Lesson 12 The Sinlessness of CHRIST
JESUS was born without original sin; without a sin nature. This was possible because HE had no human father. In this lesson we will search the Scripture to show that HE lived HIS entire life without ever having committed one, single sin. HE lived and died without the stain of sin. JESUS CHRIST was not some sort of a hybrid, half GOD and half man. He was truly man and truly GOD. These two natures were totally separate and distinct in every aspect. JESUS was a perfect and normal man; the ideal man and yet HE was as human as we are. The uniqueness of JESUS is due to the fact that HE lived a life that was completely untainted by sin.
What Does the Sinlessness of CHRIST Mean?
Sinfulness is a lack of conformity to the will of GOD. Sinlessness is complete conformity (obedience) to the will of GOD.
Hebrews 10:7 Then said I, Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God.
John 17:4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do.
Sinfulness is to be at war with the will of GOD and to walk a path of sin. Sin has an external aspect. Examples are lying, stealing, murder, etc. However, sin has an internal aspect as well because the thoughts of the heart are the root of evil actions.
Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
JESUS was sinless in both aspects. He willingly and completely conformed to all that is and was good and holy at all times.
Hebrews 7:26 For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens;
I Peter 1:19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
The Sinlessness of CHRIST
Acts 4:27 and 30 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.
The expression “Thy holy child JESUS” occurs twice in this passage. From HIS birth HE was holy, pure, sinless, and total free from defilement.
Demons (devils) immediately recognized JESUS.
Mark 1:24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.
Of course, the strongest proof of CHRIST´s sinlessness is not from the testimony of demons, but from the inspired WORD of GOD which we believe to be true.
I Peter 2:21-22 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
I John 3:5 And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
II Corinthians 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Hebrews 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.
I John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.
Testimony of CHRIST´s sinlessness
1. The testimony of JESUS HIMSELF.
John 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
HE was without sin. HE was the only man that could ever make such a claim since the fall of Adam. No evil thought ever entered into HIS perfect and holy mind.
2. The testimony of Pontius Pilate.
John 18:38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
3. The testimony of Pilate´s wife.
Matthew 27:19 When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
4. The testimony of the thief on the cross.
Luke 23:41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
5. The testimony of Judas Iscariot.
Matthew 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
6. The testimony of the Roman Centurion.
Luke 23:47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man.