One must never forget why Adam and Eve were thrown out of paradise.They disobeyed God and God was angry but he understood why they did what they did. God loved man and he had faith in him but God also wanted man to have faith in him. God showed man good will by letting him go.
Man is worthy if he follows Jesus. Man is worthy if he doesn't follow Jesus. Jesus asked his Father to forgive us for we know not what we do. Jesus forgave Juda for betraying him and Juda knew that he knew. Imagine how this must have played in his head? Jesus forgave Mary Magdaline. Jesus forgave the crucified criminals.
Jesus's last words were: Father, why have you forsaken me? But he was resurrected so again, God came through for him and for mankind. Jesus was not forsaken as neither will man be.
This is the story that Christianity is based on......Hope .....Faith.
It has always been a question of trust and faith which Adam and Eve did not have.
The Christian religion is ingenious. There is none like it in the world.
Of course there will always be false prophets and we are warned about them and told to use our heads. Isn't this true freedom, to be given a right to decide for ourselves and time to make the right decision through coming to an understanding?
In the end, God will show us TRUTH and we will be educated. This is why God doesn't fear the devil because the devil is not about TRUTH but its' manipulation. The thing about TRUTH is that, in the end, you must either understand it or self destruct because you can't. This is the way our minds were constructed by God. He knows who we are.
That is the plan but first God is giving us time to do what we need to do to obtain understanding because it is important to us, not to him.
God recognized man's need to understand first before he could himself be trusted by man.Being smart he must have known that there is only so much arguing one can do with oneself lol If God was ever to have a friend and not be ONE, it had to be based on truth. We do not know the whole story behind that. We only know God did not want to be alone.
In the end, it is between man and God as it was between Jesus and God.
Religion isn't about clothing, food, torture or judgement. These directions were given to us because we did not know about germs or dust or social etiquette etc... elements which were harmful to us not to know. Since then man has progressed.
Religion is about forgiveness and love. How do you judge a humble shepherd leading innocent lambs?
When you have peace because you understand, it is better than begetting peace through the sword. Man is like a dog or horse who would give its life for someone it loves but will never risk losing its life to help an owner, if the owner is harsh and beats it.
This is why I believe in Jesus.
He had a message of TRUTH I think was worth sending forward . His Truth crosses generations because some things just never change. It doesn't matter who you are or what station you hold in life, there is something for every one, found in the teachings of a humble shepherd.
we are all forgiven. We were forgiven the day God let Adam and Eve live.