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“And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.” (1 Cor. 15:45)

Jesus Christ was the only person to live a completely sinless life, He is the second Adam. Jesus Christ is God, and God is incapable of sin, no matter how we determine to look at our lives, the entire history of all humanity, everything that has ever occurred, all that the Lord God does is righteous, Holy and true, He cannot sin against Himself.

The Lord Jesus was driven into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil, (Luke 4:1-13) but Satan could not make his will upon Him come to pass, Jesus did not fall to those temptations. Do not think that this was the only time that Christ was faced with temptations, this is recorded for us as the only time that we know for a fact that Satan personally attacked Him in such a way, though it could be debated that Matthew 16:23 also was of the same nature, when the Lord looked at Peter and spoke to Satan.

Jesus Christ is God, God cannot sin, nor can He be tempted. (James 1:13)

There is a very serious question here that many men much wiser than me have contemplated over the centuries, and it is this, would it have been possible for Adam to sin against God if Satan had not been allowed in the garden of Eden?

We have no record of our adversary speaking directly to Adam, as far as we are told he spoke only to Eve, Adam sinned after he harkened to the voice of his wife. (Gen. 3:17) There was a temptation, as it were, placed in the garden, the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil upon the tree, but the question must needs be asked, without the interference of Satan in the guise of the serpent, would our first parents ever have succumbed to that temptation, or in fact, would they have ever as seen it as such.

Would they have sinned without the devil’s intervention?

We must look at the first temptation, that of Lucifer in heaven. He needed no one to come to him and reveal that something he did not now possess he could in fact have if he would only go against the will of God, he did so of his own accord. It is easy for us to write it off as pride, and that may indeed be the obvious answer, for pride alone can bring us to the lie that we can have and do what we want without God, foolishness in the extreme. “For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.” (Col. 1:16)

Pride deceives and excels at deceiving others when its will is imposed upon them who are not well versed in it.

This is what Satan did in the garden, he forced nothing on our first parents, he simply revealed to them that they had a free will that could be exhibited outside of the will of God. This same attempt was made on the Lord Jesus Christ in the wilderness, and so the question must arise and is pertinent in the extreme, could Christ have fallen to temptation seeing He was and is always God?

Contemplate this if you will, before Satan was cast out of heaven, would it have done any good whatsoever for him to attempt to tempt the Lord Jesus in heaven. The evidence of all the known facts are not available to us, God cannot be tempted, Jesus Christ is God, yet in the flesh Jesus was tempted. “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.” (Heb. 4:15)

If there is nothing to be tempted by, is it possible to sin?

Every sacrifice that was brought to the temple had to be perfect, without spot or blemish, Jesus was the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, He did not sin, not once, by the conscience effort of His own free will, yet God cannot sin, neither before He was born of a virgin, during His walk on this earth, nor now at the right hand of the Father.

Here in this short poorly written letter is the truth of Romans 1:17, “The just shall live by faith,” Jesus Christ is the Son of God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are three distinct personalities, yet one God. Would it even be possible for the free will of the Son to be against the free will of the Father, seeing they are one?

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