June 13, 2021
Does All Mean All - Romans
The first human beings, Adam and Eve, were born into privilege. They enjoyed all of the wonders of being people created in the image of God. They walked with God in His garden. They enjoyed the ample provision of God’s good creation. They had need of nothing.
But, their decision to separate themselves from God and go their own way led to the human depravity described in Romans 1:18-3:20. Overnight, they went from surveying the garden with their heavenly Father to being banished from the garden forever, toiling to survive.
Would we humans, their descendants, remain forever helpless captives of sin, unable to do anything to escape our enslavement to sin? How would we ever return to right standing with God? How could we ever return to the presence of God?