Christians agree that God is the Creator of everything. Colossians 1:16 says, “For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.” So does that mean that God also created sin?
In the first book of Genesis, we read that God created many wonders in those six days of creation, and after each one He said that it was good. He made the heavens and the earth and all that was in them, and He created man, only God created man in HIS own image. We don’t look like God as we have human bodies, but we are a spirit like His Spirit that lives IN a body, and our spirit has a free will to choose. We can choose good or evil.
- And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”—Joshua 24:15
Adam and Eve lived a perfect life in the Garden of Eden, but in the center of that garden God had put a tree that represented the knowledge of good and evil. Adam knew what that tree meant and he knew that God had told him not to eat from it. He was content to love and serve God without having to know sin and be forced to choose between good and evil. But Eve was tempted and she fell for the lie that she would be as wise as God if she ate from it, and so she ate from it and convinced Adam to do the same.
- But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.—James 1:14
Suddenly, Adam and Eve knew what sin was! Immediately, God’s Spirit came out of them and they were left with a horrible emptiness that separated them from God. They felt the loss of God’s presence, and the hard, cold truth hit them like a lead balloon. They were sorry, but they couldn’t undo what they had done. God did not create this sin that was now in them. God had created them with a pure heart and He had filled their heart with His Spirit, but when they chose to disobey Him, to challenge His laws, God removed His Spirit from them. That left a black void that separated them from God. That void is called sin.
Sin is the absence of God’s presence. Where God is, sin cannot exist. But when God is not there, this void becomes the ruler and the eternal separator between good and evil.
We read in Romans 6:23 that the wages of sin is death. When our heart is filled with this void—this sin—then God’s Spirit is not in us, and we have no part in God’s family—in His kingdom—because His Spirit is not in us. And sadly, anyone whose heart is filled with this void (this sin) upon death will face God’s judgment and be sentenced to a horrific and eternal separation from Him.
Since God’s Spirit is alive in many Christians here on this earth, we don’t really know the fullness of what life would be like totally void of God’s presence. But if we look around us at the people who are filled with evil and who commit horrific acts against other human beings in these last days that we are living in, then we get a glimpse of just how corrupt and merciless this eternal punishment will be.
Once the heart is filled with sin, it’s impossible for God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in it again. We read in Matthew 6:24 that we cannot serve two masters. Joshua 24:15 says that we must choose who we will serve, but on our own merits we have no ability to ever regain life with God. However, God knew from the foundation of His creation that people would choose sin over Him, and so He planned our redemption and made a way so that we could choose His plan of salvation and live.
God loved us so much that He sent Jesus, His only begotten Son, to save us. Jesus left His throne in Heaven, came to earth and was born and lived as a man so that in His sinless body He could take on all of our sins, die on the cross and then be condemned to hell to pay the punishment for our sins on our behalf. Then Jesus rose again in His purity and returned to Heaven where He waits for us to join Him.
When we realize that we are a sinner in need of a Savior, and that Jesus is that Savior, we accept His salvation, and our sin—the dark void in our heart—is removed and replaced by God’s Spirit. We no longer belong to this sinful world, but have become citizens in His kingdom to come. Our hearts are before God just as Adam and Eve’s hearts were in the garden, before they sinned. We are born again with a new heart and a new Spirit. God lives in us and that void is gone.
- Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”—John 3:3
This world is filled with sin and its corrupt god is doing all he can to keep people from knowing the truth. But God has given us His Scriptures to study and know the truth. Jesus is about to return to this earth to reign as King, but before He does, He will call unto Himself all those who have died and who loved Him, and then He’ll call all of us who are still here and alive, and we will join Him in the clouds. What a miraculous event this will be! But only those who have God’s Spirit in them will hear that call.
Will you hear the call? Jesus will only call once, so don’t miss it! Don’t let the glitter and thrills and lies of this world keep that void of sin alive in your heart. Eternity is not worth it. Even one more day is not worth it. God deserves to have your praises because He died for you; don’t let sin cause you to miss eternity with Jesus! Accept His salvation now and receive all that God has created for you. He didn’t create sin for you, but He will judge all that is corrupt with it on the Day of Judgment.
God created all that is good, but sin is the void in our heart that separates us from God. Those who accept His salvation are covered in His righteousness, and their hearts are filled with God’s Spirit. Those who are void of God’s Spirit will receive the judgment for their sins and face an eternity of separation from God. Sin has been defeated and replaced with God’s salvation. Accept His grace now and don’t let sin defeat you!
Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, Whose sin is covered.—Psalm 32:1
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