Only God is Sinless?

It is often claimed that only God is sinless, and thus, that for Jesus to have been sinless, he had be God.

In reality, no scripture says that only God can be sinless; indeed the scriptures show that others can indeed sinless.

Are not the angels who are able see the face of God sinless? (Matthew 18:10) If they are sinners, then they are not in harmony with God, for sin separates one from God. — Isaiah 59:2.

You were perfect in your ways from the day that you were created, until unrighteousness was found in you. — Ezekiel 28:15, World English.

Satan was sinless until unrighteousness (that which is crooked, not straight) was found in him. — Ezekiel 28:13-17.

Adam was sinless until he disobeyed, thereby bringing sin into the world of mankind (Romans 5:12-19) Although God originally made man upright, it is because of sin that God, in effect makes, counts, one as crooked, unjustified, unrighteous. — Ecclesiastes 1:15; 7:13,29.

If Adam was not sinless, this would mean that God created Adam a sinner, and thus that sin did not enter the world through his disobedience, but rather he was already a sinner before he disobeyed. It would also make meaningless the threat of death — dying, you will die — if Adam disobeyed, since Adam would have already been “dying” and a sinner out of harmony with God from the day he had been created. — Genesis 2:17.

IF Jesus had been God Almighty, certainly Satan would have known that it would been senseless to try to tempt God Almighty into disobeying God Almighty. (Matthew 4:1-11) Rather than challenging Jesus as “God Almighty”, the tempter challenged him as being “Son of God”. — Matthew 4:3,6.

Jesus had the full untainted glory of God while he was a man – a little lower than the angels, since — unlike Adam — he never fell short due to sin (Romans 3:23; 1 John 3:5; John 8:46; 2 Corinthians 5:21), which sinless human glory he gave in sacrifice for our sins. — Hebrews 2:9; 10:10-12.

Also IF Jesus has been God Almighty, rather than condemning sin the flesh, Jesus would have justified sin in the flesh, proving that in order for a man to be obedient to God Almighty, that man has to be God Almighty. — Romans 8:3.

The Father created Jesus in his prehuman existence as righteous (Colossians 1:15), not as unrighteous; also when he sent Jesus into the world of mankind, Jesus is depicted as saying to the only true God who sent him, “Sacrifice and offering [of the Law Covenant] you didn’t desire, But a body did you prepare for me.” (Hebrews 10:5, World English) That body was prepared separate from the world that had been made sinners through Adam. (Romans 5:12-19) The purpose of Jesus’ receiving that body was for the purpose of its being sacrificed as an offering for sin. (Hebrews 10:10-18) For it to be acceptable it had to be sinless.

Does this mean that the Father himself prevented Jesus from sinning? No! If that had been so, then the temptations of Satan would have been meaningless. That there was the possiblility of Jesus’ sinning as did Adam should be apparent.

Indeed, again, if the Father had been preventing Jesus from sinning, this would not have condemned sin the flesh, but rather it would have justified sin the flesh. — Romans 8:3.

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