Is the absence of sin sufficient to make God happy?

Posted: 27th November 2007 by ElShaddai Edwards in Uncategorized

Essay question:

“Is the absence of sin sufficient to make God happy?”

Be sure to define sin and happiness. Please use the terms expiation, propitiation, grace, works, salvation and atonement in your complete answer.

  1. lingamish says:

    God is beyond happiness. And technical words like that are like pins sticking a butterfly to cardboard.

    Did you want a straight answer?!?

  2. Peter Kirk says:

    No, if by “sin” you mean disobedience to general command. God also wants us to follow his personal leading for each of our lives, and is not happy if we don’t.

    Oops, I forgot to use any of those technical words!

  3. Did you want a straight answer?!?

    Probably not. After noodling around with those technical words for a few hours, I gave up and threw it out as a question. If I weren’t at work, I’d just go play my trombone – at least that makes sense.

  4. lingamish says:

    Is the absence of trombone sufficient to make ElShaddai happy?

  5. Is the absence of trombone sufficient to make ElShaddai happy?

    No, but sometimes the absence of trombone makes ElShaddai’s wife happy.

  6. No, lest God never be happy. It His own love for us, combined with our obedience to Him, that makes Him happy.