Scripture informs that ‘logos became flesh. This is not Jesus in John 1:1, Jesus is not ‘in the beginning’.
Jesus did not become human, Jesus was born human ~4bc as the result of the occurrence of ‘the logos became flesh’.
Mary became pregnant and carried the child to be born and named Jesus. He was also named Immanuel, but he is not called this anywhere. The title apparently means, ‘God with us’, this does not mean Jesus is God, just that God is present in the man who is His son and has His holy nature, but by no means His substance. (The child in Isaiah was also so named, he wasn’t God either)
Scripture clearly, consistently and explicitly tells us all we need to know.
The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the representation of His nature Heb 1:3
it was necessary for him to be made in every respect like us Heb 2:17
There are many verses that speak of Jesus’ humanity, there are none explicitly saying he is God. Neither are there any explicitly saying Jesus pre-existed his conception.
Gen 3:15 refers to the seed of the woman who would crush the head of the serpent. There is the potential for this to refer to many who were of God, but is ultimately fulfilled in Christ who would crush the devil’s project of destroying mankind once and for all - time and people.
Clearly the seed of a woman is human and not somehow God!
Passages like some perennial favourites of Jude 5, John 8:58 etc, these require an imaginative interpretation of the text to support a construct not in harmony with the remaining text. How could Jesus have lived before Abraham if we are plainly told when he was born?
Jesus was like us in every respect. Except, he was without sin. Born without the sin of Adam, and remaining sinless by his consistent submission of his own WILL to God’s. (How God can have two wills is a bizarre concept, Jesus said a house divided cannot stand)
Rom 5 explains much of this, particularly v15
...the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ
We are neither told anywhere of Jesus having two natures, this too is an imaginative construct.
Jesus was like us, he could be tempted like us, sin like us, die like us, be raised from death like us.
Jesus cannot be tempted if he cannot sin – if he can sin, he isn’t God
The plan of God, from before the beginning, centred on Jesus - being that which all things become complete.
Jesus is the plan or word of God in human form, who through death, reconciled all to the one great God.
John 17:31 he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.
1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus
How we can read this small sampling of texts stating the nature of Jesus and still get that he is not just human but also God is testament to the confusion that beset the early church when forces acted to hide and suppress truth, replacing it with a construct not at all like the original revelation.
1 Cor 15:47 The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven.
Of course, Jesus has a God, the same as we do, John 20:17, Rev 22:1, 1:6, Acts 2:33 surely this one fact, consistently expressed, makes Jesus not God.
Therefore, indeed made like us in every way, yet without sin. Why? Because he was to finish what the first Adam had failed at, defeat sin and evil as a man under trusting obedience to the one true God.
God could have used any man, and in type He did through those like Joshua, David etc, but He needed the saviour to begin without sin or the corruption that passed from Adam.
Jesus is in our likeness of flesh - which is typically sinful, as Rom 8:3 expresses. He however, as we know, without the sin. There need be no other explanation of who Jesus is - a man like us in every way - except sin.
Having died and defeated evil, he became the ‘firstborn from the dead’ for all who would follow.
Made like us that we would be made like him.