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If Satan changed everything by tricking Eve, how do I know Jesus can keep me safe from him?
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You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4).
Romans 3:23; 6:23; John 3:16; Ephesians 1:13; 1 Peter 5:8
Well it wasn’t Satan who changed everything—really, it was our sin in Adam that changed everything. When God created Adam and Eve, He didn’t make them to be like puppets. He wanted them to enjoy Him, obey Him, and love Him. But we know that Adam and Eve didn’t do that. Satan tempted Adam to sin (even though God created him with the ability not to sin). When Jesus was on earth, Satan tempted Him also, but Jesus resisted and overcame Satan, thus sealing his doom. Because of Adam’s sin, we all sin (remember Adam was the first human created and God made him the head of the human race) and because we come from him, what he did (sin), we did. We too deserve to be punished for our sin. But don’t forget God’s wonderful plan of salvation which He had worked out before He created the universe! God wanted to show us how much He loved us by sending His only Son to earth, that whoever believes in Him will share eternal life with Him in heaven! You’ll still need to watch out for Satan. He is always trying to get us to disobey God. You can help stop Satan’s influence in your life by reading your Bible, believing it, and praying for God’s wisdom. Whenever you do sin, tell God you are sorry—as a Christian, your sin has already been forgiven, but we need to learn to be like Jesus every day. When we let God know how sorry we are for our sin, that even helps us recognize the sin problem in our own life!