If Adam had stopped Eve from exercising her free will, and disobeying God. If Eve had not listened to the devil in the form of a serpent. Somebody, somewhere, in the ages of time still would have sinned requiring a perfect sacrifice to reunite us with God. Jesus would still have found himself hanging on a cross.
Even if no one had disobeyed God, by the time I was born, I’m sure I would have been the one to mess things up. Like the apostle Paul once said, “… My own behaviour baffles me. For I find myself not doing what I really want to do but doing what I really loathe. Yet surely if I do things that I really don’t want to do, I am admitting that I really agree with the Law.
… I often find that I have the will to do good, but not the power. That is, I don’t accomplish the good I set out to do, and the evil I don’t really want to do I find I am always doing. Yet if I do things that I don’t really want to do then it is not, I repeat, “I” who do them, but the sin which has made its home within me.” Romans 7:15-20 J.B. Phillips New Testament
Even if I was the only sinner on earth, God still would have sent his son, Jesus to die for me. That’s how much he loves me, and ya know what? He loves you that much too. 2 Peter 3:9 (NET) because he does not wish for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
You know the bottom line is this: God simply wants us to choose to be in a loving relationship with him. I do my best, for that’s my heart’s desire as well.
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