Did Jesus sin because He allowed himself to be tempted?
To be tempted is not a sin. To give into a temptation is sin. James tells us this in his letter:
Sin is the result of being carried away by a temptation into lust. Jesus knew the feeling of temptation, as Hebrews testifies, yet He never allowed Himself to be “carried away” into lust and sin.
Jesus paid the penalty for our sin through His death on the cross. But the death that substitutes for us cannot be that of another sinner, since then their death would merely become payment for their own sin. Our propitiation required someone innocent of sin in both behavior and nature – Christ. We recommend you listen to Romans 3B for a full lesson on this important concept.