Friday, March 13, 2009

Jail or the Green Mile?

If you read my last post carefully, you would've seen reading the referenced verses and everything, that the sin that we committed was against God while we were in heaven. That sin was that we wanted to be like God. So, we actually followed satan, (Gen. 2:16-17, 3:1-5; Rev. 12:7-9). God said don't eat from the tree, satan said TO eat from the tree. Who did we follow?
It was when satan (the serpent) said that we can be like God that we thought the tree was good. So in our heart and mind we wanted to be like God.
I know, you're wondering why am I putting this in a plural possessive sense, as if it were not only Adam and Eve's sin. Well, it isn't.

Rom. 5:12 "Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned—"

EVERYBODY on this earth sinned in the same way as Adam and Eve! Their story was just an example for us. Can you imagine if God were to explain the story of every single person? The Bible would be never ending!

Rom. 5:13 "...for before the law was given, sin was in the world. But sin is not taken into account when there is no law."

Even before the law was first given (Do not eat...) sin was already existing. Where, then? The sin was not visible to eachother. It was in a place that only God can see.

Eze. 28:2 "Son of man, say to the ruler of Tyre, 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: "In the pride of your heart you say, "I am a god; I sit on the throne of a god in the heart of the seas." But you are a man and not a god, though you think you are as wise as a god."

This is written for all of us. That's why we all face the same sentence: death.

We cannot be like God, although we wanted to when we were up there. But satan turned our desire into violent action when we followed him. Check out Isa. 14 and Rev. 12 again. What if someone attacked the King of England? Could such a person be jailed? We committed treason and went against the Most High God. Such a sin is truly deserving of death, not jail...