Lesson #32: God’s Story Explained

The first humans that God created were Adam and Eve. In the beginning there was a perfect relationship between God and man (and woman of course). At this time there also existed a tree as a choosing point. Moreover, Adam and Eve were given a choice to obey or disobey God’s rule. His rule was to not eat the fruit that the tree produced. The choosing point had potential to completely separate humanity from the perfect relationship with God. Long-story-short, Adam and Eve ate the apple from the tree and then the perfect relationship between them and God had broken. Our (generalizing all humans) inherent rebellion from God separated us from God. We are aware of this distance from God. We may even try to reach God by doing things that He would consider “good”. Even though we had the potential to still please God, something was still missing. We need Grace. We deserve death because of our sin and rebellion. Moreover, we deserve both physical death and spiritual separation from God. In other words, we deserve Hell. Even though we deserve all of this, God has given us Grace. He wants us to live for eternity with Him. Because His love for us is so great, He has offered a way to come back to Him. He has offered a way to restore that perfect relationship with him. He sent Jesus, his only begotten son, aka God in Flesh, to take that punishment of death on Himself. He paid the penalty that we owed.

 

All of the sins and mistakes that we make in life can get quite overwhelming. You don’t need to hold on to these. There is no need to continue to remind yourself of them. God says that He will forget them if we put our faith in Him, through Jesus Christ. Your sins and mistakes will be forgiven and forgotten through what Jesus Christ did for us on the cross. If you want to be forgiven of the sins and mistakes that you have made in your life, put your faith in Christ. Let Him cleanse you and make you one of his newly adopted sons or daughters. If you choose to make this decision, contact a pastor of a local church or a trusted Christ-follower on what to do next. I promise you that this decision is the most important decision you will ever make in your life. God Bless.

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