a world of difference from not exercising His divine privileges.
We read of the omniscience and omnipotence of Jesus in knowing the destruction of Jerusalem, the life of the Samaritan woman, calming the storm, rebuking the fever and feeding the 5000. Still, we cannot be certain that He gave up His omnipresence as well even though He was fully man while being on earth.
Like the Holy Trinity, it was hard to comprehend 3 distinct Persons in the essential one God-head. It will be foolhardy to really believe we as His creatures can fully comprehend and describe God who create us using human reason which is also given by Him. To accept this fact by faith is not really blind faith. God has chosen to reveal Himself to us in many ways suitable for our understanding as in nature. We can see the tri-une nature of God in nature – 3 states; 3 dimensions, 3 elements of the universe as in matter, space and time.
As I began to ponder over this subject, I realized that I could not understand back in the secondary school days how light could behave as particle and wave at the same time which is like a mutually exclusive impossibility. Scientists have argued over the centuries and could not come to an amicable conclusion.
I believe it is no coincidence that Jesus is the LIGHT of the world with this duality as fully God and fully man. John 1:1-5,9.
It is important to have this right doctrine of Jesus Christ our Lord as fully God and fully man otherwise we may fall into the spirit of the Antichrist. 1 John 4: 1-6.