When God began the world, He created all that is.
He created a place for man to exist (Gen. 1: 1-24) and then said, “Let us make man… (Gen. 1:26). Notice that God made sure man had the necessities for life and then he created man. God knew Man would need something to do, so man was placed in the “… garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it (Gen. 2:15). God realized that man alone was not good and that man needed even companionship. God started the first home with Adam and Eve; this was and is God’s intent for the home, one man and one woman for life.
As in almost every other part of God’s creation man has tried to change God’s plan.
The world today is seeing the results of man changing God’s plan. When sin entered the world by Adam and Eve disobeying God, He could have destroyed man, but He chose to save man, if they would obey His commands. Adam and Eve were punished, cast from the beautiful garden and told they would have to work by the sweat of the brow, and that woman would suffer in childbirth. Death entered the world, but God still cared for man and so began the plan of God to save man from sin.
The Old Testament tells of the coming Messiah, the one who would “save His people from sin”; it shows how God’s plan was carried out to bring Christ into the world. The promise was made to Abram that through him all nations of the world would be blessed (Gen. 12:1 – 30). Christ was the answer to that promise.
While God’s plan was working mankind became increasingly sinful and got further and further from God. This was the reason the law of Moses came to be. Paul explains this in the letter to the Galatians, “Wherefore then serveth the law? It was added because of transgressions, till the seed should come to whom the promise was made; and it was ordained by angels in the hand of a mediator. Now a mediator is not a mediator of one, but God is one. Is the law then against the promises of God? God forbid: for if there had been a law given which could have given life, verily righteousness should have been by the law. But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe. But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed. Wherefore the law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified by faith” (Gal. 3:19 – 24). God’s plan was still a good and successful plan, it still would and will save all who will obey God (Matt. 7:21 – 23).
Some have the false idea that Christ was not able to accomplish the mission set out for Him by His Father.
This is far from the truth; He did exactly what He came to do. He gave Himself freely for the sins of mankind.
God allowed His Son to be crucified, “Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain: Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it (Acts 2:23, 24).
When God created man, He knew man would sin, but He was willing through His love to send Jesus for the sins of the world (John 3:16).
God left His word with the instructions on how to receive forgiveness. Man is to have faith (Heb. 11:6), to repent of our sins (Luke 13:3), we are to confess Jesus as being the Son of God, Matt. 10:32; Acts 8:37), be baptized for the remission of our sins (Acts 2:38), and then live a life of faithfulness to God (Rev. 2:10b). The plan of God is one of success, but it must be followed.