This question came up recently among a group of Baptists that I'm a part of. Some of the answers were less than satisfactory to me. Could Jesus have sinned? I say "Not" Why - Because although he was fully God and fully man he was not man in the same sense we are. We have "inherited a nature and environment inclined toward sin" (SBC Baptist Faith and Message Statement of 2000). Jesus did not inherit a nature and envionment inclined toward sin because he was born of a virgin. His nature is more similar to that of Adam before the Fall than it is to our nature. Older Baptists said that "We believe that man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker;but by voluntary transgression fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint, but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse." (New Hampshire Confession of Faith 1833) Jesus' humanity obviously doesn't meet that criteria either. What say ye? and why?