There are people who say that Jesus was a sinner because he said he wasn’t good and that only God was good. Is this true?
Do the scriptures contradict themselves, because on one hand, we see that “in him (Jesus) is no sin” (1 John 3:5) (The King James Bible) and indeed “who knew no sin” (2 Corinthians 5:21) (The King James Bible).
Furthermore, was Jesus lying when he said
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. (Matthew 5:17) (The King James Bible)
The scripture that people use to show Jesus was a sinner is where a man came to him and called him good and Jesus said “Why do you call me good? There is no-one good but God.”
behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing
shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. (Matthew 19:16-17) (The King James Bible)
As always the answer lies in WHAT DO THE SCRIPTURES SAY and NOT WHAT DO WE THINK THEY MEAN!
We notice that Jesus said that only ‘God was good’ not “God the Father”
With this response Jesus then forces the man to say one of two things that either “Well Jesus that just proves you are God” or “Jesus you are not God.”
Put it this way, Jesus knows that he is God. He is just wanting the Jews to agree with him.
1. Jesus was God
2. Jesus fulfilled the law perfectly (Matthew 5:17) (The King James Bible)
3. Jesus was not a sinner.