An Attempt to Negate the Deity of Jesus Christ…a rebuttal

An attempt to negate the deity of Jesus Christ: “James 1:13 said that God cannot be tempted. Matthew 4:1 said that Jesus was tempted. There are two separate entities here. One of them cannot be tempted while one of them can. The first is God while the other is not.”

Christian response,

God the Father is God; Jesus Christ is God; the Holy Spirit is God; these Three are One-God in essence and Three-separate Persons in personality, individual will, purpose-function in Time and Eternity. Jesus is God and in His flesh He was tempted by the Devil (Matthew 4:1-11) but this does not mean Jesus relented to that temptation. Jesus was and is victorious over the Devil.

God cannot be tempted by evil but Jesus entered Time as God in flesh through the hypostatic union (Philippians 2:6-8) and Jesus experienced life in the flesh; Jesus suffered physiologically and emotionally, He felt agony, pain, sorrow, loss, anger, while simultaneously modeling perfect obedience to the Father and the Law of God.

Jesus expects NOTHING of us that He Himself did not confront, challenge and conquer. Jesus is God who entered Time “to destroy the works of the Devil” (1 John 3:8b) via the Gospel that was ordained “before the beginning of Time” (2 Timothy 2:9-10) and if you deny Him as your God who died to pay your sin-debt, you will NOT enter the Kingdom of God subsequent to the death of your body in Time (John 8:24).

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