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Jesus: did he really?

Hebrews 4:14-16 14Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15For 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. 16Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Im just curious...if Jesus was never gay, never had a wife or kids, didnt have sexual relationships, or drinking issues, and etc.how could verse 15 be true???

 

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sugahmamma

Asked by sugahmamma at 4:41 PM on Dec. 23, 2010 in Religious Debate

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  • He resisted the temptation, but realizes how difficult it can be
    elasmimi

    Answer by elasmimi at 4:44 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Tempted does not mean he did it.
    leah_rai

    Answer by leah_rai at 4:47 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • I agree- he was tempted but it was not his path so he resisted- Also, having sympathy does not mean you experienced what you are sympathizing about-it just means you understand the situation.
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 4:54 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • The sin was not offered to him personally, it's not written anyplace that "that'' true particular sin was the ...''course of the day'', in his path, but it sure reflects how he had compassion on sick enough to the point that we read the bible passages saying how he healed many many sick in one time, and that was to him extremely sinful, for saying to them, '' would it be easier for me to say your sins have been forgiven.,'' or to say to you that...'' now get up take your bed and walk!" :?
    Since he had the power to forgive sins from the onset of his nobleness and his title as king of this world, he certainly knew pain, so he certainly was able to forgive such pains as not have love of a woman, or being accepted into the norm (so to speak) world of the marriage act, which is also something God himself honors. But yes this is a forgivable sin, it's yet still a sin so it's how you are understanding God's view or Jesus' view .
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:06 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • blank stareWhat is it that you are confused about?  Jesus was without sin. 

    sexyfancyface

    Answer by sexyfancyface at 5:42 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Being temped isn't a sin, and just because you are tempted doesn't mean you have give into the temptation.

    RyansMom001

    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:57 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • He was tempted by the enemy (Satan) as soon as He was baptized. He went into the wilderness, and didn't eat or drink, and that's when the enemy tempted Him, trying to get Him at His weakest, not realizing He was God in human form, and could not be tempted. In fact, Jesus answered Him with Scripture, and didn't really even give the enemy the time of day,other than to put him off with the Word of God.
    cbk_mom3

    Answer by cbk_mom3 at 5:58 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • Hmm I read this question differently than you guys did.

    I read it as how could verse 15 be true if those people who say Jesus is gay, married ect. Maybe I read it in reverse but my answer is this.

    Temptation and Sin are two different things.
    He was tempted to sin but He never sinned. Scripture says He who knew NO sin became SIN for US .. He took everything upon Himself... He experienced everything on the Cross and in so doing WE do not have to go through what HE did.
    He never crossed the line with the devil if he had the dying on the Cross would never have happened. He had to be the perfect sacrifice , without blemish to even be able to take on what He did. So yes He was the high priest without sin for us.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 6:59 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • The High Priest Who Cried Out in Pain
    14-16Now that we know what we have—Jesus, this great High Priest with ready access to God—let's not let it slip through our fingers. We don't have a priest who is out of touch with our reality. He's been through weakness and testing, experienced it all—all but the sin. So let's walk right up to him and get what he is so ready to give. Take the mercy, accept the help. The Message

    14 Since in Jesus, the Son of God, we have the supreme high priest who has gone through to the highest heaven, we must hold firm to our profession of faith.15 For the high priest we have is not incapable of feeling our weaknesses with us, but has been put to the test in exactly the same way as ourselves, apart from sin.16 Let us, then, have no fear in approaching the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace when we are in need of help. The New Jerusalem Bible
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 7:02 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

  • So you all are saying that he was "tempted" with marriage, tempted to have kids, tempted to be gay, tempted to cheat on a spouse he didnt have, tempted to give a beat down , tempted to gamble in the temples, tempted to learn something that contradicts or opposes "God" (of the bible)????


    Sure sinning and temptation are two different things, but that's NOT my question. Elasmini  - that makes since to me. And sexyfancyface I never once said I was confused, just curious about other opinions.

    sugahmamma

    Comment by sugahmamma (original poster) at 8:43 PM on Dec. 23, 2010

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