15. If God is omnipotent, why did He not hinder sin from entering into the world?




Because even before He created the world He had decreed to send His Son Jesus Christ into this world that He might die to make atonement for the sins of men. That’s why Peter calls Jesus a Lamb without blemish and without spot who was “foreordained before the foundation of the world” (1 Peter 1:19) to put away sin by His sacrifice (Hebrews 9:26), so that, through His sacrifice those who believe in Him might obtain the remission of their sins and be delivered from the bondage of sin. Therefore, it is clear that it was necessary for sin to enter into the world and pass upon all men so that Christ might die for our sins and set us free from them.

So we proclaim that God has turned the evil produced by sin into good, for through Christ we have been able to taste the goodness which God manifested toward us by blotting out all our sins and reconciling us to Him. If God had not been able to turn evil into good, He would never have allowed sin to enter into the world. However, since He is able to turn evil into good, He allowed sin to enter into the world. What shall we say? We shall say that God is powerful and wise.