Why does God punish us for behavior we can't control? If we can't choose to never sin then we have no choice but to sin?
God doesn`t punish per se, He allows you to experience the consequences of your choices. Sometimes He turns up the heat or pressure in an effort to stop your wrong path, but ultimately it is up to you to self correct. He wants you to keep your covenant with Him.
Cheryl Durham, Ph.D.
Cheryl is the Executive Director at Living Truth. She is also currently Dean of Students and Professor of New Testament Culture and History at Master's International University of Divinity. She holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Biblical Counseling, a Doctor of Biblical Studies in Worldview and a Ph.D. in New Testament History and Culture.