In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth, everything seen and unseen (Genesis 1:1). God is spirit, and as such, stands above and before His creation. Since God is supernatural, He controls what happens in the natural world. God created man in His image (Genesis 1:27), in perfection and goodness. God also mandated science in the very first chapter of the Bible: “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.” (Genesis 1:28).
God commanded Adam and eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, lest they surely die. Adam and Eve would have lived forever without pain, death or suffering had they not disobeyed God’s command not to eat. As Romans 5:12 states, “Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”. This means that just as Adam sinned, his sin is ours. Every sin involves having things my way, and not God’s way. This element is repeated in every single sin. Furthermore, sin is a state that man is born into, apart from a living relationship with God. People don’t need to be taught how to be bad, but they constantly need to be reminded how to do good. This is why the Ten Commandments were given, which we all break every single day.
Since man lives without God, if he does not repent and turn back to God, he will also die without God. All men are born as sinners (Romans 3:10-12) and without God are condemned to damnation.
The Good News is that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us:
“Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure of him that was to come. But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound: That as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness unto eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord.” (Romans 5:14-21)
Jesus Christ lived a perfect life and died for our sins. His righteousness is ours, and our sins were punished in Him on the cross. He, the only perfect and righteous man was made unto sin so that God could be satisfied. We would have rightfully been punished for our own sins, but Jesus Christ bore this punishment in our own stead. Jesus arose from the grave on the third day, and ascended into Heaven where He now intercedes on our behalf before the Father.
If you trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sins, and if you repent and follow Christ, you shall be saved. If you love Christ, then you will keep His commandments. Just as Jesus forgave the sinful woman and had mercy on her (John 8:3-11), so does He also have mercy on us, so that we should go and sin no more.
God bless you,