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Could Jesus Have Sinned In The Flesh? (10 Of 18)
Series: Direct Answers to Difficult Questions
Dr. Stan Coffey
April 17, 1988
INTRODUCTION: The teaching of the Bible is that the great, eternal God took upon himself human flesh and became man. He lived thirty three years in this world in a body. Hebrews 4:13 says he was tempted at every point just as you and I are tempted. But the Bible makes it clear that he did not sin. If Jesus was fully God and fully man then was it really possible for him to. be tempted in all points as we are? If Jesus was God then how could God be tempted to sin? If Jesus was also man how could he truly be a man without temptation to sin?
I. THE PREREQUISITES TO DISCERN THIS TRUTH
A. Jesus Christ was truly and absolutely God
1. Jesus claimed to be God
a. "I and my Father are one" - John 10:30-33
b. Jesus claimed to be the Messiah who was God to the Jews - John 4:26
c. Jesus said he was one with the Father - John 14:9
2. The Apostles taught that Jesus was God
a. The Apostle John said Jesus was God - John 1:1
b. The Apostle Thomas said Jesus was God - John 20:28
c. The Apostle Paul said Jesus was God - I Timothy 3:16, Titus 2:13
3. Jesus possessed the attributes of God
4. Jesus did the seven things which God alone can do
a. He creates
d. Raises the dead
e. Transforms bodies
f. Prounounces judgment
g. Bestows eternal life
5. Jesus received the same worship, faith and loyalty which were due to God alone
B. Jesus was fully man - Not part man and part God - Not just the appearance of man - Not man some of the time and God some of the time - But he was the-God man
1. Jesus said that he was man - Matthew 16:13, Mark 8:38, Luke 19:10, John 8:40
2. John said that Jesus was a man - John 1:14
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