Part of this real history is the bad news that the rebellion of the first man, Adam, against God’s command brought death, suffering, and separation from God into this world. We see the results all around us. All of Adam’s descendants are sinful from conception ( Psalm 51:5 ) and have themselves entered into this rebellion (sin). They therefore cannot live with a holy God, but are condemned to separation from God. The Bible says that “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” ( Romans 3:23 ) and that all are therefore subject to “everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power” ( 2 Thessalonians 1:9 ).