If Jesus is just a man, a human being like the rest of us, he shares our need for redemption—in other words, he can’t redeem us. He is part of the problem, not the solution to it. On the other hand, if Jesus is God, and God alone, he has no point of contact with us. He cannot relate to those who need redemption. Jesus’ humanity provides that point of contact. And so we arrive at the conclusion that Jesus must be divine and human if he is to redeem us.