Why is there sin, hurtfulness and hate in this world?

March 10, 2010 – 6:47 pm

Why does the word “sin” have such a universal meaning for those of us that are seriously concerned about our Eternal Salvation?  Further more, why does this word “sin” that originated after the world’s Creation, now control our Eternal Life, as well as, our day-to-day existence?  When God Created the world and all of it’s environment (the Universe) there was only one description of all things…Perfect!  There was no sin of any description.  Each and every part or element of the world and its environment worked exactly right every time with all of the other parts or elements of the world.  There was never a situation, as an example, of one plant or animal producing too many or not enough seeds or offspring to maintain the life and viable existence of it’s species.  God’s Perfection Ruled! 

The “balance” of nature and the world in it’s immense Universe was always in perfect alignment and sync with every other part of the Universe.  One element not being “perfect” either in it’s structure or function would cause an ultimate and devastating effect reaching throughout the Universe in some way or fashion.

What, then, began this slow but definite deterioration, if not ultimate devastation, of the “Perfect” Universe that God Created.  The answer was then and is now the single most destructive, hurtful and hateful deterioration of the Perfect Work of God’s Hand.  Self.  The devotion and total efforts of all spiritual beings throughout eternity was to love, honor and serve their Holy Creator…nothing more, nothing less!

God has always Known that true devotion, service and, most importantly, unlimited love must be experienced and given with a committed willingness through a being’s total desire and sense of pupose.   There can be no reservations or caveats.  It is in the truest sense of the words: all or nothing!

So He created within each spiritual being in His Universe, a trait of “self will.”  So each being had to decide themselves if their love and unfaltering allegiance was to God, their Creator, or themselves or some other being.  This was not a one time choice.  This had to be an, ultimately, Eternal choice.

Through our Biblical knowledge we know that there was a spiritual being, known at the time of it’s creation, as “…Lucifer, son of the morning!” (Isaiah 14:12-15Isaiah 14:12-15
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12 How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! O Lucifer: or, O day star 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.  

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).  We are not sure if there was any gender designation at that time in God’s Universe, but for our purposes we will refer to Lucifer as a “he.”  Lucifer allowed himself to choose to place his “self” or selfish desires over his love for his Creator.  He knew of God’s Position as Creator of all things and somehow rationalized that he, Satan, could and should be greater than his God.  Satan must have encouraged other of his fellow spiritual beings to follow him in his self-centered desire to be greater than the Supreme Being of all things Universe.  This is a supposition on my part, but this would appear to be the first “sin” in the Universe.

So “self” or the desire to elevate one’s “self” above all else within his or her frame of reference appears to be the very first “sin.”  Why God cast Lucifer down to earth we can only suppose.  At this point, God Changed Lucifer’s name to Satan as well.  God cast down Satan’s group of followers along with him.  Why did God Choose earth for His repository of the “original sinners?”  Again, we can only suppose.

Man’s suppositions about  the “whys and wherefores” of God’s Decisions of the distant past, as well as, the present and the future are, in fact, just that: suppositions.  He may have chosen earth because he didn’t want to end the existence of Satan and his followers.  He may have Wanted to give them opportunity to change their self-centered motivations and return to him as his loving Creations.  So He placed them in a livable environment that they could exist but not be happy with the imperfections they brought with them to the earth.  It would certainly appear that they could remember their existence in the “Perfection” of Heaven.  Surely, Earth would not compare favorably with the existence they had to give up because of their sin.

Living their imperfect existence on earth did, in fact, give them incentive to return to the Perfect Environment of Heaven.  Sadly, though, most or all cursed themselves with the sin of “self” ruling over them rather than their Beloved Benefactor, God.  Because they would not or could not bring themselves to humbly and completely give up their selfish desires and ask for God’s Forgiveness, they have remained on this Earth until that time in which their final Judgment will be Eternally Served upon them.

So what does that have to do with each of us and our time living here on Earth?  Well, Satan and his followers brought their sin of self to Earth.  Most of us have heard the story of how Eve met the serpent in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:1-7Genesis 3:1-7
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3 1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? Yea...: Heb. Yea, because, etc. 2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: 3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. 4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: 5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. 6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. pleasant: Heb. a desire 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. aprons: or, things to gird about  

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).  It’s been said, by some, that the serpent was Satan in disguise.  In my search within the Scriptures, I find no such reference.  Given God’s direct admonishment of the serpent as to how he and all future serpent’s will live and be thought of, I would believe that the serpent was motivated or possibly even controlled by Satan or one of Satan’s followers.  It is sufficient to say: Perfection ceased for “humanity” when Eve allowed her selfish desire to “…be like God, knowing good and evil” to overrule her Love for God.  She succumbed to the serpent’s temptation and ate the fruit of the “tree of knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:17Genesis 2:17
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17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. thou shalt surely...: Heb. dying thou shalt die  

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).”  This, again, became the “first” sin of all humanity due to Eve’s selfish desire to “be like God…” (Genesis 3:5Genesis 3:5
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5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.  

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So this is the “where, when and why” sin began and ultimately came into the humanity of this world.  Where has the world and it’s inhabitants come to at this point in time.  Well, look around you, read the newspaper, watch the news, see the temptations of movies, TV, books and the world in general.  It might well be stated that sin has taken over and replaced Godly Righteousness in much, if not most, of our day-to-day lives.  We too often think of ourselves first.  The world and our desire for selfish fulfillment precludes us doing “the right thing.”

We, myself included, often wonder why a Loving and Caring God would let this world be covered and permeated throughout with sin?  Righteousness often comes at a “price” or sacrifice on our behalf (Mark 10:28-31Mark 10:28-31
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28 Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, 30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. 31 But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.  

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) (Luke 18:28-30Luke 18:28-30
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28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. 29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.  

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).  We must realize that to make our love and devotion to our Heavenly Father an Eternal reality, we must sacrifice ourselves, as Jesus did for each of us, (1John 3:16John 3:16
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16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  

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) to uphold our sacred love of and for God (2 Corinthians 2:15-162 Corinthians 2:15-16
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15 For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish: 16 To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?  

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My “word counter” says I need to close this session.  Let me conclude by stating the assurance by The Holy Word of God is that if we, in fact, choose Him (Jesus) as our Savior and Eternal Lord, we will surely have Eternal Salvation for all the days of our Eternal life (Romans 10:1-17Romans 10:1-17
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10 1 Brethren, my heart's desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved. 2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according to knowledge. 3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. 4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. 5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man which doeth those things shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? 7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? 8 But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. 13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. 14 How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! 16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? our report: Gr. the hearing of us? report: or, preaching? 17 So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.  

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).  Thank you for your time and interest.  Please leave a “comment” of your thoughts and feelings.  May God’s Blessings be upon each and everyone of us!

A prayer: Father, please send Thy Holy Spirit to Walk the lands and oceans of this tarnished and sinful world.  Let Thy Spirit Move upon both the unworthy and worthy of this world.  Let only those that have committed themselves to living by the one and only “unpardonable sin” fall into the Eternal abyss.  Please, Oh Holy Father, show the Way of Eternal Salvation to all others.  Give them their choice of saving their worldly “self” or sacrificing that same “self” for the Eternal Love and Salvation of Your Son, Lord Jesus!  Holy Father, please let Thy Will Be Done on earth as It Is In Heaven!  We await Thy New Jerusalem!

In Jesus’ Holy Name and Through Your Most Blessed Holy Spirit we pray.  Amen, Amen and Amen

P.S.  The “unpardonable (or unforgivable) sin” is referred to in the following Scriptures: Mark 3:29Mark 3:29
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29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:  

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, Luke 2:10Luke 2:10
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10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  

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, Matthew 12:31-32Matthew 12:31-32
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31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.  

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