A Theological/Bible Related Commentary
What “Sinless” God?
There is a deeply-held religious conviction that God is utterly incapable of doing anything evil, of being wicked, or of behaving “sinfully”; that He is simply unable to exhibit anything other than pure “holiness.” Evil is altogether absent from God’s heart, insist Christian commentators. God is all that is Good. He is without blemish. Sin is an anathema to God’s very being!
Well, if God actually thought-up the concept of evil, brought it into existence, and then deliberately unleashed it on both angels and man through the guise of “free-will,” how could this possibly be true?
God, incapable of doing evil? For real ? Then, what was the murder of every infant baby, every young child, and every pregnant woman on planet earth during Noah’s Flood, a love fest?
It was “justified” in God’s eyes does not suffice as an answer for what was done. We still call what God did, “murder.” Murdering babies is a “sin” in Christian theology, is it not? Furthermore, God did not have to actually drown babies. He could have just wiggled his nose and made them “disappear” with just a simple “poof and they’re gone.” What He did instead is just plain cruel beyond measure. (Just picture what it must have felt like for those infants frantically fighting to stay alive amid the torrents of water!) Where did God’s vaunted love, mercy, and compassion disappear to at the time? (Too busy gettin’ Jesus-God ready for the big show, was He?) To simply argue that because God did it, it could not possibly be evil or sinful makes a complete mockery of what it means to be evil and sinful.
The creation of evil, by the very act itself, reveals God’s sinful nature. The creation of the very impulse to disobey His Almightiness was surely wicked—in light of the consequences. To deliberately create evil—based on simple common sense and logic—would just be impossible for a being perfect in love, mercy, and goodness to undertake. Would it not?
Now a Catholic “twist” on the creation of evil is to argue that God didn’t actually create evil, but merely allowed it to exist. However, this clearly flies in the face of John 1:3 and Colossians 1:16 where it is affirmed that the God Jesus created “everything” that exists, both “seen and unseen.” Evil most certainly exists. Ergo, “God” created evil as well. The act of even “allowing” evil to exist would be an evil act in itself. Would it not? Moreover, it is an “argument” does nothing at all to explain where evil itself actually originated, now does it?
What God has consciously and deliberately perpetrated should be grounds for His Almightiness to be condemned to eternal damnation Himself if fair and just were to be truly “fair and just.” Should it not? He deliberately created EVIL, when he didn’t have to.
Allowing Eve to be supernaturally beguiled into sin by an evil being of God’s very own creation was certainly immoral. And having that heavy hand in the brutal ” “torture” of faithful Job (cf. Job 2:7), the suffering of Job’s wife, and the needless murder of his seven sons, his three daughters (cf. Job 1:2; 18-19), and nearly every single one of Job’s numerous servants, (cf. Job 1:3; 15-17) was absolutely beyond the pale. In fact, it was evil personified. And who explicitly sanctioned torture and those murders? Oh, that’s right: “Sinless God,” of course!