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Sin is from humans, not from God
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When man sins today it seems that he is always looking for someone to blame. Children blame one another when they get in trouble for something, husbands and wives blame each other when problems arise, countries blame each other for difficulties and on and on it goes.

Adam himself did that very thing. When questioned by God as to why the sin had occurred look at his response, “And the man said, ‘the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat” (Gen. 3:12).

Nobody wants to take responsibility for what they have done.

Some want to blame God for all the problems in the world. God created man and blessed him with all the things he needed to live. God even gave man the ability to choose to serve him or not. When Satan tempted Eve, she was overcome by her own lust.

James explains lust this way, “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).

Sin occurs because man gives into Satan’s temptations. It is not God making one do a thing. It is God giving man the freewill to make the choice Christ came to save mankind, yet some want to blame Christ for sin. This shows a lack of Bible knowledge. 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).

God is not to blame for all the sin 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 made man a free moral agent to choose between right and wrong. He has given us his word so that we can know what is right and what is wrong, but many fail to heed the warnings.

Trouble and problems are in the world because of mankind not God. Do not blame God for problems. Seek him through his word and life will be better. There will still be problems, but there will be someone to turn to in dealing with them. God is the answer to all the problems and troubles in the world.

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