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The most fundamental teaching of Christianity is that God made man for a personal relationship. Creation and angels weren’t enough. He wanted a being that could chose to love or not, to be devoted or not, to worship or not. He came up with man – seemingly the most advanced and most flawed of His creations.
Adam and Eve had a good friendship with and appreciation for God in the Garden of Eden. Yet God made man for something more – a deeper relationship of love and devotion. However, this deeper relationship has to be earned. So, He allowed the Serpent to enter the Garden to tempt man and lead him down a path from which man could not recover on his own. Centuries later, God Himself returned to rescue man from his self-willed, deteriorated condition – a condition from which man could not save himself.