Read “Mere Christianity” by C.S. Lewis.
It's a good question, but like so many things, I'm afraid the answer is beyond our understanding.
Imagine a sinless life, wherein we’d be like plants.
I’ve always enjoy reading Billy Graham.
. Without that knowledge of his need for salvation, and without experiencing the grace that permits him to long for salvation, mankind cannot have his will conformed to God, except for by a brute force which attains conformation without love; therefore God permitted us to sin so that we may rejoice in salvation and love him in gratitude made possible only through grace.
This gift, enabling us to love out of friendship and not mere obey out of servility, is at such a precious cost: that God himself has taken upon himself all our pains and great humility and allowed us to sin. Thus, in full awareness of the horror and injustice of sin, the Church is yet able to proclaim at Easter in the ancient mass the paradoxical refrain, Oh happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam, which gained for us so great a Redeemer!
For Christ has ransomed us with his blood,
and paid for us the price of Adam's sin
to our eternal Father!
This is our passover feast,
when Christ, the true Lamb, is slain,
whose blood consecrates the homes of all believers.
This is the night when first you saved our fathers:
you freed the people of Israel from their slavery
and led them dry-shod through the sea.
This is the night when the pillar of fire
destroyed the darkness of sin!
This is the night when Christians everywhere,
washed clean of sin
and freed from all defilement,
are restored to grace and grow together in holiness.
This is the night when Jesus Christ
broke the chains of death
and rose triumphant from the grave.
What good would life have been to us,
had Christ not come as our Redeemer?
Father, how wonderful your care for us!
How boundless your merciful love!
To ransom a slave
you gave away your Son.
O happy fault, O necessary sin of Adam,
which gained for us so great a Redeemer!
That prayer is used in Catholic, Anglican and Lutheran Easter liturgies. Or if you prefer a Calvinist source, here is Paradise Lost by Milton:
O Goodness infinite, Goodness immense!
That all this good of evil shall produce,
And evil turn to good; more wonderful
Than that which by creation first brought forth
Light out of darkness! Full of doubt I stand,
Whether I should repent me now of sin
By me done, and occasioned; or rejoice
Much more, that much more good thereof shall spring;
To God more glory, more good-will to Men
From God, and over wrath grace shall abound.
—An object lesson for all Creation . . .
about the wages of sin
And God’s Justice triumphed by God’s Mercy and Love . . .
No more heavenly rebellions a la satan are entertained in the least.
All Creation is expectd to emphatically “get it” this go around.
Evil and rebellion are deadly. Only Loving God brings and allows life.
he did it to teach Satan a lesson, and the angels that fell with him
that flawed, imperfect humans could learn to follow God through faith, instead of sight which Satan had
Satan and the angels saw, spoke with, and heard from God face to face. When they sinned, they did such a stupid thing, God taught them just how wrong they were by using imperfect created beings, humans, to show His love
Humans respond by faith. To show love to people who never even saw God, that proves God is love
Ezekiel 28:12 addresses the devil by calling him king of Tyrus. Ezekiel says that in verse 13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; yet Moses says not one word regarding the creation of Lucifer and his role of the anointed cherub that covereth. Yet Moses calls this entity the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the midst of the garden and then labels him the serpent.
Now what knowledge did this proverbial tree have as Adam and Eve were NOT the only two involved in the sin.
Isaiah 14:12 gives more information regarding Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
Ezekiel 28:18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick;
therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in sight of all them that behold thee.
The stated purpose Hebrews 2:14 Forasmuch then as the children are *partakers* of flesh and blood, He also Himself likewise took part of the same; that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
The devil, serpent, destroyer, king of Tyrus, king of Babylon, accuser, great red dragon, some of the many names/roles the devil has been allowed to play has already been sentenced to death and he will never be allowed to be born of woman.
Adam was a fully grown adult when created with NO knowledge of the Written WORD, only he was given the commandment to NOT touch that tree.... further note God did NOT blame Eve for Adam's sin, Adam is the one who pointed his finger to Eve that woman that God gave him.... Maybe that is why the question gets asked this way Why Did God Allow Adam and Eve to Sin?
Love is a free-will offering. Without free will, mankind could not truly love God.
Read “A Course in Miracles”.
Keep an open mind and enjoy. The book had a major impact on my life and spiritual program.
Its simple... “Free Will”.
God could demand our behavior of his laws at all times, and not give man any choice in the matter. Or deny human beings free will. He could simply demand and enforce that we worship him at all times and in all ways... but a gift that’s demanded is no gift at all.
What father has never faced a situation where their child is going to make a bad decision? When they are young, we simply prevent it.. but there comes a time when, we have to quietly sit back and let them err... and its one of the toughest things as a parent you have to do sometimes... but it is done out of love, not spite or anger or a desire to see them fall.. but because there is a time when the absolute protection of the parent must let go so that the child can begin to become who and what they are meant to be.
The question could be expanded. Why did He allow his #2 Lucifer and his followers, to go against Him? This causes me concern, that sin is still possible in Heaven.
I think a better question would be, why did God allow Satan and the fallen angles to sin?
God desires all of His attributes to be on display, His omniscience, His glory, His power... Without sin, there would not be a way to display His supreme self sacrificing love.
/sigh... “Free Will”....
God did not want us to be robots, he wanted us to love him freely. That free will thing.