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God the sinner

30 August 2012, 15:25

In a previous article ( I put forth the question if God was good. Now, I will put forth the statement, that he himself, is a sinner. 

According to the Bible and religion, there are 7 mortal sins. Here they are.

  • Lust – to have an intense desire or need: “But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:28).

  • Gluttony – excess in eating and drinking: “for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags” (Proverbs 23:21).

  • Greed - excessive or reprehensible acquisitiveness: “Having lost all sensitivity, they have given themselves over to sensuality so as to indulge in every kind of impurity, with a continual lust for more” (Ephesians 4:19).

  • Laziness – disinclined to activity or exertion: not energetic or vigorous: “The way of the sluggard is blocked with thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway” (Proverbs 15:19).

  • Wrath – strong vengeful anger or indignation: “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1)

  • Envy – painful or resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by another joined with a desire to possess the same advantage: “Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:1-2).

  • Pride - quality or state of being proud – inordinate self esteem: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).

Lets take them 1 at a time.

Lust. With the amounts of sex in the Bible, and the fact that God created man as he is, there can be now doubt in my mind God is responsible for humans feeling this emotion. Its the old court case where the one who causes someone to die, or entice another to kill someone, they are guilty of some crime. So here, God is a sinner.

Gluttony. I have no clue if God eats or I just have to say I dont know if God is sinful in this way.

Greed. God wants every single person who has ever been made to follow him and worship him. He is greedy in his incessant want for more followers. He is in this case, a sinner.

Laziness.  With creation done, God took a break and seems to only do real work every now and again, such as slaying people, giving commands etc. Furthermore, he doesnt seem to do anything about evil...its in the pipeline on the day of Judgement, but this screams to me of someone who is too lazy to do it today, he will put it off till tomorrow.

Wrath. Now, this is something that the people of old had experienced on many occasions. God's wrath is very well documented and he even gives his followers permissions to exercise his wrath for him. Killing witches and soothsayers, murdering girls who arent virgins on their wedding night etc. Therefore, God is definitely a sinner because he exercises his wrath either by himself, or by proxy.

Envy. Or another word, jealousy. To be jealous is a cardinal sin. But, it even states on many occasions that God is a Jealous God. Also, he is envious of other religion's followers, he wants them all. So, in this case, God is a sinner.

Pride. Here is another sin that God is full of. He shows it by stating that he is both good and just, perfect and all knowing, when the evidence speaks to the contrary. So, in this, God is a sinner.

Now, to move on, lets look at the 10 commandments.

And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

  1. You shall have no other gods before me.
  2. You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
  5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Lets skip 1-5. 

6. Thou shalt not kill. Well, God killed quite a bit of people. Lets take just one example. The 1st borne of Egypt. A bunch of innocent children (babies included) were mercilessly murdered because the man in charge wouldnt listen. It was either done by God himself, or he did it by proxy, but he is still guilty of breaking his own law, even though at that time it hadnt been written down yet he would know (being all knowing) that it would be there. 

7 isnt really relevant, because God isnt Zues (10 points if you got that reference).

8 is also not relevant really.

9 You shall nor bear false witness, which basically means lying. But God lies, he lied to Abraham when said he had wanted him sacrifice his son, but he only wanted to test him, which is deceit. Therefore, God is a sinner.

10. God Covets all people to be his followers, even those of other religions. Therefore, God is once again, a sinner.

God cant play by his own rules and that is what we call a hypocrite. The Bible clearly shows us that God is a sinner by his own standards. But he is God, so I take it he is excused his many faults. 


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