How do we know that Jesus never sinned?

The Word of God proclaims that Jesus was sinless, the perfect sacrifice.  When we trust in God’s Word, we must make a decision to trust it completely, and not pick and choose what we think is right.

In Jesus’ time, Pharisees and Sadducees were devoted followers of God’s law laid down more than 1500 years earlier. These religious leaders, who fastidiously followed a strict legal system, followed Jesus everywhere trying to find some fault in him so that they could discredit him as the Messiah. In 3+ years of spying to find fault with Jesus, often posing difficult questions designed to trip him up, they could find no sin in Jesus.

Eventually, Jesus was brought by these same religious leaders to Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea in what is present day Israel. They accused Jesus of blaspheming God by inferring that he was God, and implied that he was a threat to Roman rule. After conducting a trial of Jesus, Pilate concluded, “I find no fault in this man.” (Luke 23)

The Bible clearly explains that Jesus was Emmanuel which means “God with us.” While he was fully man he was still God who is holy and in him there is no sin whatsoever. Even when Jesus was directly tempted by the devil , we read that he did not sin. (Matthew 4:1-11)  We must therefore conclude that Jesus led a sinless life. How else would he have been able to give himself up on a Roman cross, to die for all the sins committed by men and women past, present and future? If you would like to learn more about how the death and resurrection of Jesus provides a way for you to know peace in this world and assurance of a sin-free life after death, please read our blog post: How does one become a Christian?