How can this be wrong when in fact it feels so right?
by Peter Falconer
During your life you may have already asked yourself this question on many occasions. It’s a question that has been with us since Eve, the Mother of Humanity, was troubled by these same doubts.
According to the book of Genesis, in the time of creation, God placed Adam and Eve in a beautiful paradise which had everything they would ever need. He left them with but simple command, not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
But Eve, with just a little nudge from the sly serpent, succumbed to the temptation of self-gratification and chose to do what felt good. In the process she then shared the forbidden fruit with her husband Adam. This disregard for the Lords word resulted in the severe punishment of being thrown out from the garden of Eden and being cursed.
In fact we are still dealing with the consequences of their sin today. According to Romans 5:12, ‘Sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men”, from the transgression of Eve against God’s words.
Sin is designed to be seductive in many ways. First, we begin to question God’s word, usually during troubled times. As this process continues we begin to doubt if God is really a good and loving god. Finally, as this appeal to our senses grows ever more seductive, sin succeeds and overcomes us.
The account of Eve being seduced in the Garden of Eden by the serpent is still continuing today. The only difference is that the main character is no longer Eve but by you and me, the brothers and sisters of man. We are perpetually exposed to the process of seduction which leads to the committing of sin. The choice will always be in our hands. It is up to us to listen to the word of God and avoid doing what feels right and what feels good to the detriment of our Lords message.
Peter Falconer – About The Author
Peter is a well published sports writer who combines his love of travel to see all the corners of Gods wonderful Earth. He goes everywhere in his worn animal flip flops
on a mission to spread love and understanding with all he meets.