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Jesus - Could He or Could He Not - Sin?

Posted 20 Mar 2010 at 19:20 PM by spanner

Body of Christ - Could He or Could He Not Have Sinned?

It is commonly propagated by the ministry at large that in the case of Christ, that as 100% man He could have sinned, but He would not have sinned, because He is also 100% God. I would like to challenge that belief in a court called Love and Respect, not only for who Christ was/is but also for those who hold this view today. A few years ago, I heard a prominent pastor whom I highly respect proclaim the same ideaology, and with litte understanding, I adapted to this same view, being new into the Christian walk thingee. Today, I think differently, not to be different, as I am already different and all that know me would support that as I am a major whiner and don't intend to stop whining anytime soon. I started looking back into the Genesis account at God's Creation and how He viewed that which He and Jesus had accomplished and God said, "It is good".
"And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so. And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day." Genesis 1:26-31

I might want to interject here and state that I do not think that even as a child that Christ made a mistake or error in His everyday life of growing up, I do think He as an obedient child allowed others such as His mom and dad to instruct and teach Him, not that He did not already fully know all of what He was being instructed but even as a child He was teaching us how to be subject to those whom have the authority over us. Remember my goal here is not to be contentous, but if anything I state causes you to dwell but a second or reflect but a thought, and do research on your on then my task is made more complete. Adam and Eve were created equipped with the same five (perhaps, and I suspect more) senses that we have smell, sight, feel, think, and hear and I think according to the scriptures that they also felt pain as pain is not necessarily evil, but it adds dimension to limitations. In other words, if Adam were to walk into a tree, he would know it was a tree and not to be walked into nor would he go to far in play and cause pain unto Eve or animals. The Bible shows this ability to feel pain in Genesis 3:16 "Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee." when God used the words not just multiply but "greatly multiply" and Eve would not have recognized her punishment to be greatly increased unless she knew what it was to begin with, this is why I think there were children before the exodus from the Garden of Eden. The body then before the fall was without sin or thoughts of evil, now this would be a new thing unto Adam and Eve, this same type body was fashioned after that of Christ and the eternal soul after the fashion of God, who also was the giver of the breath of life, this is why God stated, "Let us make man in our image" speaking unto Christ the Son.

When Christ was in the water being baptised by John, it was not for salvation but anointing of the Kingship of Christ, and the Holy Spirit descending upon Him was not because He lacked Holiness but as a seal of approval, like unto that in the Garden of, "It is good" as God stated, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased".

But was this the first indication of the Holy Spirit in the life of Christ? No. Look in Luke 1:41 "And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:" When Christ asked the question, "The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet. And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things." Matthew 21:25-27 Christ knew of course, as it was Him that baptised John in the womb of Elizabeth, so even as a babe in the womb Christ was performing miracles. Christ grew with the Spirit as in, "And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him." Luke 2:40 and in, "And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" Luke 2:49 when he levied a gentle rebuke toward his parents as they understood not what He was doing in teaching those in the temple. John the Baptist gave this testimony of Jesus Christ, "He that cometh from above is above all: he that is of the earth is earthly, and speaketh of the earth: he that cometh from heaven is above all. And what he hath seen and heard, that he testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for God giveth not the Spirit by measure unto him. The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." John 3:31-36 stating that God gave unto Christ the Spirit without measure, but Christ did put on the flesh of human but without sin or the thoughts of sin, you may want to notice that in James and that of the difference between Christ and men, "For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith." Romans 12:3 we have a "measure" in faith, that is why we need each other to understand and to encourage each other, I can truly state that I love all men, by the grace of God.

"Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:13-17 Notice the progression of sin and the definition by which we measure time, it begins with a man/woman with the eyes or one of the five senses, sees and is tempted, and lust enters in, and lust when pursued gives way to conception and brings in the sin and sin brings about the death, so it looks something like this: Lust > sin > death = Time
You plant a tomatoe seed and the first time you see the green that is day one until the day it falls to the earth and we will assume it is day 45, so the birth > - < death = 45 days or birth > - < death = Time.

Now this may seem stupid but this is exactly how time is measured and precisely how time was measured after the Garden and not in the Garden, in other words the children born to Adam and Eve had not geneology as there was not time in the Garden, so time cannot be measured without birth and birth is not recorded in the Garden as there is not time to measure. Christ then having the same or similiar body of flesh as Adam and Eve had no containment nor spot in the flesh therefore as God He had no thoughts of sin nor desire of sin. While Satan may have tempted Christ, Christ could never be tempted by Satan, to bear out temptation one must be a receptor and Christ was never a receivor for He came to earth and remained sinless....until the cross, where He took our sin upon Him but not within His flesh. "Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;" Hebrews 5:7-8 this He accomplished on the cross feeling the full weight of God turning His back upon His Son

"For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." Hebrews 4:15 again the cross is the position of the full weight of our sin being placed upon Him but not into His flesh, sin cannot enter into the flesh unless it is invited, this holds true for the Mark of the Beast as it can never be forced upon anyone they must choose to have the chip and a quick trip to hell, it is automatically an assignment to hell if you accept the chip or the name. "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:" Revelation 14:9-10 and just a quick note and question.

"The anger of the LORD hath divided them; he will no more regard them: they respected not the persons of the priests, they favoured not the elders. As for us, our eyes as yet failed for our vain help: in our watching we have watched for a nation that could not save us. They hunt our steps, that we cannot go in our streets: our end is near, our days are fulfilled; for our end is come. Our persecutors are swifter than the eagles of the heaven: they pursued us upon the mountains, they laid wait for us in the wilderness." Lamentations 4:16-19 who is the Nation the prophet is speaking about?

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