Could Jesus Have Sinned While He Was In The Body Here On Earth?

Jesus in the wilderness, fasting and waiting to be tempted by the devil

Matthew 4:1

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.

The simple answer to the question “could Jesus have sinned” is NO. Why?

Colossians 2:9

For the entire fullness of God’s nature dwells bodily in Christ

Just like water that fills the vessel [jar] so likewise, God filled the flesh by putting it on like clothing. Jesus not only couldn’t have sinned, But He also did not desire it. 

Psalm 5:4 

For you are not a God who delights in wickedness;
evil cannot dwell with you.

Sin or evil CANNOT be found in God period. God Himself filled Jesus Christ like one who puts on a garment. Who is the real person, the garment or the one it is on? Jesus’ flesh was that garment which was on the Living God who is pure righteous and who hates sin. 

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 The Lord hates six things;
in fact, seven are detestable to him:
17 arrogant eyes, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet eager to run to evil,
19 a lying witness who gives false testimony,
and one who stirs up trouble among brothers.

When the Bible says that the Word [Jesus who is God John 1:1] became flesh, it does not mean that the flesh that was on Him gave lustful and sinful cravings to the Son of God. It just means that Jesus in the body needed to eat, sleep, rest, and eventually, the body that God put on was to die for our sins or else He couldn’t have. 

Hebrews 10:4-5

4 For it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins. 5 Therefore, as he was coming into the world, he said:

You did not desire sacrifice and offering,
but you prepared a body for me.

In Jesus’ temptation, He did not have a desire to sin [to rebel against the Father] like people do who are born in sin. Satan tried to make Jesus sin through his temptations, but Jesus wasn’t persuaded to take his offers. His passion was to please God and since He came from the Father, whatever the Father detested so did He.

Jesus was put to the test and He came out victoriously.

They are two different types of temptations

1. A person is tempted when he or she comes across a strong desire or a craving from the flesh to sin.

2. The one who is doing the tempting will try to get the person to take his bait however, it does not mean that the one being tempted will desire what the tempter is offering.

Jesus falls in the number 2 category because He did not desire to sin of any kind.

The devil will always tempt you to sin through the lust of the flesh, but God, on the other hand, will test you through tribulations so you can see where your faith in Him is at.


Verse By Verse Through Revelation (21:9-13)


9 Then one of the seven angels, who had held the seven bowls filled with the seven last plagues, came and spoke with me: “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.”

The angel who was in charge of bringing one of the worst plagues on the earth [see Revelation 16:17-21] came to John to reveal the bride.

The Bride refers to the saints [Matthew 22:1-14] and the Lamb is Jesus Christ [John 1:29].

The imagery between the saints and Jesus Christ as a husband and wife shows that we are one with Christ [the Spirit of God living in us], we will be with Him for all eternity, and see Him as He is. Like a wife who leaves her old life behind to start a new one with her husband, so we are leaving this sinful world to start a new life in the new earth with Jesus Christ.

10 He then carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God

He then carried me away in the Spirit refers to the vision that the LORD showed him of the holy city made from the hands of God coming down to the new earth.

11 arrayed with God’s glory. Her radiance was like a precious jewel, like a jasper stone, clear as crystal.

The holy city, the new Jerusalem will contain the glory of the LORD. God’s light and power will illuminate the whole city. The city will shine like precious jewels.

12 The city had a massive high wall, with twelve gates. Twelve angels were at the gates; the names of the twelve tribes of Israel’s sons were inscribed on the gates.

The huge wall and the twelve gates bring to reality that not everyone can just walk in and enter it. To have access through the gates is by being born again through faith in Jesus Christ.

the names of the twelve tribes of Israel’s sons were inscribed on the gates. The gates have the names of Jacob’s sons because through them [the 12 sons of Jacob] the children of Israel [the Jewish people] came into being.  God changed Jacob’s name to Israel.

13 There were three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.

For the names corresponding to every three gates on all four sides read Ezekiel 48:30-34.

The new city will have access on all four sides for the saints who will come in to bring glory to the Lord.

Verse By Verse Through Revelation (21:1-5)

The New Earth

1. Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.

The phrase “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth” reveals that the new earth will be without sin and God the Father and God the Son will live with men for all eternity.

The phrase “for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away” details how it will happen which is found in 2 Peter 3:10 which says, But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up. NASB

2 I also saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared like a bride adorned for her husband.

The holy city, the new Jerusalem is where God Himself is going to live [Revelation 21:22-26] once it is placed on the new earth.

3 Then I heard a loud voice from the throne: Look, God’s dwelling is with humanity, and he will live with them. They will be his peoples, and God himself will be with them and will be their God.

An announcement will be pronounced in heaven that God’s purpose since the beginning of creation will take place, to live with us. The reason why God, after the new earth is created, will live with men is that sin will be eradicated.

4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away.

With our new body [spiritual body 1 Corinthians 15:44] which will be without sin, we will experience unimaginable joy for all eternity. The nature of sin [envy, deceit, selfishness, the love of money/material, murder, evil intentions, lust, the worship of idols, and death] will end once and for all.

1 Corinthians 15:54-57

54 When this corruptible body is clothed with incorruptibility, and this mortal body is clothed with immortality, then the saying that is written will take place:

Death has been swallowed up in victory.

55 Where, death, is your victory? Where, death, is your sting?

56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

5 Then the one seated on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new.” He also said, “Write, because these words are faithful and true.”

The phrase “Then the one seated on the throne” Is in reference to Jesus Christ [compare John 12:39-41 to Isaiah 6:1-10]

The phrase “these words are faithful and true.” Shows that Jesus Himself testifies to the reliability of the Word of God.