A Preacher’s Misconception
Part 44

Topic: Living to please God-Good or Bad Sub-Topic: How does God view his creation [Humans]
Sub-Topic: How do God view his creation [Humans]

This week, we will be starting on a subtopic called “Good or Bad”. There is and has been a misunderstanding when it comes to making it into heaven under the disguise of being a good person. Tonight we will be answering the question, “How does God sees us when we are born”.

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, As it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our trespasses, As we forgive them that trespasses against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, The power, and the glory, for ever and ever, Amen.

Tonight we are going to start in the book of Genesis. In order to see the big picture then we have to start from the beginning by answering tonight’s question. Everyone has their own opinion of “Good” but let’s first start with how we are born. We all are born into sin since the beginning of when  Adam and Eve first sinned.

Genesis 3:3-4

But the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman.” “For God knows that when you eat from it, your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

In the beginning, of creation, “the first chapter of Genesis”, God created the heavens and the earth. After creation of every tree, land, and sea, God saw it and said everything was good.  Now, in chapter 2 God starts the creation of man but God said “It is not good for man to be alone, so he made Adam fall into a deep sleep which allowed God to take to the rib from man to create its helper called “Women”.  This is when Eve, the first women came into the world. At this point, mankind had a relationship with God. There were no walls between man and God. The only rule that God gave both Adam and Eve was to not eat an apple from the tree of knowledge because they would die.

In this verse, we see the start of the “Fall”. The fall is the beginning of the separation of man from God. The serpent, who was “Satan” tricked the woman into eating from the tree of knowledge. When God told Adam and Eve not to eat from the tree of knowledge because they would surely die is not of a natural death. This death was the separation from God. Before the fall God made it where there was no natural death but because they committed the crime, God said to Adam “In the sweat of thy face thou shall eat bread, till thou return unto the ground. For out of it wast thou was taken; for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” (Genesis 3:19) furthermore, women will suffer when having babies. Famine, disease, pestilence and every evil thing were not present at the time but it was not until “the fall” that sin came into the world.

As a result of “the fall”, a wall was formed between man and God. This wall that separates us from God is called sin. We all will experience death because of sin (Romans 6:23). You see, in the beginning, God created us to be sinless and as sinless beings, but because of the mistake of Adam and Eve, we became full of sin. From generation to generation, sin has been in our bloodlines. Again, this is why we have diseases and so on. Now, since we have this wall called “sin” and because we became full of sin, we are born sinners. God sees us as sinners when we are born. We can also stretch the cause of the separation of man from God as a result of Satan.

Satan was the culprit behind the fall of mankind. Who was Lucifer? Originally Satan was first called Lucifer. Lucifer was one of God’s angles and was a high ranking angel. He was the angel of music. Lucifer became Satan. When people say Lucifer was not a bad angel then they are correct but since Lucifer committed such a crime and became Satan then he is considered evil. This is why Christians do not like the name Lucifer. The purpose of Satan is to steal, kill and destroy.  Lucifer played a big part into mankind becoming the way it is today.

In the future, I will go into more on what music has to do with Lucifer. Next week, we will be going into different perspectives of good and evil. I hope I was able to make this clear enough to get tonight’s point across. There is so much that I would like to cover with this new sub-topic but God will need to help and guide me on this one because it’s a lot to get down and cover and on top of that how to put it all together. Thanks for reading and until next time be safe and be blessed, everyone.

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