The Bible declares that God hates sin, yet since the beginning of time he has allowed it, leaving many to wonder: Why? Why does God continue to tolerate sin without intervening? Find out what the Bible has to say.
“And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
God gave human beings free will. He did not want humankind to be automatons. God wanted humans to freely choose to love Him. Therefore, free will is necessary. That would not be possible if humans were only robots that were programmed to love God and not to sin.
“As it is written: ‘None is righteous, no, not one;'”
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”
Since the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, in the Garden of Eden, committed the first sin – human beings have been sinning ever since.
Human beings tend to follow their own wills and desires, not following God’s commandments or seeking Him. Human will inevitably leads to sin.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
– John 3:16
Because all human beings sin, according to the law, they would be subject to eternal death. For the nation of Israel, they would give burnt offerings and blood sacrifices to atone for sin. But eventually, no amount of these types of offerings and sacrifices could cover the penalty of sin and blood.
God found that the solution was to send his own perfect, sinless son to serve as a living sacrifice. Jesus Christ was born in the flesh, lived a sinless life, which he sacrificed, giving his own blood to pay the price for the penalty of man’s sin.
Sin entered the world through one man, Adam, (Romans 5:12), bringing death through sin, also through one man, Jesus Christ, will all of mankind be redeemed from sin.
“For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.”
–1 Corinthians 15:22