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  • I think it says that all men are born into sin because the sin carries down the line of the father - since God was his father, and Mary conceived him as a virgin, that sin was not carried on to Jesus... Or something to that effect. Thus he was born a man but he was the son of God, thus not the same as normal men. But I'm probably wrong, and will no doubt gather a crowd of absurdly angry Christians, again. I apologise in advance for any children I may have maimed, souls I've defiled, lives destroyed, minds warped, or beliefs offended by my answering this question to the best of my knowledge.
  • Christians believe that Jesus was completely God and completely Man. The incarnation, God and man, is one of the wonderful Christian paradoxes. The Church thus confesses that Jesus is inseparably true God and true man. He is truly the Son of God who, without ceasing to be God and Lord, became a man and our brother. The Son of God worked with human hands; he thought with a human mind. He acted with a human will, and with a human heart he loved. Born of the Virgin Mary, he has truly been made one of us, like to us in all things except sin. The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains what we believe in depth: http://www.nccbuscc.org/catechism/text/pt1sect2chpt2art3.htm#p1 With love in Christ.
  • Yes, the idea was that Jesus would be born a PERFECT man like the first man Adam. He would have to succeed where Adam failed and then lay down his still sinless life for us all so that we could be saved. Satan tried to tempt him but failed.
  • Jesus was God born as a man. He was the Word made flesh(John 1:1-14). He was the Son of God born the Son of man. Jesus Christ was tempted in His flesh. Remember, He had two natures--Divine and Human. Jesus was fully God and fully Man. As Man, He was tempted, but as God, He could not sin because God cannot sin. He never gave in to the temptation because His Deity did not let Him. -In the Master's service. Thank you and God bless you!
  • We are born into a world of sin but not as sinners going to hell. Can you really look at a baby right out of the womb and say well that’s a sinner? The Bible says unless we become as little children we can not see the kingdom of heaven. People have to read the bible in it’s entirety don’t just believe what you hear your friend say or what you hear in the media. Ezekiel 18:20 The soul who sins is the one who will die. The son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous man will be credited to him, and the wickedness of the wicked will be charged against him. This is a good read: http://www.bible.ca/ef/topical-are-we-born-sinners.htm In Christ, LT
  • Jesus was born with the physical form of a man but the mental aspects of God. He was tempted, as all you Christians out there remember Him suffering 40 days in the desert with nothing. Even when the devil told Jesus that he could have all the kingdoms on Earth. He still said no.
  • Pls don't be upset the Holy Bible which you are reading is NOT the Bible sent by God, it is changed ... The Holy Quran refers Jesus Christ as Essabna-Maryam i.e son of marry and he was not God and never will be. When you have time just go through the English Translation of holy Quran; you believe it or NOT it doesn't make any difference. Then see where your question fits. Have a nice day. RK
  • Like everyone, Jesus was born a baby.
  • Jesus was born as we are but yet without sin. It is impossible despite what some would tell us to enter into God's presence as sinners. It required a sinless one to make a way into heaven for mankind. He took the penalty that sinners deserve and gave forgiveness to all who ask for it. He had to prove His worthiness by living amongst us being tempted in exactly the same way as we are but overcoming temptaion in order that God's salvation may be accomplished.
  • Jesus is THE LORD ALMIGHTY! how can you even ask such a depraved question? I believe there is a place for people who insult Jesus.
  • the bible has many holes in it, get used to it.
  • Jesus was both man AND God. In John 1, we read "IN the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God.....and the Word became flesh and lived among us..." He could be tempted and he was. He allowed himself to be tempted so that he could experience all the things humans go through and yet not sin. That is how we can say, as is written in the book of Hebrews "Hebrews 4:15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin."
  • Oh, man, that whole ratio of Jesus to god thing is really scary. Supposely, god knocked up a virgin who gave birth to himself, then he had him crucified for it or something like that. If that weren't confusing enough, there's another head somewhere in there...Uff...I give up!
  • he was born a man, by normal conception methods
  • Hebrews 4:15 says that Jesus "was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." It was Satan who did the tempting. All Jesus did was respond with Scripture. Jesus did not sin.
  • How could god be born a man?
  • Father, son, holly spirit: This is God which was born as Jesus!
  • The thing we have to recognize about Christ is that He was the Son of an Immortal Being—God the Father—and a mortal being—Mary. As such, He had divine (and overlapping) aspects of each. For example: • Jesus died on the cross; were He the Son of two immortal parents, their immortality would have passed to Him and made death impossible. • Jesus was resurrected; were He the Son of two mortal parents, their mortality would have passed to Him and made self-resurrection impossible. The bottom line is that due to His mixed parentage, His very Being was an extremely unique dichotomy. Thus, He was able to be tempted, but He was also able to invariably overcome said temptation. If this weren’t the case, there would have been no test and, by extension, no salvation. I suppose this brings up another question, though: can the Father be tempted? The Bible seems to give several instances in which others at least *attempt* to do so, but IMHO it’s irrelevant whether this be possible or not. What *is* relevant is that if it be possible to tempt the Father, He—like His beloved Son—will never give in. Blessings!
  • I think a lot of what the bible has to say is a metaphor and can be interpreted in many different ways. For example: Jesus was known to be a healer...but that was an extremely long time ago...maybe he was just really intelligent in the area of medicine. Afterall, he did disappear into the desert for several years of his life. What was he doing during that time? Probably learning about medicine! Jesus was a human being. Referring to him as a god is a matter of opinion. I mean think about it--Mary was suppsedly a virgin yet she was married to Joseph????? That is completely ridiculous! Anyways, aren't we all considered the sons and daughters of God? I'm pretty sure my Mom had sex with my Dad and that's how I was conceived. Why would it be any different for Christ? I think Joseph got the short end of the stick...no one gives him any credit for the birth of Christ!
  • Yes,all men are born into sin. Jesus was born a man. He became realized and that rescinds everything including temptation and sin! I am a Hindu,looking at it from our philosophical point of view!No offense meant here!
  • Jesus was all man, and all God. He is the connector between sinful man and the Creator above. Satan tempted, because that's what he does, but Jesus SUCCESFULLY passed all tests. Thank Him for that, or we'd be up the creek!
  • good question. Considering jesus and god even exist, one would look at the bible and think God was a man, but that's not necessarily true because he could work miracles and do stuff the rest of us couldn't so technically he wasn't a man. So indeed how could a god be tempted? There's much theory into Jesus and sin and why most of his teenage years is not in the bible, because if he were indeed a man one would think he was probably like everyone else and doing some somewhat sinful things as any man/boy would..and of course to think jesus committed sins is unthinkable to christians...but I think to know he did would make him easier to relate to...what would be the point of sending him here to die for us and judge our sins if he never committed any to know how it feels to be sinful. Oh how convoluted and mixed up religion is.
  • Could Jesus have sinned? If He was not capable of sinning, how could He truly be able to 'sympathize with our weaknesses' (Hebrews 4:15)? If He could not sin, what was the point of the temptation?" This question is divided into two categories. It is important to remember that this is not a question of whether Jesus sinned. Both sides agree, as the Bible clearly says, that Jesus did not sin. The question is whether Jesus could have sinned. Those who hold to impeccability believe that Jesus could not have sinned. Those who hold to peccability believe that Jesus could have sinned, but did not. Which view is correct? The clear teaching of Scripture is that Jesus was impeccable - Jesus could not have sinned. If He could have sinned, He would still be able to sin today because He retains the same essence He did while living on earth. He is the God-Man - and will forever remain so, having full deity and full humanity so included in one person as to be indivisible. To believe that Jesus could sin is to believe that God could sin. Although Jesus is fully human, He was not born with the same sinful nature that we are born with. He certainly was tempted in the same way we are, in that temptations were put before Him by Satan, yet remained sinless because God is incapable of sinning. It is against His very nature (Matthew 4:1; Hebrews 2:18, 4:15; James 1:13). Sin is by definition a trespass of the Law. God created the Law, and the Law is by nature what God would or would not do; therefore, sin is anything that God would not do by His very nature. To be tempted is not in and of itself sinful. A person could tempt you with something you have no desire to do, such as committing murder or participating in sexual perversions. You probably have no desire whatsoever to take part in these actions, but you were still tempted because someone placed the possibility before you. References found in www.gotquestions.org
  • Jesus was tempted in all ways because he was God in the flesh.
  • Jesus was born to the virgin mary. this wasnt natural. the Holy Spirit came upon her and she concieved. this is how Jesus wasnt born in sin. Jesus is the Son in the Holy trinity. He died for our sins. How can sinner die for the sins of the whole world? This is why Jesus died for us. He did no sin, he knew no sin. He is a prayer answering God and is interceding for us with the Father. God is ready to show Mercy and forgive us of our evil natures if we truely repent and turn from our ways. The ways of God arent mans ways. We might think..why is God leading me through this path.. its hard and narrow.. but this is way of God. He is teaching those whom He Loves. It is important that we do His will in our lives. Its true God has given man free will to do what he pleases. But he expects us to do HIS will and not our will. Some people might have questions about the trinity and whos God who the Son.. but the truth is that The Father, Son and The Holy Spirit are all God. They are omnipotent. This doesnt mean they are different people and work in different ways. They agree on the same thing and work together.. when God created man He said "Let US make man in OUR own image".
  • "John Broadus (1827-1895): “How could Jesus be tempted? Was it possible for him to sin? If this was in no sense possible, then he was not really tempted, certainly not ‘like as we are.’ (Heb. 4:15). But how can it have been possible for him to sin? If we think of his human nature in itself, apart from the co-linked divinity, and apart from the Holy Spirit that filled and led him, then we must say that, like Adam in his state of purity, like the angels and every other moral creature, his humanity was certainly in itself capable of sinning, and thus the temptation was real, and was felt as such, and as such overcome; while yet in virtue of the union with the divine nature, and of the power of the Holy Spirit that filled him, it was morally impossible that he should sin.---A substantially similar view is well stated by Edersheim” (Commentary on Matthew, p. 61, 1886 edition). William L. Pettingill (1880-1950): “The question is often raised as to whether there was any possibility of Jesus falling before the tempter’s power. I answer, No. He was God in the flesh, and God cannot be tempted with evil. He was ever holy, harmless, undefiled and separate from sinners. If someone objects that in that case there was no temptation, I answer that though there was no desire on Jesus’ part to yield to the devil’s allurings, yet there was a real temptation, in the sense of testing, and this is the meaning of Hebrews 4:15, which being literally translated reads: “For we have not a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our infirmities, but Who has in all points been tempted like as we are, apart from sin.” That is, He did not have the inward craving for evil things, as you and I have, for that would be indwelling sin, and there was no sin in Him. He is nevertheless quite able to sympathize with us, for He made us and knows us altogether. If Jesus had failed under the test, His failure would have proved, not that God could sin, but that Jesus was not God. For in this sense, “God cannot be tempted with evil” (Jas. 1:13). (The Gospel of the Kingdom, p. 51). Clarence Larkin (1850-1924): “There are those who claim that Jesus could not have been tempted in all points like as we are if it were not possible for Him to sin. Others claim that while it was possible for Jesus to sin there was no probability that He would, and therefore there was no risk incurred in His Temptation. Those who claim that it was possible for Jesus to sin compare Him with Satan and Adam, who, though created pure and sinless, had in them the possibility of sinning as is evidenced by their fall. But Satan and Adam were created beings, while Jesus was the Only Begotten SON OF GOD, born of the “Virgin Mary,” and it was said of the body of Jesus that it was “THAT HOLY THING.” Therefore the humanity of Jesus was SINLESS, and when joined to the Eternally Holy Personality of the SON, there could have been no possibility of Jesus sinning. “If Jesus could have sinned then the whole scheme of Salvation hung in the balance until after the Wilderness Temptation. Such a thought is not only unthinkable but unscriptural. Jesus was the Lamb---“foreordained before the foundation of the world” (I Pet. 1:18-20), and a lamb accepted for sacrifice must be “without spot or blemish.” The Scriptures declare that “Whosoever is born of God CANNOT SIN” (I John 3:9). Therefore Jesus could not sin. If He could have sinned at the Temptation, since there has been no change in His nature since then, for He took His humanity back with Him to Heaven, what is there to prevent His yielding to Temptation in the future? What guarantee have we that the whole plan of Salvation shall not yet be upset? The thought is contrary to the whole trend of the Scripture. “What then was the purpose of the Temptation if it were not possible for Jesus to have fallen? The purpose was simply to show that Jesus was a PERFECT SAVIOUR, and that there was NO SIN IN HIM, nor possibility of failure. He was thus set before us, not as an example to be followed when we are tempted, but as an object of Faith to whom we can look as our DELIVERER when we are tempted. A simple illustration will make this plain. We will suppose that a double track “Suspension Bridge” has been built over a deep canyon connecting two mountain ranges. To the people in the valley the Bridge seems to be but an “airy nothing” hardly capable of carrying its own weight and they are afraid to trust themselves to it, but one day to their amazement two long trains of freight cars loaded with pig-iron approach from opposite directions, and when both have reached the center of the Bridge they stop. At once they expect the Bridge to collapse. But no, it remains intact. And when, after remaining 24 hours on the Bridge, the trains continue on their way, they no longer lack faith in the safety of the Bridge. So with the Temptation of Jesus. It was the rest of His Sonship and of His power to overcome and destroy the works of the Devil, and we need no longer fear but that He is a Perfect and All-Powerful Saviour.” (Rightly Dividing the Word), pp. 172-174, 1958 edition)." Source and further information: http://www.bereabaptistchurch.org/articles/Gleanings/CouldJesusHaveSinned.html 2) "Exactly what the devil was trying to achieve by these temptations has been open to debate. The traditional view is that the devil on each occasion is trying to make Jesus commit a particular sin - avarice by offering power over the kingdoms of the world, gluttony by suggesting a way to relieve Jesus' hunger, and hubris by suggesting that Jesus jump and rely on angels to break his fall. Most modern scholars do not accept this view, Jones for example noting that calling someone who has fasted for forty days gluttonous simply because they now desire food is really not very fair. Another view popular for a time (for example, see Dostoyevsky's The Grand Inquisitor in The Brothers Karamazov) was that the devil wasn't so much tempting Jesus as presenting him with the different options he could take to be a Messiah, and making him choose one. Evangelicals point to the word usually translated as tempt as being more accurately translated as test, i.e. that the devil was testing Jesus' understanding of his role rather than trying to lure him to sin. Rejected options under this interpretation are: - Someone who rescues the poor and needy from their hardships, as manifested by feeding the hungry - A magician and miracle worker who wins converts by spectacular acts, as manifested by surviving a jump from a high pinnacle. That the devil places Jesus in a very public location, rather than the numerous high pinnacles in the desert, gives credence to this view. - A political liberator from the oppression of the Romans, as manifested by having power over the kingdoms of the world Another view, popularized by the book The Politics of Jesus by John Howard Yoder, suggests that the three temptations of Jesus foreshadow the three points in his ministry where political temptations were the greatest: - right after the miracle of the loaves and fish was performed, when the hungry crowds wanted to make him king; - when he cleansed the Temple, at which time he had already secured enough political and moral support from the crowds to start a political movement; and - the night at Gethsemane when he played with the idea of calling on twelve legions of angels to stop his arrest - he could have initiated a holy war should he choose to. There remains the question of the validity of the temptations offered to Jesus. As the Son of God, he would be able to attain any of these desires without the aid of the Devil. He was, in essence, being tempted with offers that he already had in his hand." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temptation_of_Christ#Purpose 3) Further information: - "Could Jesus have sinned (peccability or impeccability)?": http://www.gotquestions.org/could-Jesus-have-sinned.html - "Could Jesus Christ have sinned?": http://www.christiananswers.net/q-acb/acb-t003.html - "How could Jesus be tempted if he was GOD?": http://yedda.com/questions/Jesus_tempted_GOD_religion_7359861566140/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impeccability
  • God /Jesus was born of man/Mary/ woman's seed....not a man's seed.....HE was perfect therefore , not genetics, Mary was not perfect , just righteous.....she was the "vessel" HE chose , but "no strings attached" so to speak....HE was the "son of man", Mary which was of Judah, Seth, ,Adam....as Joseph was also, but a man's seed was not to bring in the Messiah of Genesis 3...God was born from Mary as Jesus....as a human, flesh and blood, we are all tempted, as HE was as human...HE walked as we do...HE suffered as we do, HE died as we do.....at these times , HE experienced the same we do...HE did not have to ....but to Redeem us HE did and in order for us to Believe , HE had to walk in flesh.....as we walk in flesh...:)
  • The BIBLE does NOT say that all men are born into sin. This is why a student should ask his Biblical teachers to cite specific scripture when attempting to explain a concept.

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