Sin and God’s plan

These thoughts were prompted by a discussion we had in our small group last night.  If any of you are still out there, I’d love to know what you think about this topic!

Many believe that when God placed us in the Garden of Eden, the perfect scenerio entailed us not sinning and living there forever.  We say that God knew that wasn’t going to happen, but it would have been ideal.  But it seems to me it also would mean that we would be forever excluded from Heaven. 

“Wait!” you say.  “We didn’t need Heaven!  We had perfect communion with God in the garden.”  I agree that Adam & Eve experienced communion with God that was not marred by sin.  They walked with Him, talked with Him, and probably played checkers.  However, they did not enter into His throne room.  Even more disconcerting, they did not (and never would) share in the nature of Christ.  And finally, they were capable of sin.  Can you imagine an eternity balanced on the razor’s edge?  You’re forever one sin away from separation from God.  Is that how you want to spend eternity?

When we accept Christ as Lord, we are marked by His blood.  One day we will be perfected.  We will be made like Christ — unable to sin and sharing in His likeness.  We will be heirs with Him.  How exciting!!!  This would not have happened if we had not been redeemed.  We would not have been redeemed if we had not sinned.

 We do not like the idea of sin being part of God’s plan.  It does not make sense to us, because He is perfectly good.  But is He big enough to have even sin be part of His plan?  When we say He is sovereign, do we really mean over everything?

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~ by NinjaPrincess on September 1, 2011.

2 Responses to “Sin and God’s plan”

  1. Interesting. I love when you blog . . . you should do it more. I don’t know if I agree or disagree, though you definitely raised a question or two for me to contemplate. 🙂

    Hope all is well your way!

  2. I’ve thought about some of these questions as well, at least until my head starts hurting! Surely “His ways are beyond tracing out.” I am so grateful to know the Savior who shows God’s mercy, redemption, forgiveness, righteousness, and restoration. When I start asking myself how we would have known the character of God without His atoning work for sinners, I can scarcely go further.

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