The author chose this title (not to sin) to describe the Christ because it expresses the divine truth that Christ could not sin for the reason that as God He was perfectly holy, and as man He was perfectly holy. Holiness is far more than the absence of sin; it is positive virtue. The Lord Jesus could not sin because the days of His flesh meant only addition of experience, not variation of character. Holy humanity was united to Holy Deity in one indivisible Person, the impeccable Christ. It could not be otherwise, else, the holy Deity would have been defiled by any unholiness in the human flesh.
This book slays completely Satan's lie which says that Christ was human, therefore, He could have sinned, but did not. Yes, He was tempted (tried) in all respects according to [our] likeness, apart from sin. However, the trial, or test, was to demonstrate His perfect holiness, that regardless of stress or trial, it was impossible for Him to sin. In short but powerful sentences, the author comprehends the mysterious and marvelous Person who is the Christ. He covers such pregnant subjects as The Eternal Son of God; The Son Declares the Father; The Mystery of Godliness; The Incarnation; the Virgin Birth; Christ — Human Nature; Christ — Human Soul; Christ — Human Growth; Christ — Baptism; Christ — Temptation; Christ — Impeccable Life; The God-Approved Man; Christ — Prayer Life; The Drawing Power of Christ; Christ — Discriminating Message; Christ — Miracles; Christ — Death; Christ — Headship; and, Christ — Kingship.
All of these subjects have been bandied about in an effort to sully the biblical account of the life of Christ. How, for instance, can the human growth of Christ be explained without detracting from His Godhood? It was the Holy Child that grew, for God cannot grow. The body which God prepared grew and gained strength. It was not formed of the dust of the earth, but in the womb of the virgin. To experience every part of humanity, it was necessary for Him to grow from childhood to manhood. In every stage of that growth God is glorified. He was subjected to the laws of human development. He was a perfect Child, a perfect Youth, and became a perfect Man. The perfect bud unfolded into the perfect flower of manhood. All the while as God, He was omnipresent: No one has gone up into Heaven, except He having come down from Heaven, the Son of Man, who is in Heaven (John 3:13).
Christ, in both His Divine nature and His human nature, now sits at the right of God the Father. He was resurrected bodily. It is written, that when He appears, we shall be like Him (1 John 3:2).
W. E. Best is a Baptist pastor and an excellent teacher of the Bible. 108 pages
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