Did God make people sinners?

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.

Don’t we all believe in the same Jesus?

No.  Just referring to the name ‘Jesus’ and meaning to refer to the Jesus Christ of ancient history does not make is so.  Many are believing in a ‘jesus’ of their own making or someone else’s.  This is forbidden by the First Commandment.

Exodus 20:3 “You shall have no other gods before me.

Consider the Following Orthodox Christians believe:

  1. Jesus is one with the Father.
  2. Jesus has always existed as God and does not have a wife.
  3. Lucifer is a fallen angel and is not a brother in any way to Jesus.

Mormons believe:

  1. Jesus is a god, one of many, a separate being from the Father.
  2. Jesus came into being when the Father had relations with his wife.
  3. Jesus and Lucifer are spirit brothers.

I asked two Mormon missionaries who were visiting with me in my home, based on this comparison, if we were talking about the same Jesus.  They admitted the obvious: no. To learn more about the real Jesus, get my Why Jesus study for free in the sidebar.


Aren’t people basically good?

From a human standpoint, we think of ourselves as basically good people who occasionally do some bad things. But what does God think?

Psalm 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin did my mother conceive me.”
Romans 3:10-13 “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.”
Luke 18:19 “…No one is good except God alone.”

God’s Word is clear: all people are bad who therefore do bad things.

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