It is not now what it once was. For there was a time when there was no sin in the world and with no sin so also no death. There was a time when humanity was free from sorrow and full of joy, when man could walk with God in the cool of the garden and draw near to Him without fear of judgment, without fear of rejection. Yes beloved, there was a time, a long time ago, when God and man were by nature friends. But that time is no more. Sin has entered the world. Death has spread to all men, women, and children. Paradise is lost.