ACTS International
Home Page of ACTS International
Home Page of ACTS InternationalHow to Find and Know God without having to be religiousLife Help Articles dealing with faith, family, and practical helps for purposeful livingDaily and Weekend Encounters with more than a third-of-a-million worldwide subscribersSupport the Work of ACTS International a not-for-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible for U.S. donorsCurrent report on the ministries and services of ACTS InternationalOnline Store of ACTS ... ACTS CommunicationsAbout ACTS International
ACTS International Home Page Click here for the current issue of  Daily Encounter
Tell a Friend Site Map Share and/or Bookmark
Articles > About God: > Who Created Sin?

Who Created Sin?

"God is a consuming fire."1

Another asked, "So what is sin? Everything God has made is perfect. And only God can create. So how can sin exist? Let's illustrate: A hand can be perfectly made, and that perfect hand can be rolled up into a perfect fist and pushed at a perfect speed into someone's perfect nose. And somehow now it doesn't seem quite so perfect. Sin is: the improper application or use of things that God has perfectly made. So sin is not a created thing; it is the word used to identify when things are used improperly."2

One of the reasons God is so opposed to mankind's sin is because it is so totally destructive of those whom he loves—us!

Sin is totally destructive of sinful man because sin is an offence to God who is a God of absolute holiness. In His Word God has been described as a "consuming fire." Spiritually speaking, that means unforgiven sinners can no more survive in God's presence any more than a moth can survive in a flame.

To put it another way, sin is a deadly spiritual cancer and either we get the cancer or the cancer gets us. That is, the cancer of sin causes spiritual death. Realize that spiritual death is not the cessation of life—for beyond the grave the soul lives forever. While forgiven sinners will live in the presence of God forever, unforgiven sinners will live forever in the place the Bible calls hell (whatever and wherever that may be). Of one thing we can be sure, spiritual death means eternal separation from God—the author of all love and life.

Fortunately, God is not only a God of absolute holiness; he is also a God of absolute love. Because God loved us so much, he gave his only Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, to die an excruciating painful death in your place and mine on a Roman Cross at Calvary some 2000 years ago. Jesus died to pay the penalty (death) for all our sins so that all who believe in him "should not perish but have eternal life."3

Do you believe that Jesus died to pay the penalty for all your sins? And have you asked for and accepted God's forgiveness and his gift of eternal life? If not, I urge you to do that today. For further help read and accept God's Invitation at or at read the article, "How to Be Sure You're a Real Christian—without having to be religious."

Suggested prayer: "Dear God, please help me to grasp the severity of sin's consequences and to understand that the only way to be forgiven is by believing that Jesus died on the cross to pay the penalty for all my sins, accepting Him into my life as my personal Lord and Savior, and therein receive your gift of forgiveness and eternal life to be with you forever in Heaven. Thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully in Jesus's name. Amen."

1. Hebrews 12:29 (NIV).
3. John 3:16.


All articles on this website are written by
Richard (Dick) Innes unless otherwise stated.

    Back to Return to previous page Previous Page    
Site Map   Top
Find Peace With God footer
About God
About Faith
Ask the Teacher
Better Living Tips
Words of Love
Words of Inspiration
People Power for Jesus
Simple and Effective Witnessing for Christ

Spanish Espanol
French Francois

Daily Encounter
Weekend Encounter
Encuentros Diarios
When God Is Silent
Prayer Partners

Special Needs

Helps and Studies
Today's Reading
Annual Reading

Today's Quotes
Happiness Test
Stress Test


ACTS Websites
ACTS in Action Report


Syndicate ACTS Articles
"I Hate Witnessing"
   Audio—No Charge

Opening Closed Minds
Effective Communications
Jesus, the Communicator
Punching Holes in
   the Darkness

About ACTS
Be an ACTS Friend

People Power Invite
Privacy Policy
Snail-Mail List
Contact Us/Feedback

Online Bookstore

Site Map
Report problems to ACTS International
All pages in this site © Copyright 2005-2019 by ACTS International
P.O. Box 73545, San Clemente, CA 92673 U.S.A.
HOME   Daily Encounter  Find Peace With God