God created man in the Garden of Eden. He created man upright (Ecc. 7:29), but he fell through the deception of Satan. Man was in the Garden enjoying God’s company. He was free to walk around, to enjoy the fruits of the Earth, and God had given him the task of taking care of the Garden.
God also gave him a command, “You can eat of all the trees, except of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”, because the day that you eat of it, you shall surely die”. (Gen. 2:17)
The man and his woman did not believe what God said to them. They rather heeded the voice of the serpent, who told them, “You shall not die, but you shall be like God”. That was enough to make them disobey God and go against His command. This was the fall of man.
This fall was not an accident; neither was it unplanned, nor an unexpected outcome. The whole thing was planned and purposed by God, before the creation of the world. God had in mind, from the very beginning, to have a people for himself. A people that would give Him the glory that He wanted and He deserve. A people that would have to be rescued and redeemed by the precious blood of Jesus Christ.
That’s the reason why sin entered the world. God desired a holy nation for himself, and mankind couldn’t know good if they didn’t know evil, too. We needed to know how exceedingly sinful is sin, that we can see the worth of Jesus Christ work. God did this, because He is God.
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