II. THE PROBLEM: SIN IS THE GREAT SEPARATOR
Although God’s original intent was for us to have abundant life through an intimate relationship with Him, Adam and Eve stepped out of that relationship through a decision to disobey God. When Adam and Eve went against God’s instruction, sin was introduced to the world. Ever since that time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own way. Our sin separates us from God and the relationship we were created to have with Him.
What the Bible Says
But your iniquities have separated you from your God;your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.
Then they will cry out to the LORD, but he will not answer them. At that time he will hide his face from them because of the evil they have done.
I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their offenses, and I hid my face from them.