What the Bible Says About
103. Can God be tempted?
God can't be tempted.
Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. James 1:13
God can be tempted.
One of God's commandments is "Don't tempt God." This commandment wouldn't be necessary if it is impossible to tempt God.Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 6:16When the people complained about the lack of water, Moses accused them of tempting God.Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? Exodus 17:2Malachi says that people who do wicked things tempt God.They that work wickedness ... tempt God. Malachi 3:15Jesus quoted the commandment "Don't tempt God" when he argued with Satan.Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Matthew 4:7, Luke 4:12Peter accused those that require Gentiles to be circumcised of tempting God.Now therefore why tempt ye God, to put a yoke upon the neck of the disciples, which neither our fathers nor we were able to bear? Acts 15:10And Judith warns the leaders not to tempt God.Who are you that tempt the Lord? Judith 8:11And Jesus (whom many Christians believe is God) was tempted.Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. Matthew 4:1