When Adam and Eve ate the fruit in the Garden of Eden. That was the first sin. Because they disobeyed God, sin came into the world. Now, we have thorns, thistles, pain, death and suffering in the world. God created the world, but He did not create evil, sin happens because He gave us a free will. What if He had made us like puppets? With no free will, there would be no sin, but without a choice, we would not be given the opportunity to choose to follow Him. Everyone who follows Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, does so because they want to. God does not force us to believe in Him. I am so thankful for His wonderful gift of salvation! He sent His only Son to the world to pay the terrible price of sin.
"For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 6:23
He died on a cross, one of the most horrific forms of torture and death. He experienced separation from His Father, and all to bridge a way for us to know God. To anyone reading this,
please think carefully about where you will spend eternity. This life on earth is only temporary, and after death, there is an eternity waiting for each one of us. Where will you spend eternity?
"Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore."