You will be like G-d...(sorta)
Sovereignty is the exclusive right to exercise supreme
authority over a geographic region, group of people,
In our relationship with G-d our souls, our “personhood” are spiritually
sovereign, authough sadly, our bodies may often be held captive and worse by the other sovereign souls, with whom we share the planet. (see blog on “Who Created Evil”)
Genesis 3:5 "For G-d knows that in the day you eat of
it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like G-d,
knowing good and evil."
Sovereignty is one of the consequences of this encounter in the garden with Mr. Serpent (aka: Satan). Adam and Eve got part of what he offered. They (and we their subsequent generations) became “like G-d” in the sense that we became sovereign souls, knowing and responsible for good and evil. This changed the relationship with G-d, Adam and Eve's (our) eyes were opened and they lost the reflected glow of G-d’s glory and protection (the realizing they were naked thing). We all know the story, in G-d’s next appearance in the garden Adam and Eve fled His presence ("I heard Your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.". Gen. 3:10).
Adam and Eve (and as a result we) could no longer reside in the Garden
of Eden, G-d essentially told to them they had to go and make their own garden, but He made provision for them:
Gen 3:21 Also for Adam and his wife
the Lord G-d made tunics of skin, and clothed them.
In Genesis 3:22-23, G-d proclaims the spiritual
sovereignty of man: “22 Then the Lord G-d said,
"Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know
good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and
take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live
forever" 23 therefore the Lord G-d sent him out of
the garden of Eden to till the ground from which he
Human history with all its drama had begun.
But G-d was not about to let serpent Satan destroy His creation... Jesus came to earth to die the atoning death to reconcile G-d and Humankind. But there's a catch: one must willingly accept this reconciliation. The non-Christian loves to bellow: “Who are you to say Jesus the only way?”. Well, first, I didn’t say it, Jesus did (John 14:6) so He’s either lying are telling the truth!
Your soul is sovereign, G-d will NOT violate your personhood, He has too much respect for you to make decisions for you! That’s why you must choose to subjugate your sovereignty to G-d’s before you can take Jesus as savior. While lost sinners who stubbornly refuse salvation break G-d’s heart, He WILL NOT violate their sovereign souls and force salvation upon them. That is why those who say “I am a good person, why would G-d send me to hell?” are so clueless! G-d does not choose for you to go to hell… YOU DO when you refuse Christ's offer of salvation! G-d has too much respect for your sovereignty to violate it, even if hell results.
Eternity lies ahead, my friend
. . . The future's not ours to tell
Don't put your faith in earthly treasures
for they can't buy your soul from hell.
If you don't call upon the Savior
and ask Him for His wonderful grace
You'll be trapped in the devil's dungeon
lost in the dark and evil place.