Question for you:
Can God Sin?
Seems like a silly question, and in away it is, but it is a question that a friend and I were talking about a week or so ago, and it hasn’t left me so I thought I would talk about it here. Once again the question is “Can God sin?”. Think about it, God is the creator of everything, He created the heavens and the earth, all living things and the space between them. He created out of himself all that we see and feel. But can God sin?
At the outset I think most of us would say yes, God can sin, but chooses not to. This may be true, but I would think not. Well wait, first lets look at what sin is. Sin in offending God, Can God offend himself? Can God of love a God of creation truly sin? Can God create something he is not? God is not hate so can God create hate? God is not selfish nor is he a murderer so can God create such creatures?
Some would say yes, just look around, others would say no that God did not create the evil but he does allow it, out of our own free will we have created it, Others would argue that the simple fact that God did allow us to create it, and the simple fact that we are created in his image, thus God created the evil, albeit not directly but indirectly by creating the human, and allowing that human to fail. Yet others would say god can do as God wishes. All are valid arguments in one way or another, but I think all fail to truly understand God. I do not presume to think that I understand God, I have a hard enough time understanding the teen that lives in my house and as complex a creation a teen is, it does not even begin to compare to the complexity that is God.
I would think that if we took all the concepts and responses listed here and the ones in your own mind, mixed them up a bit and allowed lots of time for prayer, we may get a tad bit closer to an answer, but I doubt if we will ever know… What think you?