Ever since the first atom bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, mankind has been threatened by the deadly force of this nuclear weapon of warfare. The concern is so great that world-wide bans on production and testing of nuclear weapons have been in place for years, and international watchdogs exist whose sole purpose is to blow the whistle on any country that builds anything remotely resembling a nuclear bomb. Today these inspectors are busy trying to keep Iran and North Korea from developing nuclear weapons. But thousands of years before the atom bomb destroyed two cities in Japan, Adam’s bomb unleashed a far more destructive force in the world – the power of sin. Before the Fall, man enjoyed the Paradise provided by God. But after Adam’s sin bomb was dropped, “sorrow” and “sweat” became necessities for sustaining life (Gen. 3:16,19). Before the Fall man walked with God in the Garden of Eden. But now, because of sin, death is inevitable, and eternal separation from God is all mankind has to look forward to.
The power of the first Adam’s bomb has impacted everyone since the Fall: “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). And man’s inability to control sin’s destructive force has resulted in this: “The wages of sin is death” (Rom. 6:23). But God loved His creation so much He provided a “last Adam” (Jesus Christ) who, knowing the horrible effect of sin upon mankind, came as a “life-giving Spirit” and as “the Lord from heaven” to bring victory over sin and death (1 Cor. 15:45-57).
If you trust Him for your salvation, you don’t have to worry about the destructive force of either the atom bomb or Adam’s bomb, because your eternal life will be secure in Jesus Christ. We can tell you more.
By Larry Ondrejack
With permission to publish by: Sam Hadley, Grace & Truth, 210 Chestnut St., Danville, IL., USA. Website: www.gtpress.org