If Jesus was a human being, was He really sinless? After all, the Bible says that no human being is free from the effects of sin. So how can both be true? Let’s find out.
The Bible affirms the full humanity of Jesus, and even records moments when Jesus experienced the temptation to sin. This is something we see in His trials in the wilderness in Matthew chapter 4 where, after Jesus spent 40 days without food or drink, Satan appeared to Him and tempted Him three times with offers built around temptations we all face—provision, protection, and comfort or ease.
So Jesus was tempted, but He the Bible also affirms that Jesus was completely sinless throughout His life on earth. The Apostle Paul wrote that God “made the one who did not know sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” The author of Hebrews described Jesus as “kind of high priest we need: holy, innocent, undefiled, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.” And Peter said that Jesus “did not commit sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.”
Jesus He is our sinless Savior, who died in our place, and through His death frees everyone who trusts in Him from bondage to sin forever.