Jesus’ sinlessness was necessary for our salvation.


I was searching my Quickverse Platinum bible software library for references to 1 Peter and this came up in the search results:

CONCISE THEOLOGY: A GUIDE TO HISTORIC CHRISTIAN BELIEFS

J.I. PACKER Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. WHEATON, ILLINOIS

JESUS CHRIST WAS ENTIRELY FREE FROM SIN

He committed no sin, and no deceit was found in his mouth.

1 PETER 2:22

Had he not been “a lamb without blemish or defect” his blood would not have been “precious” (1 Pet. 1:19). He would have needed a savior himself, and his death would not have redeemed us. His active obedience (perfect lifelong conformity to God’s law for mankind, and to his revealed will for the Messiah) qualified Jesus to become our Savior by dying for us on the cross. Jesus’ passive obedience (enduring the penalty of God’s broken law as our sinless substitute) crowned his active obedience to secure the pardon and acceptance of those who put their faith in him (Rom. 5:18-19; 2 Cor. 5:18-21; Phil. 2:8; Heb. 10:5-10).

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