Peter Pollock is former South African cricketer and well known evangelist. He writes a monthly column for Prepare the Way magazine and here are previously featured columns.
GOD made Adam and Eve and placed them in the Garden of Eden. They had been given dominion over all around them and they had also been granted their own will -- the very essence of the human being! This will entitled them to decide even against God, if they chose.
Indeed, God did not want man to be a robot, and so along with their own wills came the opportunity to test that will -- the temptation! They were not to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If they did, God promised they would “surely die.” Well, we all know that they succumbed and indeed they did die! Not in the mind or the body, but spiritually. That is all recorded truth. But let’s take it a little further.