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« on: February 08, 2013, 03:25:10 AM »

In the Epistle to the Hebrews 4:15 we read:
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For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.

The keyword that I am looking at is 'was'. I am interpreting this as He was tempted in all points while He was on earth. Now that He has conquered death and Satan by His death and resurrection; He is no longer tempted even though he is still fully man (just like us) while being fully God as well. Or is He still being tempted ? but always overcoming that temptation and not sinning.  

So does this mean; that we after our physical death will not be tempted any longer?  In Hebrews 3:14 when we read:
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For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end
Does the end mean our physical death or does it mean the Second Coming of Christ?  

My question is if we have been steadfast in our faith till our physical death is there still a possibility of falling into temptation and loosing our faith ?
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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 03:26:23 AM »

I guess we'll only have to wait and see
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« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2013, 12:19:58 AM »

It doesn't appear correct to say that the Lord, our High Priest, was tempted like we are tempted. There was nothing Satan could grab, since He was and is sinless. And, having utterly defeated Satan, sin, and death, and coming again to finish them off--and they know it, I hardly think they are a problem for Him, if they ever were, which I don't think they were.

As for us, no, this life is the period of testing and temptation, wherein we make our choice. The saints are no longer bothered by demons, but rather cause them problems. See what St. John, the Apostle of Love, does to them in the live of St. Andrew the Fool for Christ (Oct. 2).
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