“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” (Luke 23:46)
“…through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.” (Acts 14:22)
I’ve found that the Genesis story of Adam and Eve is fascinating in many regards. But one particularly interesting dimension of the story is that it tells us about the first distancing that occurs in humankind’s relationship with God.
This is not a trivial theological matter. This is the story of humankind’s first break from God. Doubt enters in. And humans no longer commune with God as they once did.