The Garden of Eden made Holy and perfect by God was spoiled by the disobedience of Adam. The creature was not willing to submit his will to the will of God his Creator.
So began the Fall of Mankind and Original Sin. Mankind, intended to display grace, mercy and love, would now love himself first. He would have…
A need to satisfy fleshly desires (lust)
A natural resourcefulness (self-sufficiency)
A careless embracing of worldly wisdom (capitulation)
A fear of failure or rejection (inferiority)
A bent toward self-preservation (fear)
A stubborn insistence for control and recognition (pride)
A refusal to separate from family or friends (dependency)
A bottomless appetite for comfort and ease (materialism)
This is only the beginning of a long list. The point is, that left to ourselves; we always rationalize reasons to please ourselves rather than God.
God would now relentlessly remind Man throughout time that his actions always bring consequences. That physical life is but a vapor. That God holds eternity in His hands. That this life is not about us…but about HIM!
In GOD Alone reside Love, Mercy and Grace…and True Pity and Compassion for us because HE knows we are but dust.
Later in time, in another garden called Gethsemane; Gods pity and compassion for us was embodied in HIS SON. In Eden, Adam lived for himself and then lost Eternal Life with GOD for all of his descendants. From that day forward the sins of mankind would begin filling a cup. A cup that the second Adam, JESUS, would drink in full, taking the worlds sins upon HIMSELF on HIS CROSS satisfying the wrath of HIS FATHER towards us; opening by FAITH a way for us to regain paradise lost and have ETERNAL LIFE WITH GOD IN HEAVEN.