How Does God See Sin?

We live in a world filled with every kind of evil, debauchery, and wickedness yet so many people don’t see a problem with it. Sin has become commonplace, especially lying and deception. A lot of people won’t even call it “sin” but instead refer to it an issue. Since we have grown accustomed to it, we tend to think that God feels the same way. This is not the case. God hates all sin, and He even hates what the sinner has become.

  • Romans 7:13, “sin is exceedingly sinful to God.”
  • Habakkuk 1:13, You are of purer eyes than to behold evil, And cannot look on wickedness.”

It is true that God loves every person. He proved it by dying on the cross for all people.  

  • Romans 5:8 says, But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
  • 1 Timothy 1:15, “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”

However, God is also a God of holiness, and the Bible describes some of the things He hates:

  • Psalms 5:6, “The Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man.”
  • Isaiah 61:9,For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery.”
  • Jeremiah 44:4, “Oh, do not do this abominable thing that I hate!” Serving other false god’s.
  • Amos 5:15, “Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment.”
  • Amos 5:21, “I hate, I despise your feast days.” They worshiped the false god Moloch, which they made, and then offered sacrifices to the real God.
  • Zechariah 8:17, Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the Lord.”
  • Psalms 119:163, “I hate and abhor lying.”
  • Romans 12:9, “Abhor that which is evil.”
  • Leviticus 26:30, and my soul shall abhor you.” When people break God’s commands, and worship false god’s.
  • Galatians 6:7, Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”
  • 1 John 5:19, the whole world lies in wickedness.”

John Bunyan said, “Fools make a mock at sin, will not believe, it has a fearful dagger up its sleeve; How can it be, they say, that such a thing so full of sweetness, e’er should wear a sting. They know not that it is the very spell of sin, to make them laugh themselves to hell. Look to thyself then, deal with sin no more. Lest He who saves, against thee shuts the door.” From 17th century Author and preacher, Believers Bible Commentary, pg. 825.

The next verses reveal how God views the sinner:

  • John 15:6, “they are fit for nothing but the fire.”
  • Revelation 3:16, “they are spued out of the Lord’s mouth and objects of revulsion.”
  • Proverbs 6:16, “They are an Abomination to him.”
  • Psalm 119:119           , “They are Dross, and not gold.”
  • Matthew 3:1, “They are worthless chaff.”
  • Matthew 12:34, “Vipers, snakes.”
  • Matthew 23:27, “Full of dead men’s bones.”
  • Romans 9:21, 22, “vessels unto dishonor.”
  • I Corinthians 15:27, “those who are to be made the Lord’s footstool.”
  • Jude 12, “trees whose fruit withers, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots.”
  • Proverbs 1: 26            , “I will laugh at their calamity; I will mock when your fear comes…
  • Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer.”
  • Psalms 37:13, The Lord laughs at him, For He sees that his day is coming.”

Look what God allowed the angel to do to Herod in Acts 12:23, “So on a set day Herod arrayed in royal apparel, sat on his throne and gave an oration to them. And the people kept shouting, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” Then immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he did not give glory to God. And he was eaten by worms and died.”

King Nebuchadnezzar failed to give God the glory for his achievements so for seven years he was in the condition described Daniel 4:30, said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?’ While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.’  That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.”

Proverbs 6:15 explains, “Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.”

However, listen to God’s heart for those who wish to turn from sin and come to Him:

  • Jeremiah 3:12–13: “Come home to me again, for I am merciful….Only acknowledge your guilt. Admit that you rebelled against the Lord your God” (NLT).
  • Jeremiah 8:4–5: “When they discover they’re on the wrong road, don’t they turn back? Then why do these people stay on their self-destructive path? Why do the people . . . refuse to turn back [even though I warned them]?” (NLT).

If you are playing around with sin, you might want to get your life right with God while you still have the opportunity. Isaiah 55:6, Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near.”

Revelation 14:10, “they must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night.”

Meeting God at the Great White Throne on Judgment Day will be absolutely terrifying if you are an unrepentant sinner. It’s hard to imagine what the full strength of God’s wrath will be like. Do you really want to find out?

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By Bill Wiese, author of 23 Minutes in Hell