WHY GOD DOES NOT STOP SIN

That is a question that bothers all who live on this earth, whether they believe in God or not. I am a Christian and I can only answer this question from a Christian perspective. I would speculate that if you believe in some other god that it does not care, is not around, or does not have the power. Of course if you are an atheist it is a mute question.

The Bible says that God is love. It is no stretch to see that love needs someone to love to be complete. Nobody wants to love someone that does not love them and nobody wants to love a machine. This is as true of God as it is of us.

If God made man and made man love Him it would be the same as making a machine. God had to give man the power to reject Him, or not love Him. This is the first of the two royal laws, (Deu 6:5 NIV) “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” It is not hard to do when you realize everything God has done for us.

Here is where the problem lies. If God gave mankind the power to sin and the ability to chose to sin or not to sin and then stops him, or her from sinning, then He really did not give either the power, or the choice. Can you see that God tied His own hands and can not, or rather will not make someone do what is right? He even tells His followers not to interfere in the choice (Rev 22:11 NIV) Let him who does wrong continue to do wrong; let him who is vile continue to be vile; let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.”.

If you set up a scientific experiment and then changed it in any way, while it was being conducted, it would invalidate the results. If you view this life as an experiment you can see that God can not interfere.

We know that God knows everything, so God, knowing the future, already knows if we will reject Him or love Him. So I would assume that we are here to prove to ourselves whether we accept, or reject God.

If you reject God then you will probably reject His second royal law (James 2:8 NIV) “If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself,” you are doing right.” But if you keep the second law and do not keep the first will you live? Do you love God?

Anyway, wars and all crimes come from not obeying the second law, and if God would stop even one person from sinning then to be fair He would have to, or had to, stop everyone. (Whoops, check kclick’s comment)

6 Responses to WHY GOD DOES NOT STOP SIN

  1. kclick says:

    Hello Brother,

    I enjoy your posts… but I have a couple of thoughts for you to consider.

    Why would people who don’t believe in God wonder why He does not stop sin?

    Also, I don’t think your final conclusion is correct. You said that if “God would stop even one person form sinning then to be fair He would have to, or had to, stop everyone.”

    What about Genesis 20:6?
    “And God said unto him in a dream, Yea, I know that thou didst this in the integrity of thy heart; for I also withheld thee from sinning against me: therefore suffered I thee not to touch her.”

    In Christian Love,
    kclick

  2. poga1 says:

    excellent topic i like to add to it muslim point of view as our prophet MUHAMMAD [ sallael la hu alahi wa sallaim ] has said if there was no sinner in humanity then god would have erased all humans and bring about the creature who would commit sin so god can forgive them as adam commited sin and repented and god forgave him therefore repentece have higher merits then any other good deed…poga

  3. oldskychaos says:

    You cannot answer that question simply by asking why does God allow sin, without asking why are we here – what is our mission in life, why did God put us here in the first place? If we could answer that then perhaps we would be halfway able to answer why there is sin.
    But – if we were supposed to know why we are here, then wouldn’t we know already?
    Are we supposed to find out, why we are here – and why God does not stop sin.
    Perhaps it is sin that is stopping us from finding why we are here. It is often said that if we walked in someone elses shoes we may find ourselves making the same mistakes as them. This could mean that sin does not exist at all, it is only a way for us to judge another when we should not be judging rather accepting of what happens.
    Perhaps the experimental test is to love everyone no matter what they do to you or anyone else – to always feel love even in the face of hatred. Perhaps that is the lesson that we must all learn.

  4. astudent says:

    kclick,
    Well now, those are two pretty good comments. You know that is only human nature to defend one’s statements so being human I will, but I hope not at the expense of truth.
    “Why would people who don’t believe in God wonder why He does not stop sin?”
    That is funny when you think about it. The truth is I don’t know why, but they do. They say that if there was a God, He would not allow war or some other atrocity. I know that it makes no sense, but to turn the thought around they would be saying if God would stop sin then there is a God. Actually I wrote this post quickly which is not the way I usually write. I wrote it because I was trading comments with an atheist and I thought I ought to post it, because it might make others think about it.
    “Also, I don’t think your final conclusion is correct. You said that if “God would stop even one person form sinning then to be fair He would have to, or had to, stop everyone.””
    Perhaps I should change the statement to read sinning on purpose. You are correct God does stop some from sinning. I thought right after I wrote it that Jesus threw money changers out of the Temple: twice at that. That stopped them for a time. I wrote it because I pictured a sinner standing before God saying, “But You stopped him, why didn’t you stop me that is not fair”. In your verse (Gen 20:6) we are told why (he did not intend to sin against God). I really appreciate your comments. One comment that disagrees is worth a thousand that agree.
    oldskychaos,
    “You cannot answer that question simply by asking why does God allow sin, without asking why are we here – what is our mission in life, why did God put us here in the first place? If we could answer that then perhaps we would be halfway able to answer why there is sin.”
    I did think I answered “why we are here” when I said God needs someone to love. God loves us, we worship God.
    “But – if we were supposed to know why we are here, then wouldn’t we know already?”
    I believe God hid it from us as part of His plan. We have to care enough to search it out, but the answer is there.
    “Perhaps it is sin that is stopping us from finding why we are here. It is often said that if we walked in someone elses shoes we may find ourselves making the same mistakes as them. This could mean that sin does not exist at all, it is only a way for us to judge another when we should not be judging rather accepting of what happens.”
    Well, we can not actually walk in someone else’s shoes. We can only see where they walked and if we see their mistakes then possibly we will not repeat them. You are correct when you say we should not judge another, but sin is real and God judges it.
    poga1,
    Our Bible says (Rom 13:10 NIV) Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
    If we loved perfectly there would be no need for repentance, because we would do no harm to anyone.

  5. brandon says:

    the reason we are here is to love one another and to worship god plan and simple, i just think that each person is suppose to find his own way in life to worship and love god all the time, wether it be in singing or teaching, or whatever the case maybe, thats what we are to search for and as long as we love god and love each other then we are doing what we are here for!!

  6. astudent says:

    brandon,

    Well, I sure agree with you! It is truly only what you think. If we could make up our own god in our own mind, then we could also make up what he wanted from us. But of course we can not really do that.
    The God of the Bible was not made up by someone and the Words that He inspired do not say that as long as we love everyone that is enough.
    He says that we do not love and therefore we need a Savior. His Word also says there is only one way to Heaven. (John 14:6 NIV) Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
    What you say does not agree with the Bible. Test your ideas against the Word of God and you will see that He is right.
    His Word also says that a man can fall away because of Jesus. (Mat 11:6 NIV) Blessed is the man who does not fall away on account of me.”
    In other words a man can think as you do, but not have Jesus to save him.
    Please do not take my word for anything, but test your own words. There is nothing more important to you than whether or not you are right. I am too much a coward not to test my own ideas about God and what He wants from me. I hope and pray that you also are afraid.

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