T H E P O W E R O F T H E C R O S S  3 as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin; and so death passed unto all men, for that all sinned” (Ro- mans 5:12). Adam and Eve were both forgiven for having sinned against the Almighty. The fact that Adam lived for 930 years after he sinned proves that. Adam and Eve were forgiven by the cross of Jesus. Therefore, all of the horrible things mentioned above that still occur in our world today are the leftover consequences of Adam’s transgression. They shall all be abolished when Jesus comes again and the dead are raised and the new heavens and the new earth are established. When that transpires, it will complete the restoration of all things (Acts 3:21; 1 Peter 3:1–18). Adam and Eve were given life to be God’s children, and they were created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26–27). They had been given just one law, and if they did not break that one law, there was no other way they could have sinned against their Father. They did not have the knowledge of good and evil, for they were like little children—because they were little children. They had been given everything God owned except for one small object— a tree—and that tree belonged to God. It was called the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Adam and Eve were forbidden to eat of the fruit of that tree upon pain of death. Moses wrote, “And Jehovah God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die” (Genesis 2:16–17). That tree had a purpose. It offered a continual way for Adam and Eve to prove their respect and their love for their Father by obediently staying away from his tree. But Adam and Eve were not pleased with all that God had given them; they wanted more. They saw no reason for God to prevent them from having that tree as well as all of the other trees, and so they ate the forbid- den fruit and sinned. The devastation, the pain, the misery, and the grief they caused by their one act of rebellion is far beyond description. Adam and Eve were sentenced to death the very day