Jesus: Fail-Safe

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According to John 8:29, 2Cor 5:21, Heb 4:15, and 1Pet 2:22; Jesus Christ
committed no sins of his own. The Watchtower Society is of the opinion that Christ
didn't sin because he "chose" not to sin. In other words: in their estimation Christ
could've failed, he could've sinned.

That's what they say; but it's not what the Bible says. The fact of the matter is;
Christ's divine genetics made it impossible for him to sin.

1John 3:9 . . Everyone who has been born from God does not carry on sin,
because His [reproductive] seed remains in such one, and he cannot practice sin,
because he has been born from God.

That version makes it look as though one born of God's reproductive seed sins now
and then but not all the time; viz: doesn't make a habit of sin. But that's an
interpretation rather than a translation. The text on the Greek side of the Society's
Kingdom Interlinear says this:

"He is not able to be sinning because out of God he has been generated."

There's more:

Col 2:9 . . It is in him that all the fullness of the divine quality dwells bodily.

The Greek word translated "divine quality" is theotes (theh-ot'-ace) which means
divinity; defined by Webster's as the quality or state of being divine.

I don't mean to split hairs but the order of those words in a sentence makes a
difference: divine quality and the quality of being divine are not the same. For
example: patience is a divine quality, but people capable of patience aren't eo ipso
divine. So let's get that straightened out right from the get-go.

Anyway; what we're looking at in Col 2:9 isn't nondescript divinity; rather, "the"
divinity; viz: we're looking at God's divinity; which I think pretty safe to assume is
impeccable. I seriously doubt even the Devil himself could fail and/or sin were he
brimming with not just a percentage; but with all the fullness of God's divinity.


FAQ: If it was impossible for Christ to either sin or fail; then what practical purpose
did his temptation serve?


A: Christ testified "I always do the things pleasing to Him" (John 8:29). The Devil's
failure to break Christ certifies the truth of his statement. In other words: Christ
was proof-tested to demonstrate that he contains no flaws.

No doubt the Devil expected that after forty days in the outback without food,
Christ would be worn down to the point where he would no longer care whether he
sinned or not. But it made no difference. Christ was still just as incapable of sin
after forty days in the outback as he was during the first thirty years of his life in
Nazareth because Christ's innocence didn't depend upon his resolve; rather, upon
his genetics so to speak; viz: upon God's [reproductive] seed. (1John 3:9)

While we're on the subject: what is the one thing God cannot do? Well; the JWs'
conditioned response is that God cannot lie (Heb 6:18). But a better response than
that is God cannot sin. In point of fact: it is just as impossible for God to sin as it is
for His progeny to sin. I mean; think about it. If God's progeny is unable to sin due
to the fact that out of God he has been generated; then it goes without saying that
the God out of whom the progeny was generated would be unable to sin too; viz: if
God's reproductive seed is unable to sin, then obviously the source of the seed
would be unable to sin too.

Jas 1:13 . . For with evil things God cannot be tried.


NOTE: The Watchtower Society religion is a bit of an odd duck in the world of
Christianity. While most, if not all, of the other denominations seek to glorify Christ;
it seems the Society's primary mission in life is to tear him down.

A very common Greek word in the New Testament for the Devil is diabolos (dee
ab'-ol-os) which refers to traducers; defined by Webster's as someone who exposes
others to shame or blame by means of falsehood and misrepresentation; i.e.
slander. Whether the Watchtower Society is deliberately or inadvertently
misrepresenting Jesus makes no difference: the point is they are, that's what
matters.
 
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