The Perfect in the Garden of Eden by Pastor Ed Young
Take your Bibles and turn to the book of Romans, if you would. Romans chapter 5 and we’re going to be in this chapter the entire session this morning. Why is there suffering in the world? I hear that question often. People say, “Ed, if you can answer man, I’ll become a Christian”. How about the little babies over in Zimbabwe or this person having cancer or the car wreck or the murder or the building being burned with hundreds of people…why? Why is there suffering in the world? I think to answer this question, we have to look at the source of suffering. What’s the source of suffering? Romans chapter 5 verse 12 gives us the source. Romans 5:12 says, “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man and death through sin and in this way death came to all men because all sinned”. Why is there suffering in the world? The Bible says because of the Fall of Man. And I’m not talking about man just tripped up. God created man with the freedom of choice. He created Adam and Eve. Everything was perfect in the Garden of Eden. God says, “I have a perfect will for your life”. Everything was honkey dory but God gave us a freedom of choice. He didn’t make us like robots. You remember the Jackson 5 with Michael Jackson, the dance he used to do, the Robot? I used to love that dance. I think people, “God, I wish you could make me into a robot”. “It’s time to pray now, Ed.
Fellowship Church Grapevine – It’s time to share Jesus, Ed”. Now, we can live a perfect life and if God made us like robots, we wouldn’t be human beings. So, Adam and Eve had that choice and they fumbled the ball. They rebelled.© Copyright 2012 admin, All rights Reserved. Written For: Fellowship Church Grapevine