Remember, Satan has been thrown from Heaven and now he is in the Garden of Eden trying to separate Adam and Eve from God. Satan decided to tempt Adam through Eve and told her if she did eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil she would not surely die. He told her she would be like God and it is not wrong to be like God. It should be everyone’s goal to be holy like God (Life Application Notes and Bible Help, 1996). For one to be like God, he must desire to be holy.
No other religions have a living God. While Jesus was on earth, he was persecuted, mocked, betrayed, and so much more. He performed miracles, forgave people of their sins and said that anyone who believed in him would have eternal life. The bible is believed to be God’s holy word. It was written by man, but was inspired by God.
In this process of renewal, God wanted to include all mankind to partake in this new and last covenant. Gods Covenant with Israel After Adam and Eve sinned by eating the forbidden fruit, sin was in mans’ heart. Consequently, God wanted to destroy human kind but he found favor on Noah. Noah listen to God as God commanded him to build an Ark. God shared with Noah that he was going to flood the earth.
Humanity needed something that was unconceivable for them to do on their own. The power of sin and the weight of judgment was to much for humanity to bear alone, Jesus being both God and human, being the perfect in the Law and obedient to the God the Father and His will, came and took on all of humanity’s judgment to save them from the cost of sin. Christus victor was foretold by the prophets, as He would redeem Israel and bring about a new covenant, that would vindicate His righteousness by having victory or all evil, and would that would bring peace (Dillistone, 1953). This brings forth emancipation from bondage, and brings forth redemption in the form of expiation or reparations. Redemptions from the exclusion of God and bring forth humanity into God’s will.
When God constructed the human race, He had in mind wondrous intentions for them. However, when Adam and Eve, symbolizing humanity, turned away from God, He was forced to punish them; that punishment is Original Sin. Original Sin made humans liable to death (Athanasius 7). Mankind continued their iniquitous ways, and very soon they learned of the destruction they were causing in their lives. What options did God have?
According to a Christian, there is one true God, and he revealed Himself through the Holy trinity, which is made up of three people; Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They also believe that God alone created the world and everything that encompasses it from nothing in six days. They believe that the world was good until Adam sinned against God, and now all people are born into sin. They believe that God sent his only son Jesus to save the world from sin and that Jesus died for all their sins and rose from the dead. They believe that the Holy bible is the sacred word before and after Jesus’s time and that they should live by it to please God and thank him for his son.
He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil, for God was with him." God anointed Jesus to the position of Messiah and made him the ultimate prophet but the most profound title and one that he referred to himself as was the Son on Man. The title Son of Man shows that he was born of man, but he is also referred to as the Son of God.
Death Through Adam, Life Through Christ As many of us know it today as the Bible states, God created man, "he formed him from dust and breathed into his nostrils to bring him to life. He planted a garden in Eden and put the man there. Out of the ground God made every tree pleasant to see and good for food." (Nietzsche) For the serpent had told Eve that the tree of knowledge of good and evil would not harm her or Adam, they chose to eat from it, without listening to the command of God. By eating this fruit, it imposes the knowledge of good and evil on Adam and Eve and now it causes the risk of making a sin against humanity.
When God creates Adam and Eve, He puts them in The Garden of Eden, also known as Paradise. Paradise was a perfect and sinless place to live. However, God did make The Tree Of Knowledge of Good and Evil, which could change all of that. He had one rule for Adam and Eve and that was for them to never eat from that tree. Satan sees this as a perfect opportunity to get his revenge towards God.
Humans were created in the image of God and created to worship Him. God is the creator of the universe and He created humanity to rule over his creations on earth. Humans were called to “be fruitful and multiply” Genesis 1:28. The root cause of human problems is sin. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” Romans 3:23.