Bible Question: Who
created sin? Why were evil desires in Satan able to exist with the
Holy God in heaven?
Bible Answer: The
fact that God exists is obvious in the world around us, in the mysteries
of our human bodies, the existence of 1.6 million galaxies surrounding
us, and in the moral law written in our minds. That is the message
of Romans 1-2. But many ignore the fact that God exists and as a
result the world ignores the fact that there is a divine moral standard.
One must ignore God before one can feel comfortable ignoring His
divine moral law. God is holy and we are not.
Who Creates Sin? Sin is something we all
create. We create it every day when we choose to disobey God's absolute moral
standard. God did not create sin. God tells us that He cannot sin nor can He
be tempted with sin. Listen to the book of James.
no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted
by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He
Himself does not tempt anyone. But each one is tempted when
he is carried away and enticed by his own lust. Then when
lust has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and when sin is
accomplished, it brings forth death." (NASB) James 1:13-15
cannot be tempted, and He does not cause others to sin. We create
sin when we give in to it. It is like the little boy who knew that
pulling a girl's hair would hurt. He did it because he wanted to.
That is the way with sin. We know that God does not want us to disobey,
but we do it anyway. We create sin. We sin!
The First Sin? The first sin occurred when
Satan chose to sin. He was created as a holy being, and so were Adam and Eve.
Satan created the sin in the spiritual realm and Adam created the first sin in
this universe. It is amazing to realize that these holy beings decided to sin.
Just because a being is holy does not mean it cannot sin. God gave the angels
and humans free will. God wants a relationship with us, but He wants us to desire
it. He will not force us. Sin is a choice. It is a decision. Satan knew this
fact very well. That is why he tried to cause Jesus to sin in the wilderness.
Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted by the devil. And after He had fasted forty days
and forty nights, He then became hungry. And the tempter
came and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, command
that these stones become bread.” (NASB) Matt. 4:1-3
tried to cause Jesus to sin. He knew that a holy being could sin,
but He did not realize that Jesus could not sin. Jesus did not sin
(Heb. 4:15). God cannot change. He has always been holy and He will
always be holy (Heb. 13:8).
Sin In Heaven. Sin still exists in heaven
today. Satan has the freedom to enter heaven and visit God (Job 1-2). But some
day God and the angels of heaven will deny
him access and cast him to the earth forever. Some day he will live forever
in a Lake of Fire. In the new heaven and new earth there will no sin(Rev. 21:27;
22:3). Satan will not be there.
would holy beings commit sin? We do not know except that they wanted
to disobey God. I am glad that God does not change. I am glad that
God is love, holy, just, righteous, all-powerful, and all-knowing.
Just imagine what life and eternity would be like if God changed
and sinned. Or, if God turned hateful. Or if God became weak and
Satan was stronger. But God cannot change because He is infinite
and self-existing. He is what He is. We can praise our unchangeable
God, and thank Him. Thank you God for loving us and forgiving us when
we trust Jesus to forgive us.