You Need God Because of Who You Are

When God created man and woman, Adam and Eve, in the Beginning, He created all things perfect, good, beautiful and without sin.


A world without sin was where Adam and Eve always honored God as God (the most important, most satisfying, most worthy being of all the universe) and they always gave thanks to God for His goodness and lovingkindness. God provided for Adam and Eve’s every need: purpose, provision of food, fruitful and fulfilling work, a right and loving relationship with one another, and right and love-filled relationship with their Creator.

They should have been totally satisfied and content with God and what He gave to them, but they were not. Instead of continuing in a right relationship with God and giving Him honor as God and giving Him thanks, Adam and Eve chose to reject God’s goodness, God’s rule, God’s authority, God’s warnings and God’s command. They sinned.

Before we shake our heads at Adam and Eve and think “Oh shame on them, I never would have done that!”, know that the Bible tells us that all of us are sinners.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
— Romans 3:23

We all reject God’s goodness, God’s rule, God’s authority, God’s warnings and God commands all the time. If you don’t think so, imagine hitting a reset button right now for your life before God. From now on, you are solely and personally responsible to live your life honoring God as God and giving thanks to Him every moment of every day for the rest of your life. Did you see why the Bible rightly says that we are all sinners?

Tragically for all of us, because we are sinners, the Bible tells us that the just and fair consequence for rejecting and rebelling against an Eternal God is an eternal punishment of death: a physical death and a spiritual death - normally called hell.

For the wages of sin is death...
— Romans 6:23

Revelation 20:12-15 says “And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

We need God because of who we are as sinners before Him.