"I understand your answer to my
question last week -"If God exists then why doesnít He
stop peopleís suffering", but I donít understand why a
"loving" God cannot just overlook sin and step in."
Friend, you are thinking of God as if He were merely a
human being. The Bible defines Godís nature as that of
being holy, righteous and just. God sees sin much
differently than we humans tend to. He views sin as an
enemy that kills and destroys. Every bad experience you
have ever had is a result of sin in the world. If you
have suffered sickness, abuse, betrayal or the death of
a loved one, it all came about as a result of sin. If
you have ever pierced your finger on the thorn of a rose
it is because of the curse of sin. Everyday children are
abducted and subjected to unspeakable torture all
because sin is in the world. War is a result of sin. The
first sinner was Lucifer the archangel who rebelled
against God and the result of that was war in Heaven
itself. Now ask yourself the question -"is it loving to
overlook sin and allow these evils to continue for
eternity, or is it loving to condemn sin along with the
sinner who refuses to let it go and abolish it forever?"
There is no place in the Kingdom of Heaven for those
who "love" their sins. This is why the first requirement
for salvation is the repentance from sin. To "repent"
means to turn from practicing sin. By its very nature
sin spreads and infects. Luciferís sin spread to a third
of the holy angels transforming them into demons. Adamís
sin spread to all men and the entire earth was cursed as
a result. The ground began to produce thorns and weeds
and the animals began to prey upon one another. This
only occurred after sin entered the world through Adam.
I can say that I am both happy and thankful that God
will not allow sinners entrance into the Kingdom of
Heaven, because it would cease to be Heaven. Heaven
would be transformed into the same sad state we now see
If someone does you wrong you can simply forgive the
offence. God cannot do this with sin because sin must be
dealt with and paid for. The Bible says that without the
shedding of blood there can be no forgiveness for sin.
(Hebrews 9:22) For the sinner to be saved his sins must
be paid for and washed away not merely overlooked. To
overlook means that there is something still there.
Jesus gave His holy life not to overlook sin but to pay
for the penalty of sin so that all who would repent and
yield to Him would become as if they had never committed
sin at all. This is called justification. The person is
not merely pardoned of his crimes against God but is