Adam and Eve Turned Away from God (continued)
Did you hear the news today? Perhaps the news told about fighting. Maybe you heard about hunger or floods or accidents. Perhaps you heard about trouble in Paris, Dakar, Bamako or New York. Was most of the news good news, or news about trouble? Probably most of the news was about trouble.
When God made the world, he said that it was very good. But now much that we hear and see in the world is not good. What has gone wrong? Why is there trouble in the world? Why is there hunger? What is the cause of all this trouble?
The prophets have written that trouble comes when people turn away from God. Sin is turning away from God.
The Taurat shows that sin began when Adam and Eve refused to obey God. They said “no” to God. Trouble began with the sin of Adam and Eve.