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Jesus Christ and the Doctrine of Impeccability.
Christ Jesus as a man lived a sinless life. Did He do so because he chose not to sin or because he could not sin? When we rightly divide the word of truth, we learn that Jesus Christ could not sin. This is known as the doctrine of impeccability... meaning: not able to sin.
Before His death, Jesus issued an amazing challenge that has never been answered, He asked, “Which of you convinceth me of sin” (John 8:46). The word “convince” strongly suggest that one could bring an accusation that can be proven, a charge that can stand. Of course, no one then and since could bring evidence to back up their charge or accusation against Jesus Christ.
Though the biblical record shows that Christ was accused of wrongdoing by those who hated him and crucified him, the accusations were lies intending to manipulate the authorities. The Roman governor himself said that Jesus was innocent of all charges. Jesus Christ was crucified as an innocent man due to the jealously of Jewish leaders. Yet, we know He was crucified because He came to “seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). He gave His life as the Son of God to make atonement for man’s sins so that men might be reconciled to God.
Jesus Christ Sinless In Every Way.
If Jesus could sin but chose not to sin, that would make him a mere man and at best, a good man. Of course, this would not be good enough to save mankind from their sins. Jesus was not just the Son of God; He is God the Son. The fact that Jesus did not sin nor possess the ability to sin in deed or mind (John 8:46) is at the very heart of His deity, nature, character, and ability to save sinners by His vicarious death at the cross. Christ Jesus IS the impeccable Son of God and Savior of mankind. 2 Corinthians 5:21
The most powerful thought a Christian possesses is the fact that Jesus Christ can never be less than who He is... He is LORD.
Sincerely, Dr. Arthur Belanger
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