God’s Story Part II: FALL
“…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…” (Romans 3:23)
People messed up all this perfection by turning their backs on God and letting go of his caring hand. They broke their perfect relationship with a perfect God. Thus, sin entered the world, along with injustice, pain, suffering, and ultimately death. Sin and death now characterized all people and separated them from God. This is still the current state of our world.
There was no way for people to get back to God by themselves, because the distance was far too great. The distance between God and people is so great, that it’s like the distance between the moon and the earth. Even though some of us may be able to jump higher than others, it makes no difference, from the perspective of the moon. Nevertheless, many people try in vain to bridge the gap by doing good things or living a certain way.
However, God was not happy with this situation. Because people were completely unable to do anything about it, God did something…
KEY POINT #2:
These days, sin separates people from God.