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Sinlessness of Jesus Christ

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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.

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Jesus Christ fully experienced human weakness

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Jesus Christ was tempted to sin

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Jesus Christ resisted the temptation to sin

Hebrews 4:15 LEB
For we do not have a high priest who is not able to sympathize with our weaknesses, but who has been tempted in all things in the same way, without sin.
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Jesus Christ committed no sin

He only spoke the truth

1 Peter 2:22 LEB
who did not commit sin, nor was deceit found in his mouth,
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He fulfilled the law

Matthew 5:17 LEB
“Do not think that I have come to destroy the law or the prophets. I have not come to destroy them but to fulfill them.
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He was fully obedient to his human parents

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He was fully obedient to his heavenly Father

John 17:4 LEB
I have glorified you on earth by completing the work that you have given me to do.
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He was innocent according to Roman law

Luke 23:14–15 LEB
and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was misleading the people, and behold, when I examined him before you, I found nothing in this man as basis for the accusation which you are making against him. But neither did Herod, because he sent him back to us. And behold, nothing deserving death has been done by him.
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Jesus Christ’s sinlessness was recognised by others

Luke 23:47 LEB
Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he began to praise God, saying, “Certainly this man was righteous!”
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Jesus Christ was perfect

Hebrews 7:28 LEB
For the law appoints men as high priests who have weakness, but the statement of the oath, after the law, appoints a Son, who is made perfect forever.
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Jesus Christ’s sinlessness qualified him to be the perfect sacrifice

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

Hebrews 10:14 LEB
For by one offering he has perfected for all time those who are made holy.
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