And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” (Genesis 2:16-17)
God gave Adam and Eve a choice. If they eat from this tree they will die. If not, they will live. It’s simple choice really. Who wants to die? They chose death and therefore every human being who came from them, including all of us, were doomed to suffer the consequences of that poor choice. However, God in His mercy gave mankind a re-do. A re-do! He sacrificed His only begotten Son to suffer death in our place. All we have to do is repent of our sins and accept Lord Jesus as our Savior for what He did for us on the cross.
Again, a simple choice. It’s not complicated. A person of any accountable intelligence can understand this choice. We all stand on the threshold of eternity and our simple choice determines our future. Life or death?
“And if it seems evil to you to serve the Lord, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.” (Joshua 24:15)