Sometimes people say that Christ must have been able to sin because God would never ask us to follow an Example who has a greater intrinsic ability to resist sin than we do as fallible human beings. But this theory is incorrect for the reason that Christ did not come to earth merely as an exemplary human being who would show us how to live a good human life; instead, He came primarily to save us from our sins and to give us His own divine power to live a holy life according to God’s perfect standards. Christ Himself said in Matthew 5:48:
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
God amplified this command in First Peter 1:15, 16:
As he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”
God did not command us to imitate a peccable Christ, but to worship and obey the impeccably holy King of Kings and Lord of Lords!