This blog gains its name from the book Steele's Answers published in 1912. It began as an effort to blog through that book, posting each of the Questions and Answers in the book in the order in which they appeared. I began the project on Dec. 10, 2011. I completed it on July 11, 2015. Along the way, I began to also post snippets from Dr. Steele's other writings — and from some other holiness writers of his times. I still do that every once in a while.

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.

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