This is, of course, in its most literal and argumentative sense, not true. Jesus committed no sin whatsoever. So, there was not, nor could there be, any fault to find. I Peter 2:22 says of the Saviour, “Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth.” “Guile” means to speak a half-truth. What was actually spoken was right, but the remainder of what should have been said was deliberately omitted. John 1:14 tells us, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” Whenever anything or anyone is “full,” there can be no more possible room for addition. Jehovah God’s Son was totally sinless; completely truthful; absolutely perfect. Not the slightest human flaw nor fault existed with him. II Corinthians 5:21 also tells of Jesus, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who know no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” How much plainer and to the point can the scriptures be here in describing God’s Son? Definitely and without any doubt, no sin was in the makeup of Jesus.
Be that as it may, there were those of Christ’s day and time, as exists a lot today, who would not accept this fact of facts, in spite of the evidence that manifested itself repeatedly. The scribles and Pharisees especially tried time and time again to stump him his speech, disprove his claim to be from Heaven, and undermine his miracles. They were foolishly and unsuccessfully attempting to find fault with perfection. Jesus was Deity! His mind, like his Heavenly Father’s, was thoroughly Divine! Limitless! Knowledge with no end! Notice some examples of those individual’s efforts at “messing with our Lord!
In John 8:1-11, there is the story of the scribes and Pharisees bringing a woman to Jesus who was caught in the very act of adultery (vs. 4). They asked him in verse 5, “Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?” The hearts of these so-called “leaders” were not at all sincere, for the first part of verse 6 says, “This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him.” After a few brief moments of pressing Christ for an answer, he uttered what has become a most famous line in the last part of verse 7: “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” Notice how it struck the ears and hearts of all who heard these words. Verse 9 declares, “And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.” These wicked scribes and Pharisees thought they really had our Lord here! This is just one of many examples listed in the Bible of what happens when a finite mind seeks to compete with an infinite one! Failure will result every last time with trying to find fault with perfection! It flat out will not work! Read on.
Matthew 22:15-22 records where the Pharisees, in regards to Jesus, gathered together and tried to find a way to “entangle him in his talk” (vs. 1). They asked him, “Is it lawful to give tribute to Caesar, or not” (vs. 17)? As always, the Messiah could read their hearts inside and out, for verse 18 tells us, “But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?” He asked that a coin be shown to him. A penny was brought. Look what happened here: “And he saith unto him, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things which are God’s. When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way” (verses 19-22. Such is another scene of a group of imperfect minds seeking to stump one perfect mind. This is one more try at wanting to find fault with perfection. This is altogether impossible!
At the end of this same chapter is another such useless test given, and this time by Jesus himself. Verses 41-46 read, “While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then call him Lord, how is he is son? And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.” It is very explanatory here that these people who kept up at trying to entrap our Lord verbally finally and at last got the message! Proving Christ wrong wasn’t goine to be done, regardless of who, what, when, where, or how often tried, nor how many trying such!
Other such incidents as this are listed in the four Gospels, such as how many would not accept our Lord’s miracles as proof of his being the Son of God and the Saviour of the world, but these cited should suffice in proving the utter foolishmess in thinking one can find fault with perfection. Jesus was without sin and totally sated with knowledge and wisdom. This leads us into the other category of this theme.