“37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.” – Romans 8:37
Let’s walk through this passage, verse by verse: Romans 8:22-39
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.
Under a curse
The earth is under the curse of God, still – starting from that moment when Adam and Eve disobeyed God. That is how much God hates sin. He created the first two humans in the most wonderful Garden of Eden. But, their heart rebelled. And they then incurred God’s wrath and condemnation.
God hates sin. He loathes sin. He cannot co-exist with sin. He will not put-up with it. He immediately cast Lucifer out of Heaven because of sin, and He immediately condemned man to eternal punishment when Adam and Eve disobeyed His command.
He created us to love Him, and He deeply loves His creation. But He absolutely loathes the sin. He loved mankind so much that He went out of His way to provide forgiveness of that sin and it’s punishment.
– Source: A God Damn
We see and experience the effects of The Fall. We live in a “Vortex of Good & Evil“. We are always in a state of dying.
– Source: Why all my pain and sorrow, my sickness and worries?
All our life we will feel the pains of this world. That is a reality. After all, we are still human. The difference is: we have hope in Christ.
For he gives his sunlight
to both the evil and the good,
and he sends rain
on the just and the unjust alike.
– Matthew 5:45 New Living Translation
This “curse” is called “The Fall of Man”. These pains, groans and suffering are not what God actually created us for. Of course He knew what would happen – that man would sin, and He would consequently dam the world. But, way before He implemented Creation – His plan was always to “redeem” us back to Himself, to bring us to His salvation, to give us His strength and encouragement in this life, to have “…a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession….”
23-25And not only that, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, the redemption of our body.24 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, through perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
“Waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons and daughters, the redemption of our body.”
Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 15 that we will be raised up from the dead just as Christ was raised from the dead. As we are raised up we will be given an “incorruptible” (everlasting) new body, like Christ’s resurrected body.
Christ was the first, and we are next (Acts 26:23; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23).
“The redemption of our body.”
He did not want AI robots. They are “a dime a dozen”. He wanted a priceless creation of His own. So He created us with a totally free will, a will to accept Him or reject Him.
We can accept or reject. That is a far cry from robotics. He could have easily created robotons that never malfunction, never “get it wrong”, never mess up, always faithful to His orders. But that is not what God wanted. He did not make us like that.