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.
Humanity has a sin problem. Sin doesn’t get us to God. Sin separates us from God. In the garden Adam ate the fruit, sin entered the world, and death spread to all men, women and children. While humanity tends to think the only problem is a death problem, the reality is that we have a death problem because we have a sin problem. Humanity has a sin problem and having such a problem has led us to believe that we have to fix our sin problem to alleviate our death problem. Fixing our sin problem we can get back to God. If sin separates us from God and leads to death and then surely fixing our sin problem gets us back to God and leads to life. That’s what makes sense. That’s we humanity thinks. That’s what our fallen nature believes.