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Could Jesus have sinned and if He couldn't, how could He be tempted?

The questioner more than likely has this scripture in mind. "For we have not an High Priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like we are without sin." Hebrews 4:14.

What we must understand about the temptations of our Lord is that they were from without and not from within. In Matthew 4, the devil tempted the Lord in the wilderness, but there is not a thought that this was from within Him. The devil was appealing to the lust of the flesh. "...If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Matthew 4:3. As far as the devil was concerned, it was real, there was nothing in the Lord to respond to it.

There are three basic reasons why our Lord could not sin: Have you trusted Him?

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Updated February 12th, 2014 by Sandra Felix