How to Know the Creator

The Perfect World

God created the world perfect and without evil.  All creatures lived in harmony and there was no pain or anxiety.  In this world God planted a garden which he called Eden.  Into this garden he placed the first man and woman, Adam and Eve.  They lived in harmony with the animals and God gave them plants to eat.  Adam and Eve had perfect fellowship with God and communed with Him and He with them.

Within the garden of Eden God placed 2 special trees.  The first was the tree of life.  This tree gave continuous life to all who ate its fruit.  The second tree was the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  This tree was especially beautiful and pleasing to the eye. The Garden of Eden was about life and living without pain and suffering.

The Fall of the Perfect World

God told Adam that he could eat and find food in every tree of the Garden.  However, He told Adam the only exception was he could not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  God said that if Adam ate from that tree he would surely die.  Adam communicated this to Eve. 

However, one day a new entity entered this perfect world.  Satan disguised himself as a serpent.  When Adam was not around the serpent (Satan) spoke to Eve and asked her “Did God say that you were not to eat from any tree of the garden.”  Eve replied, “We can eat tree of the garden but from the tree in the middle of the garden we are not to eat from it nor should we touch it or we will surely die.”  Satan said “You will not surely die.  For God knows that when you eat from it you will be like God knowing good and evil.”  

When Eve saw that the tree was beautiful and good for food and desirous for making one wise, she took some fruit and ate from it.   When her husband arrived, she gave him some and he ate.   Then immediately their eyes were opened, and they knew they were naked. 

Adam and Eve heard God in the garden as many times before.  But this time they were afraid, so they hid themselves in the trees of the garden.  God called to them and said, “Where are you?" Adam said “we were afraid because we are naked.“  God replied “How do you know you are naked. Have you eaten from the tree which I commanded you not to.”   Adam blamed Eve and Eve blamed the serpent. 

The Promise of a Savior

Because of Adam’s sin of eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil God cursed the ground and this curse fell upon everything in the world.  And resulted in the curse of death upon Adam and Eve and their perfect world fell.  Now they did not die an immediate physical death, but they died a spiritual death.  The perfect fellowship with God was broken, and sin became a barrier between God and mankind.  When the followship was broken God promised a way to restore that fellowship through a descendant of Eve.

The Fulfilment of the Promise

Adam and Eve’s descendants can be tracked from the Biblical record.   Through Noah, Abraham, and King David for about 4000 years.  At a given point in that linage there was a girl born whose name was Mary.  Mary was engaged to a man named Joseph and before they were married, she became pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. 

Even though Mary was a virgin a son was born to her who she named Jesus.  Jesus lived a life without sin.  He preached the coming kingdom of God, and that righteousness does not come from following the Jewish law on the outside but living God’s truth from the inside.  The religious leaders hated Jesus and wanted to kill him. 

Through betrayal of one of his own disciples Jesus was arrested, put on trial and sentenced to death by the Roman Governor Pilate.  Using the one of the most painful forms of punishment Jesus was flogged and crucified by being nailed to a cross.  Jesus died in a few hours and was placed into a tomb with the massive stone rolled in front of the entrance.  His body laid in the grave for 3 days and nights however on Sunday there was an earthquake and the stone rolled away from the grave to reveal an empty tomb for Jesus had risen from the grave and was alive.

The Result of the Fulfilled Promise

The above rendering is based on the historical scripture account laid out through the Bible.  Adam’s disobedience in the garden of Eden by eating from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil brought sin into God’s perfect creation.  As a result, God cursed Adam and this curse carried to all his descendants so that every person on earth is under the condemnation of God.  Romans 3:23 says “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”.  Due to our inherited sin nature, we owe a debt to God that we cannot pay, and we are under the penalty of death. Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death”. That death is eternal punishment in the fires of hell.  Therefore, that is the reason a savior was promised.  1 Timothy 1:15 says “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.”

The savior needed to be sinless and the only sinless one is God.  Therefore, when Jesus was born of a virgin, He was both fully God and fully man.  Jesus’ sacrificial death on the cross paid the debt mankind had before God due to our sin.  Jesus’ resurrection exhibited His victory over death.

Because of God’s great love He offers this sacrifice by Jesus to us as a free gift to pay for our sins.  John 3:16 says “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  If we humble ourselves and confess our sins and accept the gift, we will have eternal life and live with Him in heaven.  1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”  Then in Romans 10:13 it states, “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

While this is a free gift Jesus does not force himself on anyone.  Jesus says in Revelation 3:20 “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

Come to Jesus today. Confess to God that you are a sinner and humbly ask God to forgive you and He will give you eternal life.  Do not wait, you do not know if you have tomorrow.  Life is short and death is sure.  The only option you have to escape the eternal punishment in hell is to except God’s gift.  

If you have accepted Jesus as your savior or have further questions on salvation, please send me an email through the contact page of this website and I will be glad to provide you what help you need.