In chatting with another poster in a thread, I saw that our topic was not with the OP, so I figured I would create a poll. Was sin necessary? My view is that sin was necessary to serve a purpose, but God could have prevented it. God was/is not powerless over sin. We will have a world that there is no sin. God allowed man to sin to serve a purpose. 1. God is good/holy 2. God is great/omnipotent/sovereign 3. Evil exist some reject number 2, God couldn't prevent sin. some reject number 3, evil doesn't really exist. some reject number 1, God isn't really good. I accept all 3. Difficult to understand? Yes, but that's what the Bible teaches.