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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 2075 Jesus Christ, sinlessness of
2075 Jesus Christ, sinlessness of

2075 Jesus Christ, sinlessness of

The complete absence of sin, only in Jesus Christ. Christ demonstrated complete obedience to God in spite of his human frailty, enabling him to be a perfect atoning sacrifice and to give his righteousness to sinners.

Jesus Christ fully experienced human weakness

Php 2:7; Heb 2:14,17

Jesus Christ was tempted to sin

Mt 4:2-3 pp Lk 4:2-3; Mk 1:12-13; Mk 8:32 pp Mt 16:22; Mk 14:36 pp Mt 26:39 pp Lk 22:42; Mk 15:29-30 pp Mt 27:40; Lk 23:37

Jesus Christ resisted the temptation to sin

Heb 4:15 See also Mt 4:4 pp Lk 4:4; Mt 16:23 pp Mk 8:33

Jesus Christ committed no sin

He only spoke the truth 1Pe 2:22 See also Isa 53:9,7; Jn 8:46,46; Heb 7:26

He fulfilled the law Mt 5:17 See also Mt 3:15; Lk 24:27,44; Ro 10:4

He was fully obedient to his human parents Lk 2:51; Jn 19:26

He was fully obedient to his heavenly Father Jn 17:4 See also Jn 5:19,36; Jn 8:28,49; Jn 12:49-50; Jn 14:31; Heb 5:7-8

He was innocent according to Roman law Lk 23:14-15 See also Mt 22:21 pp Mk 12:17 pp Lk 20:25; Mt 27:19,24; Lk 23:4,22; Ac 13:28

Jesus Christ’s sinlessness was recognised by others

Lk 23:47 See also Lk 23:41

Jesus Christ was perfect

Heb 7:28 See also Jn 1:14; Col 1:19; Col 2:9; Heb 1:3; Heb 2:10; Heb 5:9

Jesus Christ’s sinlessness qualified him to be the perfect sacrifice

2Co 5:21 NIV footnote. See also Isa 53:10; Ro 8:3; 1Pe 1:19; 1Pe 3:18; 1Jn 3:5

Jesus Christ’s sinlessness is the grounds of believers’sanctification

Heb 10:14 See also Isa 53:11; Ro 5:19; Ro 8:4; Heb 10:10

See also

2030Christ, holiness
2033Christ, humanity
2057Christ, obedience
2063Christ, perfection
2072Christ, righteousness
2078Christ, sonship of
2575Christ, temptation

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