Imagine this: You yourself are observing God from a special vantage point, seeing things onfold – back in the day….
The God of All There Is, on His throne, governing all that exists, all of which He Himself created, has just created the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve. Your ancestors. And they have just defied Him. They have done the only thing they were told NOT to do.
Adam and Eve had all the earth to themselves. All the Garden of Eden was theirs to do with as they pleased – with only one exception. They could do whatever, except one thing: They were not to eat of the fruit of the tree of life. Only one thing was verboten.
And they chose to disobey God in this one thing.
Now flash ahead to today. Imagine this: You, me, all of us, have been created by Creator God. God has given us life, here on earth, and He asks only one thing of us: we are to acknowledge our sinfulness, ask Him for forgiveness – and follow Jesus.
If we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then, just as the thief on the cross heard, we will be with Him in paradise, forever.
43 And He said to him,
“Truly I say to you,
you shall be
If we reject Jesus – we defy Him. Then, we will live in rejection of Him forever. Imagine that.