In the Beginning: God created a perfect universe including the stars, planets, and all life on the Earth. You can read all about it in the first chapters of Genesis in the Bible, which is literally a book of origins. If you are unfamiliar with the Bible, your worldview is very likely an evolutionary one. Once again and for the sake of our discussion today, can you at least admit to the possibility of the existence of God, so we can have a common starting point? Although it is beyond the scope of this work to specifically discuss the fallacy and impossibility of evolution, both biological and inorganic, I will provide some items for further thought a bit later on, sound okay? See Genesis 1-2 for reference. *You will find links to various free online Bibles from the internet at the end of this ebook.
A Tragedy: God warned Adam and Eve not to eat from the “Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil”. They could however, eat freely from everything else in the Garden of Eden. What you need to understand right now is this; God gave both Adam and Eve, and their descendants free choice on whether or not to obey Him. Could Almighty God have forced them to obey Him or taken away their conscious free choice? Yes, of course, however this would not be characteristic of a true loving relationship, would it? In the 3rd chapter of Genesis we read the sad story of disobedience on the part of Adam and Eve, who opened the door for sin to pollute God’s perfect and sinless creation. “Sin came into the world through one man, and his sin brought death with it. As a result, death has spread to the whole human race because everyone has sinned.” (Romans 5:12, GNB). This was the moment, the exact moment when everything went horribly wrong, and from which time forward, God and mankind were separated and unreconciled. Blessedly, God understood this would happen from the beginning of time, so He carefully put an intricate plan in motion for us to be redeemed through His Son, Jesus Christ – now this is Good News! You are encouraged to read this story for yourself in Genesis 3 and Romans 5.
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