From the Westminster confession: Of the Fall of Man, of Sin, and the Punishment thereof I. Our first parents, being seduced by the subtilty and temptations of Satan, sinned, in eating the forbidden fruit. This their sin, God was pleased, according to His wise and holy counsel, to permit, having purposed to order it to His own glory. I thought that God hates sin. If love thinks the best, why would God expect His creation to fail? That is not love, and God is love. This contradicts.