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originally posted by: alientransfer
Tempted requires that there is a want to do whatever it is. I've seen some explanations try to say that Jesus was tempted by Satan but didn't want to do any evil. But that doesn't seem to sense because you can't be tempted without having some kind of want for whatever it is.
1 Then was Jesus led aside of the Spirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fasted forty days, and forty nights, he was afterward hungry.
3 Then came to him the tempter, and said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answering, said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him on a pinnacle of the Temple.
6 And said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, that he will give his Angels charge over thee, and with their hands they shall lift thee up, lest at any time thou shouldest dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8 Again the devil took him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,
9 And said to him, All these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down, and worship me.
10 Then said Jesus unto him, Avoid Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11 Then the devil left him: and behold, the Angels came, and ministered unto him.
originally posted by: peskyhumans
I don't think he was tempted at all when the devil asked Jesus to worship him. Jesus would already have known that he was the legitimate king of the world.
The devil (from Greek: διάβολος or diábolos = slanderer or accuser) is believed in many religions, myths and cultures to be a supernatural entity that is the personification of evil and the archenemy of God and humankind. The nature of the role varies greatly, ranging from being an effective opposite force to the creator god, locked in an eons long struggle for human souls on what may seem even terms (to the point of dualistic ditheism/bitheism), to being a comical figure of fun or an abstract aspect of the individual human condition. While mainstream Judaism contains no overt concept of a devil, Christianity and Islam have variously regarded the devil as a rebellious fallen angel or jinn that tempts humans to sin
Worshipers of a true Theos desire to worship while refusing to worship the same 1 they worship
The devil is the source of that impulse
He fasted forty days and forty nights, and then felt hungry" that gives you an idea of Jesus' supernatural ability
One review in the British Medical Journal found that hunger strikers who choose to continue taking in fluids begin to feel severe starvation symptoms after around 35 to 40 days. That’s when many develop confusion, hallucinations and convulsions. Shortly after, they begin to experience organ failure, which can lead to death on its own or to fatal heart attacks.
its Jesus like to tell Satan that you will obey every word that proceeds from the mouth of God
originally posted by: alientransfer
a reply to: Krazysh0t
But if you didn't want to do it, even if you are offered, then you are not tempted. Jesus was tempted.