by Erin Hughes and Lita Cosner
The James family had a great time at creation camp! Isabel’s favourite part was the geology tour, and Wesley had gotten to talk to several
actual Ph.D. scientists! And the last speaker gave a
great sermon about how Jesus is our Creator and
Saviour. Simon was quieter than usual as the family
headed back to their room. “What’s up, buddy?”
“Dad, am I saved?” Simon asked. Everyone else
got quiet, because they sensed this could be a very
important family lesson!
What do I need to be saved from?
When Adam sinned by disobeying God, that
Dig a little deeper: Genesis 1: 26–31
meant that all his children, and all their children’s
children onwards, would also disobey God, because
they’d be born just like their sinful father. God loves
us, but He must judge people who disobey Him
because He is perfect. So we need to be saved from
His perfect judgment.
Did God create Adam to disobey?
No, God created Adam ‘very good’. God gave
Adam commands about what he should and should
not do, because He loved Adam. But when Adam
chose to disobey God, God had to judge Adam,
and He cursed the Creation. Adam was no longer
‘very good’; he was sinful and eventually had to die
because he didn’t obey God.
Dig deeper: Genesis 2: 15–17, 3:1– 24, 4:1– 14