Christ Was Tempted By His Own Desires

It’s often said Christ was tempted by a fallen angel, but the Bible doesn’t agree with that teaching. The Bible makes it very clear that all angels obey God, so none of the angels (celestial beings) sinned.

Ps. 103:19  The LORD has established His throne in the heavens, And His sovereignty rules over all.

Ps. 103:20  Bless the LORD, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!

Ps. 103:21  Bless the LORD, all you His hosts, You who serve Him, doing His will.

Heb 1:14  Are not the angels all ministering spirits (servants) sent out in the service [of God for the assistance] of those who are to inherit salvation?

The Bible doesn’t contradict itself, if Ps. 103:20 says angels obey God, then no verse in the Bible can say angels (celestial beings) sinned.

Christ was a man born of the Holy Spirit, the flesh is man, and the Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God. Since Christ wasn’t born of man and woman, Christ was not born with sinful flesh, but that doesn’t mean that Christ wasn’t tempted by the desires that come from being a man.

James 1:14 says every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own desires, therefore the devil (false accuser) that tempted Christ was Christ’s own desires, not a fallen angel.

Heb 4:15 says Christ was tempted as everyone is tempted, so by the truth that is written in James 1:14, it is very clear that the teaching that says, “Christ was tempted by a fallen angel” is false.

James 1:14 proves no one is tempted by a fallen angel.

Heb 4:15  For we [who are born from above] 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.

James 1:14  But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own desires, and enticed.

Christ was led into the wilderness by the Spirit, it was the Spirit that protected Christ from sin, and it is the Spirit that protects those who are born of the Spirit, from sin (1 Jn 5:18).

Without the Holy Spirit, Christ would have sinned, it was the Holy Spirit that made Christ obey God, and it is the Holy Spirit that makes those who are born of the Spirit, obey God.

1 Jn 5:18  We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him (who is born of the Spirit) preserves him (who is born of the Spirit) against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say, “Christ was tempted by a fallen angel”, but the Bible does not agree with that teaching.

A Christian is someone that is led by the Holy Spirit, no one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say, “Christ was tempted by a fallen angel”, because that does not agree with what the Bible says. No one led by the Holy Spirit will ever say something that does not agree with what the Bible says.

If someone claims to be Christian and says something that does not agree with the truth that is written in the Bible, the person is not led by the Holy Spirit, the person is led by the flesh, those who are led by the flesh are not the children of God.

Rom 8:13  For if you live according to [the dictates of] the flesh, you will surely die. But if through the power of the [Holy] Spirit you are [habitually] putting to death (making extinct, deadening) the [evil] deeds prompted by the body, you shall [really and genuinely] live forever.

Rom 8:14  For all who are led by the Spirit of God [the Holy Spirit] are the children of God.

In the world today there are many people that claim to be Christian that say it is ok for there to be different denominations in the church, that it is ok for a Christian to believe something different than what another Christian believes, but the Bible does not support different denominations in the church, 1 Corinthians 1:10 says that the church is supposed to believe the same thing.

1 Cor. 1:10  But I urge {and} entreat you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Yeshua the Messiah, that all of you be in perfect harmony {and} full agreement in what you say, and that there be no dissensions {or} factions {or} divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in your common understanding and in your opinions {and} judgments.

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