QAIf God is all-knowing, why did He create man when He knew he would sin?
God did not create a world of robots to mechanically serve His purposes. He
shows us what is good: "to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly" with
him (Mic 6:8). He also gives us commandments so that we may understand the
consequences of our choices (Rom 5:13). But He permits us the freedom to do as
we will, and by allowing that freedom, He allows the possibility of sin.
Love requires an object. God created the universe to manifest His Love. But
true love can only exist with freedom, just as true righteousness can only exist
with freedom. We cannot truly love if we are forced to do so against our will;
we cannot be morally perfect if we do not choose to do good out of our own
Adam and Eve sinned because they failed to obey the command God had given
them, despite their knowledge of the consequences. Their disobedience displayed
a lack of faith in God and introduced the separation between God and man.
But God also prepared the way of reconciliation. He came into the world as
Jesus Christ and suffered life’s hardships with us. Jesus demonstrated that it
is possible to have free will and not sin. He satisfied God’s requirement for
justice and manifested God’s love on the cross by paying the ultimate price for
human evil: death and complete severance from God.