Heb. 2:17 Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto his brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things pertaining to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people. Principle #1. The presence or absence of sin does not make the human nature in Adam before the fall or after the fall less or more human in nature. Therefore it is a moot question to argue that Christ had to be made like unto fallen Adam in order to have a human nature like his "brethen" as the fall into sin did not make post-fallen Adam less human than Pre-fallen Adam. The sinful nature/principle is a parasite rather than part of human nature. The parasite is "passed" on in the "death" principle. Principle #2. Christ was "made" like the Pre-fallen Adam unlike his "brethren" in the following ways: a. No human father b. Directly rather than through instrumental means by God (Adam was directly created by God and Christ was directly conceived in the womb by the Holy Spirit) unlike His "brethren" by instrumental means (father and mother with God in conception. c. complete absence of sin in Pre-fallen Adam from direct creation to adulthood unlike his "brethren". Principle #3 This text cannot be used to prove that his "brethren" were born without a sinful nature as a sinful nature does not determine the validity of human nature. The fall in Adam did not change his pre-fallen human nature into something other than human nature. Principle #4. The Sin nature is passed from "father" to children through natural birth BUT the sins of the "father" are not passed to children through birth (Ezek. 18:20). The Sin nature is passed from "father" to children through natural birth because Adam stood in relationship to the whole human race differently than a "father" stands in relationship to either his children or all other mankind. It can be said of Adam "by one man's offence MANY be dead...MANY were made sinners" but this cannot be said of a "father" or his sins in relationship to his children or all humanity and to confuse the two is deceitful perversion of scriptures. Conclusion: Human nature in PRE-fallen Adam existed without and apart from a sinful nature proving that the sinful nature does not determine what is and what is not human in nature. Fallen Adam did not exist apart from a sinful nature but yet the fallen nature did not change human nature into a non-human nature. Christ was "made" in all things like unto his "brethren" in regard to what is essential to human nature. Christ was not made like unto fallen Adam with a sinful nature but like unto Pre-fallen Adam without a sinful nature. All his "brethren" were made like unto fallen Adam with a fallen nature FROM BIRTH as the fallen nature is passed on through the "father" to his children because of ADAM not because of the "father" for of Adam it is said "by one man's offence MANY be dead.....MANY were made sinners."