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Is it all God’s fault?
pastor corner

People are always looking to blame someone or something for all the bad things that happen. Those who know little about God even try and blame Jehovah for all the bad things or doubt His existence because bad things happen. 

God created man and woman on day six of the creation week and provided for all their needs. They had a place to live, food to eat, air to breathe, beauty to observe and companionship. God making man a free moral agent also gave them the ability to choose what they were going to do.

 Satan tempted Eve, she was overcome by her own lust. James wrote, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:13 – 15). Bad things occur because man gives into temptation.

The idea of blaming God is not new, even Adam tried to blame God for the sins in the Garden of Eden.

When questioned by God about what had happened Adam responded, “…, ‘the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat” (Gen. 3:12).

This blame game happens in families, it happens with children, it happens with countries. It most likely would be a happier home and world if individuals took responsibility and worked to stop doing bad things.

Adam and Eve were given a great opportunity. There was not all that much temptation to face, but they were humans. They made the choice to sin, just as everyone since has done (Rom. 3:23).

It was God who realizing that man would sin, sent His Son to save mankind. Some say, “well God should have made man so he wouldn’t sin”.

Imagine not being able to decide something for oneself. That would have made man like a robot, only being able to do what the programmer programmed. God sending Jesus to save man, was a true statement of love. God could have destroyed man but chose to give man an opportunity to be saved. Christ was willing to give Himself up to the persecution and crucifixion so that mankind could have a chance at heaven. Notice Peter’s words about Christ, “because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 1:21-24). Jesus took upon Himself the sins of the entire world.

God and Christ are not to blame for all the bad things in the world.

Christ lived a sinless life upon the earth, even overcoming direct temptations from Satan (Matt. 4:1-10). The Hebrew writer wrote, “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Heb.

4:15). God has given man His word so that we can know what is right and what is wrong, but many fail to heed the warnings. All need to have the attitude of Paul and be followers of Christ (1 Cor. 11:1).

God sent His Son to reconcile both Jew and Gentile into one body.

“And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:” (Eph. 2:16). Christ offered a prayer for unity just prior to His being arrested and crucified (John 17:20-21).

The desire of Christ is that all become part of His body the Church which He paid for with His very life (Acts 20:28).

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