07. Victims of Adam and his generations.

The negative transformation that changed Man into Human affected his genetic makeup far beyond the physical realm. It reached the very core of his existence:

“Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned” (Romans 5:12)

The world, is the internal and external environment that controls human existence. (Remember that we are reserving the term life for the state of existence in which a person is connected to the Creator and all that he provides) The text of Romans 5:12 reveals the devastating consequences of the worst decision ever made: “Sin entered the world through one man, and death entered through sin (death is the state of existence void of God and all that he provides), and so death spread to all men, because all sinned.” Adam and Eve damned themselves and all their descendants. They left a genetic legacy of death because they passed on a nature of emptiness and sin which is produced by the evil they chose to know. We have seen the devastating consequences of their decision in our brief tour of their history; Cain kills his brother Abel; that is how humanity started to reproduce!

The genetic makeup of these beings is ruled by evil, while their original design was built to develop the very likeness of God. What a miserable existence for the creature that is now imprisoned within this new world they decided to shape by choosing to know evil. It is a corrupted nature because it was not designed to be what it has become; it’s current existence is a decomposed state from its origin; Just like food corrupts or a corpse rots, so it has happened to the human.

It is so important we learn this universal principle: Knowing is not a concept but experience. It is not having information regarding something, but experiencing it. This is clearly illustrated by the Genesis account: Adam and Eve were informed of the existence and option of Evil, but they did not know evil. The only way they could know it was by experiencing it, and that is what they chose and received.

So from that day on, parents pass on to their children the nature they received from their parents and so on, one generation to the next. Human history is full of evidence of this truth from then until today.

Human research of genetics has been focused on the physical aspect of our existence, and it is real; But just as real are the genetics of our soul and of our spirit. Because we ignore so much about these parts of our being, we call them traits and personality, etc. We must explain things to ourselves in some way of fashion. And as we think within our hearts, so we are.

But there is one who fully knows and understands every detail of our design and of the transformation that took place in Man: God. The Bible contains the writings of his communication to the human race; it records history from his perspective and conveys his thoughts and his will for mankind along with his promises or commitments to them. In the Bible, God explains how the human descendants of Adam and Eve continued to exercise their power to choose by using it to select an ever deeper journey into the knowledge of Evil:

” Because knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful. But they became vain in their reasonings, and their undiscerning heart was darkened.

“Professing to be wise, they became foolish, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into a likeness of an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things.”

“Because of this, God gave them up to impurity in the lusts of their hearts, their bodies to be dishonored among themselves, who changed the truth of God into the lie, and worshiped and served the created thing more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”

“Because of this, God gave them up to dishonorable passions, for even their females changed the natural use to that contrary to nature. And likewise, the males also forsaking the natural use of the female burned in their lust toward one another, males with males working out shamefulness, and receiving back within themselves the reward which was fitting for their error.”

“And even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them up to a reprobate mind, to do the things not right, having been filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, iniquity, covetousness, malice, being full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, evil habits, becoming whisperers, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, proud, braggarts, devisers of evil things, disobedient to parents, without discernment, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful, who knowing the righteous order of God, that those practicing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve those practicing them.” (Romans 1:21-32 litv)

This is a gruesome but accurate description of why humanity is what it is. A race full of good aspirations bound to evil desires. Why are we bound to these evil desires? Because at every point of choice humans chose to disregard the knowledge of God – which is equal to the knowledge of Good – and chose to continue the journey into the knowledge of Evil; so God gave them over to it. Time and again, humans are confronted with this choice and time and again they have chosen to reject the opportunity to know their Creator, persisting in the quest to know more of Evil.

The record in Romans discloses three crucial events in the decadent path of the human race that took place after the initial choice made by Adam and Eve. At each of these intersections the Creator approached humans to bring them to a point of choice; the choice would always be the same, choose life or death (their existence in either).

The first one was through the extension of Mercy. The Creator used everything in his creation, Earth, to witness to the humans his nature and love for them. Humans responded by creating religions. They took creatures and made them gods. They developed all sorts of beliefs that would exclude the Creator and practiced the worship of whatever and whomever they chose to be their gods, all the way into the worship of the fallen cherub, Satan (what for millennia has been called the occult.)

So they were given over by the Creator to their choice, and went ever deeper into the knowledge of Evil becoming so deceived that they also created their own empiric wisdom: “They became vain in their reasonings, and their undiscerning heart was darkened. Professing to be wise they became foolish, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into the likeness of man, and of birds, and of four footed animals and of creeping things” The Creator responded by “giving them up to impurity in their lust of their hearts, their bodies to be dishonored amongst themselves”

What followed? Humans chose to continue the journey into evil again! and God gave them over to dishonorable passions, so that humans would now violate their body’s design and corrupt further into unnatural practices within themselves and with other creatures.

Then comes another point of decision and humans decide wrong again: “And even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do things that are not right, having been filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, iniquity, covetousness, malice, full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, evil habits, whisperers, slanderers, God haters, insolent, proud, braggarts, devisers of evil things, disobedient to parents, without discernment, covenant breakers, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful, who knowing the righteous order of God, that those practicing these things are worthy of death, not only do them, but also approve of those practicing them.”

Sound familiar? Look around you, look at yourself. It is reality for all human creatures.

So there we have it. A full disclosure of why there is Evil in our existence, why bad things happen to all, why it is easier to do wrong that right. Evil runs within the human nature because of the choices made by our ancestors. However, the consequences of these choices can not be undone by humans. We’ve become entrapped and are dominated by evil. Good liberates – Evil enslaves.

You and I could say, but I didn’t make those choices. How is it fair that I inherited this legacy from the stupidity of people I had nothing to do with? Where is the justice in that? Let’s listen to the Creator answer that very question:

“For in the gospel, the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; it (the gospel) is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believes him”

(Romans 1:17-16 litv)

What does this mean and how does it answer the question about my situation today?

It means God is fully aware that he is responsible to provide an answer to the victims of Adam’s decision; We, his descendants. That is where it all started; but who is responsible for allowing the human race to continue and multiply? Who had it in his power to put an end to man but chose to preserve him? And closer to home yet, who is directly responsible for the birth of each person on earth? There is only one: God IS RESPONSIBLE. It was his decision for all and for each. So how does he answer the question then, regarding the injustice that we have been born into? We didn’t choose to know evil, we inherited it! Of course, each of us make our very personal decisions as to how far we delve into the practice of evil; but the drive and the nature that is compatible with it is in each of us from birth. What then is his answer?

His answer is ADOPTION! YES! AS ILLOGICAL AS IT MAY SOUND, HIS SOLUTION IS TO DO YOU JUSTICE BY ADOPTING YOU AS HIS VERY OWN CHILD THROUGH RE-BIRTH AND TRANSFORMATION! And to this end he has given everything he is and has. He has given his own life to make it possible that you and I, and every human that ever was, is and will be can have their day in court and have justice done unto each forever. That is what the true Gospel is. It is A GOOD MESSAGE AND A MESSAGE OF GOOD! As we have seen on our first episodes, the message of adoption was delivered in person by the Creator himself and it is: A PERSONAL AND INDIVIDUAL INVITATION FOR ADOPTION. YOUR ADOPTION INTO THE FAMILY OF THE CREATOR.

Please continue to the next episode to learn how all it all ties together…

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