Goshen News, Goshen, IN

October 5, 2012

God created a perfect world

— The Bible says that in the beginning God created a perfect environment. There was no sin and therefore no suffering, no violence and no death. The original creation was a beautiful place, full of joy. God created Adam and Eve in a perfect paradise. It’s obvious that things are not like that any more. Each of us will go through pain, suffering, tragedy and death. So what happened to change God’s perfect creation?

While Adam and Eve were in the Garden of Eden, they fell to the seductive lies of Satan, who appeared as a serpent. “Ye shall be as gods was Satan’s promise. Adam, in loyalty to Eve, joined in her disobedience and ate of the forbidden fruit. This is where sin had its awful beginning.

With the rebellious actions of one man, sin entered God’s creation. The world was no longer perfect but a sin-cursed world. Every human is a descendant of Adam and Eve, born with the same problem: a sinful nature. But through God’s love, He became a man through Jesus Christ, died on the cross for mankind’s sin, which is death and separation from God. He rose from the dead, conquering death, so that all who truly believe and trust in Him will live for eternity with their Creator.

God will one day end the death and suffering. The Bible says that God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain. Those who have received salvation look forward to the time when the Lord will revoke the curse and restore the universe to a perfect state like the one it had before man sinned. God also promises to fix the ruined world by creating a new heaven and new earth.

— Ken Blinco