Is God A Sadist?

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A lot of people question God’s motive in creating us.  They invoke His omniscience and attack the truth of His undying love.  After all, how can someone who is all loving, all knowing, and all powerful create man who will just turn out to be sinners and burn in hell?

Many a times, people who ask this question turn to human reason and conclude that God is either an all powerful sadist or an impotent but all-loving overseer.  What do you expect? When man resorts to human philosophy and human reasoning, we arrive at human results. Pointless, meaningless, flawed and just plain lost.

This article seeks to answer the question: if God knows we are going to sin and fall short of His glory, then why did He still create us? Also in this article, I will share to you what The Lord has gladly showed me through His word.

The Bible declares that The Lord God, Creator of all is omnipotent (Jeremiah 32:17), omniscient (1 John 3:20) and He is all loving (John 3:16).  There is no question to this: The Lord is The Almighty God who calls forth things that are not as though they were.

“I knew you before I formed you in your mother’s womb.” –Jeremiah 1:5

He knew us before we were born and when He knew we would be sinners when He created us.  In fact, the very essence of us being part of this world of flesh makes us sinners by default. It wouldn’t really take Godly omniscience to know that the next million babies which will be born will be sinners.

Are you saying that God created us so we can go to hell?

No.  We are all sinners, yet God still loves us (Romans 5:8). That’s why He sent His Son to save us.  The cross of Jesus Christ integrates God’s righteousness into a harmonious whole; it is the place where God’s law blends with God’s grace.  Jesus Christ is the eternal embodiment of our sin’s punishment and God’s love for us.

With the death of Jesus Christ in the equation, it is obvious that God did not create us to punish us. God created us so we can be saved. With all His power, wisdom and love, God created us even though He knows we will rebel against Him because He knows that His Son will do a perfect job in redeeming us.

The Bible gave 3 parables to reveal God’s heart towards us.

Luke 15 is one of my favorite chapters because it shows us a closer view of how The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit think and feel for us. In these parables, one will not see God as someone Who enjoys punishing eople.  What we can see here is how happy He is when people get saved.

The Parable of The Lost Sheep (Jesus Christ as The Shepherd) Luke 15:1-7

‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. –Luke 15:6-7

The Parable of The Lost Coin (The Holy Spirit as The Woman) Luke 15:8-10

‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost coin.’ In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” –Luke 15:9

The Parable of The Lost Son (The Father as The Father)

“‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’” –Luke 15:31

After meditating on all 3 parables, do you see how God lovingly refers to us?  He calls us His sheep, His precious coin, and yes His son. Instead of being excited of seeing us suffer, The Shepherd will drop everything He’s doing and look for us, The Woman will turn everything around in the house to find us, and The Father, filled with compassion, will weep and wait until we return.

Luke 15 shows us what kind of a God our Creator is.  Does He sound like a sadist at all?

God created us because He is love and it is His good pleasure to see us ALL saved.  Even in this life He loves us so much that He gave His creation the free choice to love Him back or not.  The problem with us is that we are all too proud to submit to an all powerful and all loving God that we choose to reject Him.

The father in the Prodigal Son meant nothing but good for both of his children.  He wanted both to stay in his house so he can love them and shower them with happiness.  Did the father send his second son away?  Definitely not!  It was the son’s choice to hurt his father and leave with his inheritance.  Was the father happy to see his son go?  Was the father happy to hear about his son’s sufferings?  Was the father responsible for the son’s sufferings? Was the father resentful on his son’s return?  The answers to these questions are no, no, no, and no.

This father is your Father in Heaven.

It’s time for us to change the way we see God. The truth shows that He will do everything that His righteousness will allow in order for all of us to be saved. He will provide every reason and every opportunity as an excuse to get us back to Him even to the point of giving up His only Son.

He created the universe because He loves us and He created it perfectly. The world fell because of us, perfect creatures in His image who wanted to be gods ourselves, we left The Father just like the prodigal son did, and yet He came down to save us.

We people boast of our free will, but it is the very thing that led us to our doom.  God loves us and God knows everything and He controls everything.  But since He loves us and respects us, He gave us the choice: to go back to The Father who will cloth us with righteousness? Or to live and eat with the pigs?

Our Father in heaven is all powerful, all knowing and loving.  This is The Righteousness of God on the cross of Jesus Christ.

 

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