Pastor Armstrong teaches that God never leads His children to be tempted by the devil. But Matthew 4:1 tells us Jesus was led by the spirit to be tempted by the devil. Are we suggesting that only Jesus was and could be treated this way?
In Matthew 4, Jesus is led into the wilderness by the Spirit, but the Spirit of God never tempted Jesus. The enemy tempted Jesus to sin:
Notice that the enemy is called "the tempter" since he was the one tempting Jesus, not the Spirit of God. So the Spirit led Jesus to travel into the desert, but this is not the same thing as tempting Jesus to sin.
Furthermore, Scripture is explicit that God never tempts anyone to sin:
On the other hand, the Lord may allow us to experience temptation to grow us spiritually, as the Bible says clearly:
God allows us to be tempted but only to a limit. Allowing us to be tempted is NOT the same thing as being the cause of temptation. This is the distinction that the Bible makes.