The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on End Times Bible Prophecy
Commentary By: Gordon King
There is a penalty for sin and that is death! Each and every one of us was born into sin, with a sin nature, separated from God. It wasn’t always that way, in fact God created Adam and Eve to live a sinless life. During that time they walked with God daily in the Garden of Eden, carefree and without worry or doubt, without the knowledge of good and evil, without even knowing what sin was!
It wasn’t until both Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil that they knew about sin, about good and evil.
“And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; 17but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the daypost was originally published on this site