Scripture Reading: Genesis 2:18, 21-24
Human reason and philosophy claim conviction of the value of unity. "In unity there is strength." "We hang together, or we'll hang separately." "United, we stand; divided, we fall." All these are axioms authored and embraced by humankind. But it seems that attainment of this idealistic and commendable goal remains ever beyond reach.
God, on the other hand, is able to engender and preserve perfect unification under His own plan and on His own terms. He created a perfect environment. He then created an occupant to dwell within that environment-a guileless being destined to live an idyllic existence in a sylvan climate. Then the finaltouch: "I will make him an help meet for him." This conjunction epitomized all that is significant of a perfect union. "And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh."
But there was a condition involved. The two innocents who were as one, were endowed with the ability to choose between right and wrong; and therein lies a tale! One stipulation , and one only, God set down: "Of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" (Genesis 2:17)·
The rest is history! Adam did the one thing that could displease God; he ate the forbidden fruit and destroyed the perfection of the man-God relationship under the Dispensation of Innocence. The flawless unity was marred by separation, and man's futile struggles had begun to form a continuous history of self-defeat.
How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4
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