When God created man and woman on Day Six of the creation week, he had provided all that they needed.
God also gave them the ability to choose what they were going to do. When Satan tempted Eve, she was overcome by her own lust. Eve partook of the forbidden fruit and gave it to her husband, and he participated in her sin.
When questioned by God as to why the sin had occurred, look at Adam’s response: “And the man said, ‘the woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat” (Genesis 3:12). He tried to blame God for his sin.
When man sins today, it seems that he is always looking for someone to blame. There are even those who want to blame God for all the problems in the world. This attitude usually shows that someone knows little or nothing about our God, and they fail to realize that it is man’s fault that sin happens.
James explains lust this way, “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God, for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin, and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:13-15). Sin occurs because man gives in to Satan’s temptations and follows the god of the world, not the God of the universe.
God sent Christ to save mankind, yet some want to blame Christ for sin. This shows a lack of Bible knowledge. Notice Peter’s words about Christ: “… because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example that ye should follow his steps who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth; who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not, but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously; who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness, by whose stripes ye were healed” (1 Peter 1:21-24).
God and Christ are not to blame for the sin in the world. Christ lived a sinless life upon the Earth, even overcoming direct temptations from Satan (Matthew 4:1-10). The Hebrew writer wrote, “For we have not an high priest, which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities, but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin (Hebrews 4:15). God has made man a free moral agent to choose between right and wrong. He has given us his word so that we can know what is right and what is wrong, but many fail to heed the warnings.
We need to have the attitude of Paul and be followers of Christ (1 Corinthians 11:1).
Some try to blame God for all the religious division in the world. Man is the cause of this, not God. He sent his Son to reconcile both Jew and Gentile into one body. “And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby” (Ephesians 2:16). Christ offered a prayer for unity just prior to his being arrested and crucified (John 17:20-21). The desire of Christ is that all become part of his body the church, which he paid for with his very life (Acts 20:28).
Instead of looking to blame God for all the wickedness in the world, one must look to God and his word to find the answers.