All of us are like sheep, We have wandered away from God. All of us have turned to our own way. Isaiah 53:6a
If Monday is Purple, then Tuesday must be dark. There is no other way to go about it. One cannot talk about Creation without the fall and the sin that came with it.
Most of us know the story of Genesis 3, but for those who do not here’s a brief overview. God has put a tree in the middle of the garden whose fruit, when eaten, give the power to know good from evil. The serpent tricks Eve, Adam’s wife, to eat of the fruit. She then gives some to Adam. They realize that they are naked and hide from God. When God asks about it, the first recorded game of “pass the buck” starts with Adam passing the blame to Eve who passes it to the serpent. All three suffer consequences for their actions with the ultimate consequence of being evicted from the garden.
Temptation gets us all into trouble. If it didn’t then Satan would be out of a job, and we would all still be in the garden. I saw a facebook quote today that stated roughly that we are all free to make our own choices, however we must pay the consequences of that choice.
With that in mind, each decision we make puts us either one step closer to heaven or one step closer to eternal separation from God in Hell.