Free to Sin

Will we be allowed to sin after we get to heaven?

When we restrict the freedom of a person, even a child, by controlling them and denying them the ability to choose, then at the same time we strip them of the very essence of what is required for love to exist. By trying to produce good behavior through controlling others we often are actually creating an atmosphere in which it is impossible for love to grow.

My option to sin must always be securely available if I am to be able to experience and express to others and God the kind of love that He desires in me. If God were to deny us or strip us of the freedom to reject Him, God would create a universe in which His own love would be starved out and it would be impossible to practice.

So, will we be allowed to sin after we get to heaven? According to the very essence of what is required for love to exist, the answer cannot be anything but yes. That does not imply that we will want to sin or that anyone will in fact consider it seriously. But as long as love reigns supreme – which in God's government there will be no other option – all who live under its influence will have to eternally have the full freedom to turn away from love and live independently. Yet that very freedom is what creates the greatest credibility for God and is what earns our highest respect for Him.

Now, if we could just begin to apply that kind of attitude toward our children, our family, our church and our friends.

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