Philippians 2:7-8 seems to indicate that when Jesus Christ became a man He voluntarily laid aside many of His attributes as the second person of the trinity. Although as a man He remained sinless, I have often wondered exactly what attributes He laid aside as a man. John 6:6 seems to infer that He still retained at least some degree of His omniscience. Specifically, what I would like to know is if, as a human, Jesus always retained the knowledge of His divine purpose here on earth--even as a small child. Luke 2:41-47 seems to infer that at least by age 12 Jesus was at least to some degree aware of His mission here on earth, but I cannot find any passage that clearly states that as a man He ALWAYS knew why He came to earth. Maybe some of my Baptist Board friends can shed some light on this question.