Christ & Sin
September 10, 2007 12:19am CST
The relationship between Jesus and sin... Obviously, He was without sin. But, could He have sinned if He so desired? I have heard arguments in support of and against this idea. The majority opinion in the evangelical church seems to be that He couldn't have sinned. Thoughts?
11 Sep 07
I have to admit that this is definitely one that is very perplexing to me. The Bible says that he was tempted in all areas as we were yet without sin. Yet, he was also not born in sin. That is why he had to be born of a virgin. The sin nature was not in him. So is it fair to use him as an example for us. I often wonder. It does not seem possible to tempt someone of something that they are not capable of. But, at the same time, he did not have the sin nature in him or else, what was the point of being born of a virgin? The world may never know the answer to this one. But, if there is an answer, I wish that someone would enlighten me.