Why does everyone have to die for Eve’s sin? How is that fair?

Here's the answer:

Your sin separates you from God.

When God created the very first people, Adam and Eve, He told them not to eat the fruit from a certain tree. Satan, the enemy of God, tricked Eve by saying that it was okay to disobey God. She ate the fruit and so did Adam, who was with her. When Adam and Eve disobeyed God, sin entered the world and spoiled the perfection that God had just created. Now each person who has ever been born has inherited a sin nature. This means that we sin naturally—we are born sinners. Sin can include rebellion, disobedience, lying, hatred, stealing, disrespect, and more. And every one of us has sinned at some point. Therefore, it isn’t Adam's or Eve’s sin that separates us from God—it is our own sin.

As we read God’s Word, we start to realize we, as humans, are far from perfect. All of us can agree on this! No matter how good we think we are, no one is absolutely pure and perfect. Romans 3:10 says, “No one is right with God, no one at all.”

Romans 3:23 says, "Everyone has sinned. No one measures up to God’s glory."

Sin is a word that describes anything that is displeasing to God—even the slightest imperfection. Because God is perfect, He can’t be around sin. That means we can’t have a close relationship with God because of our sin! God did do something about this dilemma. He sent His Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. Romans 5:8 says, "But here is how God has shown his love for us. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."

Jesus Christ died as a sacrifice in our place to pay the price of sin and to make us acceptable to God again. Everyone who understands they have sinned and believes in Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us will be seen as perfect in God’s eyes. Instead of seeing a believer’s sin, God will see Jesus’ sacrifice instead!

Bible Truth

"But because Christ died, God has brought you back to himself. Christ’s death has made you holy in God’s sight. So now you don’t have any flaw. You are free from blame" (Colossians 1:22).