Denny answers:Sin began on earth when Adam and Eve disobeyed God.
God created the world perfect, without any evil or sin. But one of God's angels rebelled against God and became Satan. Satan disguised himself as a serpent and tempted Adam and Eve to eat the fruit God had told them not to eat. He told them they would be wise like God if they ate it.
When Adam and Eve ate the fruit, they sinned against God. Their disobedience brought death into the world, because death is the punishment for sin. The rest of the world became full of death and sin, too. So now, sinning comes naturally to us. But God made one way for us to be saved from sin and eternal death in hell. Find out how Jesus can save you from sin - click here
Go back to:
- God told Adam and Eve, "But you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die" (Genesis 2:17).
- "So as one sin of Adam brought the punishment of death to all people, one good act that Christ did makes all people right with God. And that brings true life for all" (Romans 5:18, NCV).
- "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 6:23).