Romans 1:18 God HATES Sin

24 December 2016

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;” (Romans 1:18)

God hates sin. PERIOD.

Theology and doctrine should never try to explain away this fact or attempt to weave some grand scheme of God working in conjunction with the sin of man.

God does not give ANYONE a free pass to sin. He sent His Son to die for the sins of God’s people and He holds them accountable in chastisement as a Father. The wicked will ultimately be judged and condemned for their sins.

Why is this so? Because, God hates sin. The only involvement God has with sin is wrath against it!

God does not cause men to sin. Men sin when they give into their own lusts.

God does not passively allow sin so that he can orchestrate a greater good. This heresy in perpetuated continually among Christians but all it does it lower the morality of God and cause confusion as people try to figure out “how God is working.”

Is God working a greater good when nearly 1 million babies are killed in the womb each year here in the United States. No. This is a horrible sin and God hates it.

Is God working a greater good when a terrorist kills people in a shopping mall? No. This is a horrible sin and God hates it.

We should never try to “figure out” how God is working in these cases or any other sin for that matter. He is not working with sin! Sin is in the world as the work of Satan and it works in continual opposition to God’s will. And God works in continual opposition to sin.

To say that God allows sin so that He can bring about a greater good makes God subject to sin. He cannot act unless we sin first. This is preposterous.

If we want to discover how God DOES work, let’s look a little further in the Roman letter:
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” (Romans 8:28-31)

God is working. He is working our salvation through His sovereign love and mercy.

All of these actions of God are AGAINST sin.

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