The first thing we learn in the Bible is that God created everything, and it was good. The second thing we learn is that human beings disobeyed God and messed everything up. We call that first sin The Fall, and humanity has been sinning ever since. That means we’re still fallen, and our fallenness has consequences. Because we’ve all sinned, we’re out of fellowship with God, and that means we’ve earned nothing but death and punishment. Once we sin, there’s nothing we can do to put our shattered relationship with God back together. We’ve had our chance and, like the first man and woman, we blew it. Praise God that Jesus didn’t.
(c) Copyright 2007, A. Milton Stanley