Did Jesus Struggle all His Human Existence to Not Sin?
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Is the verse below saying that Jesus struggled not to sin?
KJV Hebrews 12:2-4
2. Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3. For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4. Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.
What it is saying is that Jesus endured the constant attack of sinners against himself and that he had to endure this attack even to his death on the cross.
Jesus gave his life for us so that we may some day enter the kingdom of God, become immortal and be incapable of sin. It is important to remember that sin will not exist in the kingdom of God and that Jesus gave his life to make this possible. Of what value and caliber do you think the life of Jesus would have to be in order to accomplish this? In other articles I have written I speak about the character of Jesus as being an exact copy of his God and Father. This means that Jesus, like God, was unable to sin or be tempted with evil. Think, if his life makes it possible for us to be unable to sin in the kingdom then it would have to be of value in Gods eyes to be the payment to make this possible.
Jesus was called the first born of many brethren. What this means is that Jesus, when born into humanity, possessed a kingdom mind, a mind as ours will be in the kingdom, only Jesus was first. Jesus was a human being with the character of God and this is why his life could be the payment for the sins of the world.
Jesus was totally filled with his Fathers Holy Spirit to such a degree that his mind was in complete agreement with God. Jesus had the same love as God has as this is how Jesus fulfilled the law.
In the article, “The Myth of Potential Sin”, I go into detail about how there are only two kinds of beings that exist; those who are sinners and those who cannot sin. This makes potential sin a myth and a lie. Jesus then had to be one of these two kinds and since Jesus was directly conceived by the Holy Spirit of God and totally filled with that spirit he was incapable of sin and could not be tempted with evil.
Jesus many times was angered and frustrated with the people around him, even his own disciples.
KJV Matthew 17:17
17. Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.
KJV Mark 9:19
19. He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.
KJV Luke 9:41
41. And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither.
KJV Matthew 15:16
16. And Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding?
KJV Mark 4:13
13. And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables?
KJV Mark 7:18
18. And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
KJV Luke 11:40
40. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?
KJV John 3:10
10. Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things?
What do you suppose a righteous man like Jesus had to put up with from all the sinners around him? Scripture speaks of Lot, who was far less than Jesus, and his ordeal with sinners; how much more the Christ.
KJV 2 Peter 2:7-8
7. And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
8. (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)
Jesus told us that we had to be perfect like God but was he? This perfect condition is to be made unable to sin in order to be in the kingdom; who made Jesus unable to sin, he was born that way. Jesus ascended to heaven to the right hand of God where sin cannot exist; so then he had to be unable to sin or he could not have entered.
Jesus never struggled not to sin but was under constant attack by sinners. Another article that explains how God created the soul of Jesus, “Did Jesus have a Nature Just Like All Men?” is recommended reading.
The man Jesus was a far better man than anyone else who has ever or will ever live and he had to be in order to be the messiah.