The relation of God and sin is a question that many people seem to “love” asking. Why did God allow sin to enter the world and not prevent it? How can God judge sin and sinners for something that He allowed to happen, and did nothing, even though a solution was well-within His capability? Many, in our modern world, take a condemning tone toward our Lord and seem to be charging Him with evil when the begin to speak of these issues. I think the best and most logical conclusion at which to arrive in this matters is to remember that men are, because of our relationship to Adam, recipients of the curse God placed on Adam and all of his descendants. As a result, all men, every one of them (according to Romans and 2), has a “bent” toward sin, a knowledge of God and their accountability to Him, and thus, a natural rebelliousness as a part of His natural thinking and feeling. Additionally, men are given, dramatically, to their own views and opinions. They are really not, unless drawn by God’s Holy Spirit, not interested in hearing anything spiritual other than what they already think or are persuaded concerning.