Was Christ Tempted to Sin ?

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    Matt 4:1

    Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

    There is no question that the Man Jesus, while He tabernacled among men, that He was tempted to sin, Yes He was in all points, tempted as those was He came to save Heb 4:15

    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.

    That means He was tempted with the lust of the flesh, of the eyes, and of the pride of life as men 1 Jn 2:15-16

    15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

    16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

    The difference however in Jesus temptation by the devil, and that of eve in the garden is this, that eve had something in her that was enticeable but Jesus did not Jn 14:30

    Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.

    Jesus temptation by the devil could only be external, for as contrary to eve, the temptation was internal and enticed within her lust, unlawful lust, whereas Christ was not enticed by His Temptation from the devil, so His Temptation served only to prove and vindicate His sinlessness as a Man, and that though tested, He could not be enticed to disobey God's Commands, and of course we know the outcome of Eve's Temptation pictured here James 1:13-15

    13 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:

    14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

    15 Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.

    That word enticed is the greek word deleazo and means:

    to bait, catch by a bait

    2) metaph. to beguile by blandishments, allure, entice, deceive

    The devils temptations had nothing in Christ to bait Him, to allure Him from His sinless Path of Obedience.

    The Lord Jesus did not have any lusts in Him laying latent that allured Him to sin, the devils evil suggestions just bounced right off Him with no effect at all, for the devils temptation of Him had zero chance of causing Him to sin, but through the experience He gained a experimental knowledge of the force of the devils temptations that His sinful brothers in the flesh go through, it was all part of His Learned Obedience to the Will of God Heb 5:8

    8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

    The word suffered here means:

    to be affected or have been affected, to feel, have a sensible experience, to undergo

    a) in a good sense, to be well off, in good case

    b) in a bad sense, to suffer sadly, be in a bad plight

    1) of a sick person

    It served to merely given Him sensible experience of Our Temptations Heb 4:14-15

    14 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

    15 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.

    Yes, He experienced it all save sin, which we know begins in the Heart !

    Even though the Lord Jesus became a Man, nevertheless He never at anytime was an finite man, but an infinite man, all other men to begin with Adam were but finite temporal beings made from dust, but Christ's manhood was of heavenly Origin, nor did it begin in Mary, for in her it merely took on a different form, in the likeness of sinful flesh, You see, Christ even while on earth can never be said to be Earthy as Adam and his Natural descendants were 1 Cor 15:47-49

    47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.

    48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.

    49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
     
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    Christ yes indeed was tempted to sin as it was the devil's intention for to do so, but at no time was Christ enticed to sin as it is with other men to include adam and eve James 1:13-14

    13 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:

    14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.

    Jesus did not know that kind of temptation ! He never knew what it was like experimentally to have His Heart drawn away of His Own Lust and to be enticed, simply because He had no evil lust in Him and His Temptation success made it evident !
     

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