Question #51: What is impeccability?

Christ is the only impeccable person.
Christ is the only impeccable person.

Answer: Impeccability means the “inability to sin.”  The Latin is impeccabilis and is from the contraction of in and peccare.  A person that is impeccable, then, is not capable of sinning.  Christ is the only impeccable person on this side of the resurrection.  See verses below:

“For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him” (2 Cor 5:21, my favorite verse of late).

For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Heb 4:15).

“Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth” (1 Pet 2:22).


One-Minute Theology with Chaplain T features the question and answer portions of the Systematic Theology courses that were part of my seminary work at Piedmont Baptist Graduate School. I will be posting one Q & A everyday until my ordination council meeting set for February 2014.

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