We do not know - anyway, I do not know - how things would have worked
if the human race had never rebelled against God and joined the enemy...
You and I are concerned with the way things work now."
The state of things, as they are now, is that there are two different kinds of life which man has the opportunity to experience: The Natural Life and The Spiritual Life. But these two types of life are not merely different from one another, they are actually opposed to each other.
The Son of God came down to remove the difficult part for us. We have been offered this gift, and all that we must do is accept it. There is no work or effort on our part, no good marks we must earn first. The Creator of the toy soldiers, the Sculptor of the statues has opened the door for them - for us - to come to Life, to experience the tin and the stone of our hearts melting away into a real spirit and soul that finds life in nothing other than God, the one true source of real Life.