Sorry - but this is not true. Jesus was fully man and fully God at the same time. And as God He cannot sin. And as a man, He was born with a human nature, but not a sinful nature. He never could have sinned for He is the same, yesterday, today, and forever. So to say that He could have disobeyed God in the Garden is to say at any time from eternity past until eternity future that Jesus Christ is capable of choosing to sin. But God CANNOT sin. Ever.Because Christ was fully man, He could have chosen to disobey
Yes He was tempted. But He did not have a "choice" in the matter of His crucifixion as all of that was determined before the world began. When He says that He will do the Father's will over and above His own will, He is saying that as a man his flesh did not want to die (the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak), but as God He knew what He was doing and why He was doing it (Heb 12:2). He was not making a choice. He was living by faith! Denying Himself, and taking up His cross. And He tells us to likewise follow Him.
Bottom line, to say that Jesus could have disobeyed the Father is to say that He Himself was not God. I am sure no one on this board would ever say that Jesus was not God.....
[Edited on 9-28-05 by pastorway]