Isa 59:2 But
your iniquities have separated between you and your God,
and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will
Gen 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that
thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Eph 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in
trespasses and sins;
Furthermore, Adam’s disobedience not only affected his
relationship with God, but that of the entire human race
as well. Because of Adam’s sin, who is the
representative head of all of mankind, we all begin our
lives as spiritually dead—having inherited the fallen
nature of our first father. None of us have ever
experienced life as it was meant to be; but we are born
sinners—creatures who sin because it has become our
nature to sin. Therefore, because we are sinners, we
live under the cloud of death.
Rom 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into
the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon
all men, for that all have sinned:
13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin
is not imputed when there is no law.
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even
over them that had not sinned after the similitude of
Adam's transgression, who is the figure of him that was
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift.
For if through the offence of one many be dead, much
more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is
by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.
16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift:
for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the
free gift is of many offences unto justification.
17 For if by one man's offence death reigned by one;
much more they which receive abundance of grace and of
the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one,
18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came
upon all men to condemnation; even so by the
righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men
unto justification of life.
19 For as by one man's disobedience many were made
sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be
Cor 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in
Christ shall all be made alive.
Psa 58:3 The
wicked are estranged from the womb: they go astray as
soon as they be born, speaking lies.
Psa 51:5 Behold,
I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother
mankind, God would become more and more distant as sin
soon came to dominate his life. God began to lose all
relevance to man; and to many God now seems dead or
nonexistent; but in reality, we were the ones who had
died. Without any genuine communion with God, the
Creator has lost all true meaning in man’s life. There
are many people who do not even give God the glory for
His Creation, but assign it to natural or evolutionary
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the
uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened
together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Rom1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven
against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who
hold the truth in unrighteousness;
19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in
them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of
the world are clearly seen, being understood by the
things that are made, even his eternal power and
Godhead; so that they are without excuse:
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified
him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain
in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into
an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and
fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness
through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour
their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and
worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator,
who is blessed for ever. Amen.
souls, having no spiritual input to refresh them or
restore them, begin the slow descent into the darkness
of life without God. Although the natural life of our
bodily existence goes on until physical death, we are
empty inside; and a spiritual void has replaced any of
the real joy of having fellowship with God. Soon, the
forces of corruption, brought about by sin, overcome our
natural resistance to death and the struggle that we put
forth against it. It is then that our bodies die and
begin their return to the dust. Our soul and spirit,
which have departed the body, go to their new home,
which is hell for the unsaved, where they will continue
to die, eternally separated from God.
Psa 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell,
and all the nations that forget God.
Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died,
and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom:
the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,
and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
are some who try to separate the causes of man’s ills
into different categories. Many tend to believe that
man’s problems are either, physical, psychological,
sociological, spiritual, or even a combination. We have
physicians for the body, psychologists and psychiatrists
for the soul, social workers for our societal problems,
and priests and preachers for the spiritual. While all
of these professions may have some short term benefits
for us, if we do not recognize that all of our problems
have sin as the root cause, none of our ills can be
dealt with effectively. Man’s fall not only separated
him from God spiritually, but was the cause of all of
his evils: to the soul—depressions, anxieties, fears,
and psychopathic problems; and to the body—diseases,
genetic mutations, disorders, pain, addictions, old age
and death; also to man’s social relationships—divorce,
murder, cheating, stealing, hating, and other sins
against society. It is only when we see the big picture
that a proper strategy against all of these ills can be
formulated— and indeed, God has provided one.
Isa 59:2 But your iniquities have separated between
you and your God, and your sins have hid his face
from you, that he will not hear.
Psa 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why
art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for
I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my
countenance, and my God.
Psa 25:17 The troubles of my heart are enlarged: O
bring thou me out of my distresses.
18 Look upon
mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins
Rom 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness,
fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness;
full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity;
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud,
boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to
31 Without understanding,
natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
Psa 38:3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of
thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones
because of my sin.
4 For mine iniquities are gone over mine head: as an
heavy burden they are too heavy for me.
5 My wounds stink and are corrupt because of my
6 I am troubled; I am bowed down greatly; I go
mourning all the day long.
7 For my loins are filled with a loathsome disease: and
there is no soundness in my flesh.
8 I am feeble and sore broken: I have roared by
reason of the disquietness of my heart.
Rom 6:23 For the
wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal
life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
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would be helpful here to examine God’s warning to Adam
when he was first brought into the Garden of Eden—“for
in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely
die.” Because some have assigned to the meaning of
day a longer period than what we commonly think
of it, there have been many distorted views about the
account in Genesis. We know that Adam continued to live
and bear children even after he disobeyed God’s command.
Not knowing exactly how old he was when he fell, we do
know that he bore his first child, Cain, and after him
Able, sometime after the fall; and that another son,
Seth, was born when he was one-hundred and thirty years
old. Furthermore, Adam lived after Seth was born another
eight-hundred years before his physical body eventually
died. So how then do we interpret God’s seemingly direct
statement? First we may ask—‘Did God intervene
on Adam’s behalf to prevent him from dying?’ We can
only say to this question—that we could never trust God
or the Bible if He was always circumventing His Word,
even if it meant the death of His highest creation. He
also would not be the One who is “just and right”
if He excused sin and thwarted judgment. Secondly, we
may ask—‘What then did God mean when He said “in
the day”?’ Could God have been using the term to
signify a longer period of time than just a day as we
know it? We must assume, (although there are other
meanings and time periods in other Scriptures associated
with the word day) that Adam’s death happened
instantaneously, “in the day”—in the twenty-four
hour period of time known as “evening and morning.”
His death happened immediately, “in the day,”
because his disobedience brought an immediate separation
from God. This also is verified by how we see Adam was
affected just after he became a sinner.
Gen 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of
every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil,
thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Gen 5:1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In
the day that God created man, in the likeness of God
made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and
called their name Adam, in the day when they were
3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and
begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and
called his name Seth:
4 And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were
eight hundred years: and he begat sons and
5 And all the days that Adam lived were nine hundred
and thirty years: and he died.
Deut 32:4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all
his ways are judgment:
a God of truth and without
iniquity, just and right is he.
Gen 1:5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness
he called Night.
And the evening and the
morning were the first day.
Tim 3:1 This know also, that in the last days
perilous times shall come.
Pet 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing,
that one day is
with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years
as one day.
Cor 6:2 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time
accepted, and in the day of salvation have I
succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time;
behold, now is the day of salvation.)
John 11:9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours
in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth
not, because he seeth the light of this world.
(Twelve hours in the
“morning” in which we have daylight and
twelve hours in the “evening.”)
Gen 3: 7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they
knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves
together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in
the garden in the cool of the day: and
Adam and his wife hid
themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the
trees of the garden.