The Sinless Savior
But because I tell the truth, you do not believe me. Which one of you convicts me of sin? If I tell the truth, why do you not believe me? Whoever is of God hears the words of God. The reason why you do not hear them is that you are not of God.” John 8:45-47
How amazing to assert absolute sinlessness, freedom from any defilement and blight of sin, separate entirely from evil. Jesus claimed sinlessness. Jesus had no sin. He committed no sin. No guile was found in His mouth. The thoughts of His mind, the motives of His heart and the deeds of His life were not tainted by iniquity.
All men at their very best are only mortals: sinful, dying strangers to God's marvelous grace. Apart from the new birth, all men are doomed rebels in God's universe. No mere man is good, righteous or deserving of the Lord's smallest blessing apart from God’s saving grace. To be sure, each member of Adam's line finds himself an inheritor of a totally depraved nature and is at enmity with God. All the children of Adam's dying race are ruined sinners in the world, without any hope except for God's redeeming mercy. "There is none righteous, no, not one" (Rom.3:10). They are all gone aside, they all together become filthy rags and abominable in the sight of God (Isa. 64:6). Our hearts are deceitful (Jer.17:9). All have sinned (Rom. 3:23).
In striking contrast to our own moral plight, long ages past there stood the Man of Nazareth in Galilee who said He was without sin. The Man was the virgin-born Son of God who left the wonders of Glory for the woes of earth. Who forsook a throne for a tree. Who left the ivory palaces of Heaven for a bed in a stable stall.
Our Savior came to pay our sin debt to God. Hebrews 4:15 states, “For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.” Jesus is without sin and qualified in every way to be our Savior from sin's miserable curse.
The human race are all born of Adam's seed. But Jesus never one time thought a sin. No sin was ever hidden in His heart. His hands never did anything sinful. His feet never led Him to sin.
Jesus asked in John 8:46 if anyone could convict Him of sin. The word "convict" means "to refute, confute, to bring to light." Jesus asked the Pharisees, His staunchest critics, "Which one among you can convict Me of any sin? Can anyone of you bring to light any misdeed in My life?" Pilate had to admit, "I find no fault in Jesus.” He had done nothing worthy of death. The honest centurion exclaimed, "Truly, Jesus was the Son of God.”
If Jesus were not absolutely sinless, He could not be our Savior. But thank God, He is sinless, and He is our Savior. We now see Jesus:
Immanuel--God with us.
Virgin-born Son of God.
Equal with the Father
King of Kings
Jesus spoke the truth (John 8:46). He is the truth (John 14:6). God is His Father (John 8:49). He was conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:35). He was born of the virgin (Matt. 1:23). He lived a sinless life (2 Cor. 5:21). He died vicariously upon the tree for us (Mark 10:45; 1 Pet. 2:24).
Take Jesus today as your perfect Savior that you might have eternal life and peace with God (Rom. 5:1). You ask, "How?" "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved" (Acts 16:31).