God is the Awesome Creator, the One who made all things.
The universe did not come into being by itself. God created it!
The very first verse in the Bible says:
“In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” Genesis 1:1
To “create” means to make something out of nothing. Only God can do this.
When God created the earth, He prepared it to be inhabited. He created all plant life. He created many different kinds of fish, birds and land animals. Then God was ready for His most wonderful creation.
What is God’s most wonderful creation? It is man!
Mankind is God’s most wonderful creation
Why is this true? It is true because man was created “in the image of God.” The Bible says:
“So God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27
God made the first man out of the dust of the ground. His name was Adam. God made a beautiful wife for Adam. Her name was Eve.
God planted a garden for Adam and Eve to live in. It was called “the Garden of Eden.” God commanded them not to eat of “the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.” God warned them that if they disobeyed Him, they would surely die.
The rebellion of man
One day Satan came into the garden in the form of a serpent. His purpose was to deceive Eve. Satan told Eve that she would not surely die if she ate the forbidden fruit. He told her that she and her husband would become “as gods” by eating this fruit.
He told them that they would have to leave the beautiful Garden of Eden.
Eve believed Satan’s lie. She took the forbidden fruit and ate it. Eve was deceived by Satan. Eve then offered the fruit to Adam.
Now Adam had to make a choice. Adam was not deceived by what Satan had told Eve. He knew what God had said. Nevertheless, Adam took the forbidden fruit and ate it. Adam and Eve had disobeyed God.
GENESIS 3: 9. And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where are you?
10. And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
11. And God said, Who told you that you were naked(without dress)? Did You eaten the fruit of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou should not eat?
12. And the man said, The woman whom You gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
13. And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou(you) hast(have) done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14. And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
GOD PROCLAIMS HERE ABOUT, THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST,
15.And I will put enmity
between you and the woman,
and between your offspring[a] and hers;
HE(JESUS) will crush[b] your head,
and you will strike his heel.”
Adam died spiritually after eating the fruit at once
When Adam sinned, he was cut off from the life of God
Adam’s disobedience affected the whole human family, and it affected you and me. It brought sin into the world. The Bible says:
“By one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin.”
Sin separates us from God. When Adam sinned, he was cut off from the life of God.
God had said,
“In the day that you eat the fruit, you shall surely die.” Genesis 2:17
Adam died spiritually that very day, and he began to die physically.
Adam produced a race of sinners
But God still loved Adam and Eve and, on that same day, He made a wonderful promise to them. He promised them that one day He would send a Savior(JESUS HIS OWN SON) into the world.
Genesis : 3: 21 says,”the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed Adam and to his wife. He’s the one who having more concerned about the humans.
And what is the penalty of sin? … Romans 6:23 …’For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.’
Man have to defeat the Satan, But Satan is more powerful than Man. So Father God Knows only his Son can crush the head of Satan.
The death of Jesus Christ completed the redemptive work. The Lamb of God has made His great sacrifice for the world.
The payment was paid in full. A few moments before His death Jesus declared,
“It is finished!”
The Son gave His report to the Father in a loud voice so all mankind could hear it.
You and I can never make satisfaction for our own sins, You cannot atone for your sins committed.
Only God can forgive sins. Only the death of the perfect Lamb of God can cover your trespasses against God. The satisfaction of Christ is the only satisfaction for sin. The perfect sacrifice of Christ is so perfect and final that it leaves no possible liability for any sin of the believer.
Jesus last words before his death in the cross, “It was finished”.
Without shedding of blood, there is no redemption for sin.
Jesus, Author of Salvation, shedding of His own blood in the cross for the redemption of all human sins
Without Jesus, there is no Salvation
Without Salvation, no entry pass to heaven.
Our atonement was completed in the moment of Christ’s death for our sins (2 Cor. 5:21).