When God created Adam and Eve, he created the whole human race seminally in the first parents. Romans 5:12-18 tells us cleary that "one man's" action was regarded by God as representative for the whole human race and when Adam sinned the whole human race sinned in him and was condemned in him: 12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: 15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many. 16 And not as it was by one that sinned, so is the gift: for the judgment was by one to condemnation, but the free gift is of many offences unto justification. 17 For if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.) 18 Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous. Now here is my simple thought. The condition of every human being since Adam is the same condition - sinners. They all have the very same problem. This problem is an INTERNAL problem BEFORE it has any external manifestation. Hence, All mankind in every generation have the SAME COMMON PROBLEM - they are all sinners, they are lost, they are all dead in tresspasses and sins, they will all suffer the same physical consequence - death. Hence, if all human beings have the very same problem then how can there be DIFFERENT solutions???? If all are "DEAD in tresspasses and sins" then how can there be different solutions to being DEAD in sins???? Is there not only ONE solution to being DEAD in sins? If sin SEPARATES all sinners from God then how can there be DIFFERENT solutions? Is not the only solution to SEPARATION reconciliation and union? If all human beings are sinners, dead in sin, lost, separated from God then how can there be DIFFERENT solutions for humans regardless when they actually live? Does it not make sense there is no other way to the Father for ANY MAN than through ONE Savior for all men? - Jn. 14:6? Does it not make sense there is no other way to be delievered from spiritual death than spiritual life?? Does it not make sense there is no other Redeemer for all men than ONE redeemer - Christ Jesus. Does it not make sense that this ONE SOLUTION is the "good news" called "the gospel" and it is the same gospel to all men in all ages? Consider the following scriptures: 1. BEFORE THE CROSS - Jn. 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. Mt. 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. (only TWO opposing options and thus only ONE WAY to heaven) Jn. 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Jn. 3:36 He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him. Acts 10:43 To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever believeth in him shall receive remission of sins. Acts 26:22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: 23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. Heb. 4:2 For unto us was the gospel preached, as well as unto them: but the word preached did not profit them, not being mixed with faith in them that heard it. Rom. 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus. John 3:7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit. 9 Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things be? 10 Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest not these things? 2. AFTER THE CROSS Acts 4:12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. 1 Tim. 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 1 Cor. 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: Gal. 3:6 ¶ Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. 7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham.8 And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. Gal. 1:8 But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9 As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed. Acts 8:32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth: 33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth. 34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man? 35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus. Rom. 10:16 But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? Isa. 53:1 ¶ Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 ¶ Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. Whether the Old or New Testament Scriptures the SAME SOLUTION is provided by God for the SAME PROBLEM. Before the cross they looked forward by faith. After the cross we look back by faith. However, what is looked forward to and looked back to is the same GOSPEL or good news of God's provision for sinners in the Person and work of Jesus Christ. So simple!