“How can the existence of sin be harmonized with the divine goodness? If God made man, and man sins, is God not responsible? Certainly not. We believe all the powers of man were made for noble uses: is he pervert these powers, the sin is his, not God’s.
A locomotive engine is constructed for a definite and useful purpose. If the temperature of the boiler is raised too high, an explosion occurs, the train is set on fire, passengers and freight are all consumed. The daily papers are filled with graphic descriptions of the dread calamity. Who is held responsible for the loss? Is it the man who first used steam for motive-power? No. Is the one who made the engin to use the power? No. Is it the engineer,–he who runs the engine, he who through inattention was the sole cause of the terrible calamity? Just so it is with man: he is an engine of God’s creative skill, called into being to work righteousness.”
–Rev. F.A. Dillingham