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God can certainly exist with sin. Job states satan came into his presence on more than one occasion, and we all know satan was sin personified. So that excuse doesn't fly.
Not really. In the Job stories we have the satan, meaning the accuser such as in a trial. The article is not applied, generally to names so we can be pretty certain as to that. Sure the word got hijacked later to mean something else but we can be pretty firm that this setting of this book presents the heavenly court with god and so forth and, or course, the accuser.
Yes, but it is a Christian belief that the satan of Job is one in the same, and it is also a Christian belief that sin cannot be in the presence of God. I agree if you go back to the original Hebrew thought, sure, but they (the Hebrews) do not claim such a thing for heaven (or that there is a hell).