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A citizen for instance has freedom of movement. But this does not mean that he should drive his car right into President’s bedroom. That is a ride to prison.
So you can see that there are limits to human freedom -- those rights have to operate within confines of rule of law.
A man who disobeys laws of State is in effect challenging authority of that State -- sovereignty, which means right to rule. Now, when Adam and Eve decided to eat forbidden fruit in exercise of their free will after being deceived to do so by Satan, they were in effect challenging God’s legal right to rule. They were effectively saying to God: “We can tell good from bad. It is better for us to be independent of you. We can rule ourselves without you.”
That was an affront -- a rebellion against their Creator. So God has allowed man past 6,000 years to see if he can do without his creator. In those years, man has tried every political and economic system. And result?
Helmut Schmidt, former German Chancellor tells us: “We humans . . . have always only partially governed world, and most of time very badly . . . . We have never governed it in total peace”. Do you agree with him? With all man’s best efforts, do we have peace or pieces of peace? (I am not playing with words.)
But how are we children of Adam and Eve who didn’t have a bite at this fruit, concerned in this matter?
It is because of law of genetics. When our first parents disobeyed, they became sinners -- imperfect people. And imperfect parents cannot give birth to perfect children. So we have all inherited result of sin -- suffering and death from Adam and Eve.
Here comes questions: why did God plant a forbidden tree in garden? Did he know or not that Adam and Eve would eat fruit? Why did he allow Satan to deceive them? Why did he not destroy sinning trio? And who made Satan Devil in first place? Questions. Questions. Questions.
The answers to these questions in next installment will surprise you as we consider consequences of rebellion. (To be continued)
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