Catechism Question 15December 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Posted in Children's Bible Catechism | 4 Comments
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Question 15: What did Jesus do while He was here on earth?
Answer: He lived a perfect, sinless life.
And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
Jesus’s sinless life even included His childhood. It is difficult for us to imagine going a day or even part of a day without sinning egregiously. Jesus, unlike us, lived every moment of every second of every minute of every hour of every day of His entire earthly life without ever committing even a single solitary act of sinful omission or commission in thought, word, or deed!
This is true in spite of the fact that Jesus was fully human, and was tempted in every respect just like we are. It means, though, that He never gave in to any temptation.
Depending upon the age and maturity of your child, you can get into the somewhat controversial doctrine known as the “impeccability of Christ,” which deals with the question of whether or not it was possible for Christ, in His humanity, to sin. The virgin birth, as it relates to Christ’s full humanity without the inheritance of Adam’s fallen nature, can be touched upon here, as well, depending on age and discretion.
Other verses to consider:
For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?