Matthew 22:37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.
God’s purpose in humanity is to create a group of free creatures who can freely choose to love God or reject. If love is a choice and it is a sin to reject God, then God’s only choice would be to make robots incapable of love. But that would defeat His entire purpose of creating humanity in the first place.
This is true. Everyone will go to heaven to be judged by God. The real question is will you stay there?
John 14:6 “Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.’”
For the Christian who holds this view, Paul put it well:
Galatians 2:21 “I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!”
For an explanation of why Jesus is necessary for salvation, get Why Jesus free in the sidebar.
Did God make people as sinners? If He did, doesn’t this make God responsible for sin? Isn’t it contradictory for God to make people as sinners and then punish them for being the way He made them? In addition, wouldn’t this make the Gospel counter-productive: for God to solve a problem the He Himself made by creating people sinful?
- One cannot give or make what they do not have. There is no sin in God; therefore, He has no sin to give to others.
James 1:13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one.
- So if God is not the creator of sin, where did it come from?
James 1:14-15 But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15 Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
- I don’t know about you, but my parents made me. God has only ‘made’ two people, Adam and Eve. They were made perfect with no sin. When they chose to sin, sin entered humanity and is passed on through human reproduction.
- Part of Adam and Eve’s perfection was the ability to love. True love requires choice – whether to give it, accept it or reject it. Forced or programmed love is no love at all. So was it better for God to make two people with the capacity to love as opposed to robots? Apparently God thought loving human beings were better than ones incapable of love. Since the greatest commandment and the reason God created humanity is to love Him, to create people without the ability to love would eliminate the main reason for creating humanity in the first place.