How does the doctrine of sin help us understand the character of God?


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Cookie Hill Profile
Cookie Hill answered

It helps us to see that God has high standards and we must measure up to them. If we do we will benefit ourselves and be guided in the way we should walk. If we pay attention to God's commandments! Then our peace would become just like a river."  Isaiah 48: 17:18

Ty Hibb Profile
Ty Hibb answered

It explains the scales of justice that God is using to accomplish his will. As stated in the bible it is having the earth populated with humans using their "free will" in line with his purpose.

God dignifies us with free will, the power to make decisions of our own rather than having God or fate predetermine what we do. Consider what the Bible teaches.

  • God created humans in his image. (Genesis 1:26) Unlike animals, which act mainly on instinct, we resemble our Creator in our capacity to display such qualities as love and justice. And like our Creator, we have free will.

  • To a great extent, we can determine our future. The Bible encourages us to “choose life . . . By listening to [God’s] voice,” that is, by choosing to obey his commands. (Deuteronomy 30:19, 20) This offer would be meaningless, even cruel, if we lacked free will. Instead of forcing us to do what he says, God warmly appeals to us: “O if only you would actually pay attention to my commandments! Then your peace would become just like a river.”—Isaiah 48:18.

  • Our success or failure is not determined by fate. If we want to succeed at an endeavor, we must work hard. “All that your hand finds to do,” says the Bible, “do with your very power.”(Ecclesiastes 9:10) It also says: “The plans of the diligent one surely make for advantage.”—Proverbs 21:5.

Free will is a precious gift from God, for it lets us love him with our “whole heart”—because we want to.—Matthew 22:37.

Diane  Howard Profile
Diane Howard answered

Forgiveness is a facet of God's  great love. In his Word, he assures us that when we manifest genuine, heartfelt repentance, he is willing to forgive. So one of his  Characteristics in regards to sin is his  mercy and forgiveness .

He  is also aware of our limitations. “He himself well knows the formation of us, remembering that we are dust,” says Psalm 103:14. He does not forget that we are creatures of dust, having frailties, or weaknesses, as a result of imperfection.

Charles Davis Profile
Charles Davis answered

The concept of "sin" is what religions use to create fear in the masses. If you fear going against the rules a God sets up with a great punishment stated, you then get to subjigate those that follow.

mary adam Profile
mary adam answered

As I understand it, we were created to be in unity with God, in a perfect relationship of oneness of love, joy and peace. Original sin is the fall into duality. Our consciousness was divided in the fall. With the knowledge of good and evil we lost a pure spirit relationship. This is why we fear… we fear others and we fear for ourselves.

John 17:20-23 My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one. I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.

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