In God’s perfect world there was freedom. This gift did not mean that Adam and Eve could do just anything god warned them of their danger. When they trusted Satan more than God, they suffered the consequences. Sadly, when the devil collects payment for sin, he bills more than the sinner. He bills family, friends, and community. The consequences of Adam and Eve’s sin reach even further, imperiling an entire planet. After the couple surrendered earth to Satan, their children were no longer free.
Adam sinned, we became captives of hostile ruler. God liberated us and restored choice through His Son’s death. Now we are free to settle the second question—sovereignty. Whom we will serve?
Quoted from Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide 2nd Quarter 2010, Teacher Edition (Lesson 2 – The Power of Choice)