Two Men

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.[1] “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.[2] “Then the Lord God took the man and put him into the garden of Eden to cultivate it and keep it. The Lord God commanded the man, saying, "From any tree of the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it you will surely die.[3] “When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings”.[4]
Ever-since the first man (Adam) and the first woman (Eve) ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.[5] You cannot cover your sin as Adam and Eve attempted to do, because the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.[6] “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”[7] He was handed over, because of our transgressions; He died for our sins, and He was buried, and He was raised on the third day, because of our justification.[8] Therefore, the righteousness of God has been manifested to the one who has faith in Jesus.[9]

[1] Genesis 1:1, (NASB).
[2] Genesis 1:27, (NASB).
[3] Genesis 2:15-17, (NASB).
[4] Genesis 3:6-7, (NASB).
[5] Romans 3:23.
[6] Romans 6:23.
[7] John 3:16, (NKJV).
[8] cf. Romans 4:25 and 1 Corinthians 15:3-4.
[9] cf. Romans 3:21-26.