From Tragedy to Triumph: Exploring Man’s Fall and God’s call to Redemption
Man is believed to be a special creation and was made in the image and likeness of God and also given the authority to oversee all other creations. After creation, man was free from sin and was empowered with freedom of choice as well as the image of the Father. Through the freedom of choice, man sinned against God and this fact brought sin to the entire human race. Man agreed to yield to the temptation of the enemy and sin became part of human race. Sin led to spiritual deprivation and alienation from the creator. Spiritual death alienated man from God and man had no ability to engage in holy fellowship with God and could also not fulfill the purpose of creation.
Sin became a great tragedy to mankind and no deeds could make him just before the eyes of God. Because there was a need for God’s intervention in mankind, Jesus Christ was offered to redeem and restore man back to the Father. Salvation became a triumph for man because through faith and the grace of God, man gained acceptance from God. The tragedy of sin was solved by God’s redemption and man could again associate with the Father. Without the mercy and grace of God, the fall of man was a big tragedy and Jesus Christ died for the sins of mankind so that man could have the power to conquer sin and embrace salvation. Salvation is, therefore, free and man can be redeemed from sin through knowing good from evil.