A simple yet indepth question for all points of view... Does God HATE Sin? What exactly is sin? We would all agree that God cannot sin, because He cannot do something that He Himself hates and is contrary to His own will and desires. Thus (with the use of logic) one could conclude that sin is anything against God's will. How can sin exist? We do know that a man brough sin into the world. We know that sin is an offence to God. Or else God would not have expected constant sacrifices of innocent animals and His own innocent Son to pay the penalty and relieve His wrath against sin. How can we be forgiven of sin? We do know that throughout the Bible, we get forgiveness of sins by confessing them to God. Is there an unpardonable sin? I don't understand what this passage means, but I might assume that if it is referring to Salvation, than rejecting the Holy Spirit's conviction to believe in Jesus would be an unpardonable sin. I've heard some hyper-ists claim that God uses sin for His glory. Such an idea makes me nervous. I would say that God absolutely cannot stand sin, yet His longsuffering...ness allows Him to hold off His judgment. I am curious to hear from any and all viewpoints. What is sin and how does God view sin? Does God use sin for His glory or is sin something completely against His will? If God truely cannot tolerate sin, how can it exist if it is contrary to His will and desires. How can a perfect Holy God cause sin if He cannot sin?