Is Sin A Problem for God?
Moreover the law entered that the offense might abound. But where sin abounded, grace abounded much more, so that as sin reigned in death, even so grace might reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin that grace may abound? Certainly not! How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Romans 5:20-6:3 NKJV
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say that we have not sinned, we make Him a liar, and His word is not in us. 1 John 1:8-10 NKJV
Jesus died on the cross as a sacrificial offering for sin to satisfy the justice of God for the transgressions of His creation—mankind. Jesus suffered for sin though He was sinless; He was innocent but died for the guilty; He was the Holy and Just One who died for the unjust; He paid a debt He did not owe because mankind owed a debt it could not pay. Although Jesus was put to death in body, He was made alive by the Spirit (1 Peter 3:18). That being said, is sin a problem for God? Absolutely not!
From the very beginning we can see God’s attitude and response to sin when the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, transgressed God’s commandment in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:15-17; 3). You will notice from Genesis 3:8, 9 that even after the sinful fall of Adam and Eve, their transgression did not circumvent a visitation from God who came to them—not in condemnation or judgment—but in love, mercy and grace. God then covered their nakedness (emblematic of sin) with the skins of animals whose blood, by implication, had been sacrificed to atone for their sins in time and space according to what Jesus Christ’s had already sacrificed, as the slain Lamb of God from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8). Sin is no problem for God. God is the answer for sin!
Many believe and have taught that sin separates you from God. But as mentioned earlier, sin did not separate God from Adam and Eve. It was Adam and Eve who separated themselves from God (Genesis 3:8-10). God is omnipresent (Psalm 139:7, 8), so it is impossible for God to be separated from His creation. However, while sin doesn’t separate you from God, the sinful can be separated from God only in their minds due to the guilt and remorse of sin, or just living a sinful life in denial of God and not having a consciousness of God.
The Church is flooded with the bad leaven of legalism where sin is often preached rather than the answer to sin. Because we have preached sin rather than the “Good News” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we have developed a damnable sin consciousness that creates in people an expectation, not of healing, deliverance, miracles, and the goodness of God, but rather of punishment and everything that is negative. Sin consciousness is one of the greatest hindrances to seeing daily victorious living as normal. The principle of the Gospel is that God, even before creation, made a provision for sin (Revelation 13:8; Romans 8:1, 2). These truths in the Word of God were written so “that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteousness (1 John 2:1, 2). Sin is no problem for God and it will be no problem for us when we live our lives as dead to sin and alive to God in Jesus Christ.