CHUCK WAGGIN (sung)
Who do you trust? Who do you listen to? How are you gonna live your life? This is the choice We’ve gotta wrestle through Every girl and boy and man and wife!
(spoken) God gave Adam and Eve a choice: Trust him, or trust the voices they heard around them.
(pause) They chose poorly. By turning away from God, they said they didn’t believe him. They were going to go their own way. And “sin” entered the world.
Two little “sins” drop into the scene and jump around mischievously.
“Sin” is when we ignore God. When we go our own way. When we put ourselves first – in front of our friends and neighbors, and in front of God. When we say to God “I don’t care what you say – I’m gonna do it my way!!”
“Sin” entering the world changed everything.
Because of who God is. God is so pure, sin cannot be near him. Now, that serpent knew that. He was trying to hurt God, and he knew if he could get Adam and Eve to sin, then THEY couldn’t be close to God! God’s most beloved creatures would have to live their lives apart from him!
Couldn’t God just change the rules so they could be with him again? He can do anything, right?
Yes, God can do anything. Anything except change his own nature. He can’t change who he is. If God changed who he was, he wouldn’t be God anymore. So even though it made God very, very sad, Adam and Eve had to leave the garden and live new lives in a wild, mean world.