Once Adam had sinned there was no way that he could attain to a righteousness that propitiates God through his own works. Abel’s sacrifice proves this.

Before Adam sinned Cain’s offering of the fruit of the field would have been accepted by God. After Adam sinned it was not. The death of an animal involved in the burnt offering showed that someone outside the offerer had to make atonement for the sin of the offerer. Islam denies these facts and clings to the forlorn hope that a man can get to paradise through the merit of his good works. In Islam salvation is a joint venture of man’s own good works and the forgiveness of Allah. This is a contradiction of biblical teaching. The righteousness that propitiates and justifies belongs solely to Christ. We contribute nothing towards it. We only appropriate it by faith.

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4 Responses to Once Adam had sinned there was no way that he could attain to a righteousness that propitiates God through his own works. Abel’s sacrifice proves this.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ironical inspiring article on different angle.
    If human sacrifice were acceptable, the killing of Abel by Cain (after his grain and fruit sacrifice is rejected) would have accepted. But it is not.

    If the human’s blood were acceptable, God would have preferred Isaac’s blood than the ram’s (although both sacrifices involve shedding the bloods). But it is not.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Originally, the sin doesn’t need to be atoned by the blood, let alone by so-called sacrificial death of God. Sin is not so horrible for God. It is revealed that actually the fruit of the tree of Life is very much powerful.
    Gen 3:22
    And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

    Actually by simply eating it the fruit can *undo* God’s curse of death upon Adam and Eve. Does it mean the tree or the fruit is divine by nature? Certainly not.
    A fruit of the tree of Life just easily suffices to eradicate the death, curse and sin.

    Had both our ancestors managed to eat it (or if God allowed them to eat it), the Son would not been needed to die.

  3. madmanna says:

    It could not undo the separation from God. Eternal life is being in covenant relation to God as his child.

  4. Anonymous says:

    “madmanna says: It could not undo the separation from God. Eternal life is being in covenant relation to God as his child.”

    Reconciliation with God happened long before the Torah was given to Moses and Aaron, even before Abraham and Noah. God took up Enoch to His presence because of his righteousness. That’s all. God doesn’t require death, nor blood, nor suffering, nor sacrifice, even not the immortality of Enoch to accept him back in heaven.
    Concerning the immortal flesh, it can be obtained without death and blood. Even a fruit can give it.

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