Jesus Was Tempted by the Devil.
The ability to be led astray by the devil and to be lured into temptation is one of the major characteristics of a mere mortal. It is stated in Matt 4:1 that the devil tried to tempt Jesus to commit sin :
Jesus answered, It is written : ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’"
Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God,: he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written :
‘He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against stone.’"
Jesus answered him, "It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’"
Again the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendour. "All this I will give you," he said, "if you will bow down and worship me."
Jesus said to him, "Away from me, Satan! For it is written ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.’"
"Then the devil left him and angels came and attended him."
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