The Fall and Restoration of Man

In the beginning, God created a perfect earthly environment. All the necessary elements were provided to sustain life indefinitely. He then created man and woman to live in perfect harmony with their environment. God established a perfect government and put Adam in charge of earthly affairs. Adam's relationship with God was founded on trust; his only responsibility was to keep the harmony God had already established. The first man and woman were created with a free moral conscience, the right to decide for themselves. It was God's way of ensuring that He could not be accused of forming an oppressive dictatorial government. The responsibility to make the right choice fell squarely on the shoulders of the man and woman. They could choose to obey or disobey the doctrines of perfection. To disobey the absolute truth would breach the trust between God and man. Adam and Eve chose to exercise their freedom of choice and go their own way, separating themselves from their creator forming an imperfect dilemma. The perfect creation was now flawed with imperfection, with no way back. The fall of man was completed!  “Choose for yourselves this day whom ye will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15).

For every law of absolute truth, there is a mutual law of justice plainly recorded. The law of God is another expression for the Word of God. (Perfection) Remember what He speaks is established. In the court of perfect law and justice, God had no other choice but to find Adam guilty of betrayal. The sentence for Adam's crime was banishment from the presence of God, which resulted in a state of spiritual separation and physical death. Adam represented the entire human race. His rebellion cost you and me eternal bliss in the company of God. It is important to keep in mind that a universe without law and order is a universe out of control. Adam's disregard of the law is why the Earth is full of corruption. We have failed to follow the perfect law of God, and as a result, we have reaped the penalty of perfect justice. In a world governed by perfect law and justice, the iniquity of Adam flawed the perfection. Once perfection has been blemished; it remains imperfect. The earth and its inhabitants remain locked into an imperfect state until God recreates a new and perfect Earth once again.  Don't confuse the Law of God with civil law; they are not the same. Civil law is man inspired while the law of God is absolute truth. Therefore, denying the truth is a sin.  “Whosoever commits sin also transgresses the law, for sin is the transgression of the law.” (1John 3:4) Since perfection and imperfection are incompatible and since all men have sinned there exists a separation between God and man that cannot be traversed. “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”(Romans 3:23)

Men are helpless within themselves to reverse this deadly condition. Only God can bridge the gap, but He must do it without breaking His own perfect law or He too would be subject to the same justice and the penalty of death. Because Adam was the first man to break the perfect law of God the sin nature is passed down through his seed (not genes). The seed is received by the women but cannot be passed on by the women. Therefore, sin is received by both male and female but passed only by the male. The penalty of death was charged to all of mankind without the chance for acquittal. The penalty had to be served if God was to remain true to His Word. The only answer was to find a man free of Adam's sin willing to give his life to satisfy the law and liberate Adam's fallen race from the law of sin and death. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.” (Romans 8:2) The only way to accomplish this was to bypass the seed of Adam and halt the strain of sin. (Imperfection) The new man had to be part of Adam's race in order to qualify. He must be willing to give up his life even though he was not guilty of the charge. Above all, he had to have the power to take back his life after death. Jesus had to be all God and all man. “Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: When His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.” (Matthew 1:18)  Jesus was born the son of God, and Mary his mother represented Adam's race. Jesus was born all God and all man and became the perfect candidate to pay the debt for all of mankind. He sacrificed his sinless life so that sinful man could be acquitted. God's perfect love for humanity demanded reconciliation of Adam's race. Even though He was sinless, He took it upon Himself to satisfy the law of sin and death once and for all. Because He was sinless, death could not legally hold Him, and He left hell after three days, alive and well. God Himself paid the debt and broke the bondage of His own perfect law. “For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead for as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” (1Co.15:21, 22) Restoration completed!

All men have been set free from the law of sin and death through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. The only responsibility we have in the restoration process is to acknowledge and receive the acquittal. Thank you, Lord, I will accept this pardon and acknowledge that without Jesus Christ I would be lost and separated from God for eternity. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) For more about your place in the Kingdom of God read “Beam me up Commander” its free!