This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. I am slowly blogging through Steele's Answers, posting each Q & A in the order in which they appear (whether I personally agree with the answer or not). But, these posts come from several other sources, as well. I often post particularly eloquent passages from Dr. Steele's other writings. Occasionally I post "guest blogs" from other holiness writers.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Who Led Jesus Into Temptation?

QUESTION: In Matt. 4:1, what is the meaning of being led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil? Does it refer to the Spirit of God or the evil spirit?

ANSWER: To the Holy Spirit — in order that Jesus may pass through temptation and victory as the condition of spiritual greatness. Thus were tested Abraham and Moses and all the heroes of faith recorded in the eleventh chapter of Hebrews, that Westminster Abbey of the Bible. Jesus never followed the devil as a leader.

— From Steele's Answers p. 36.