Duped by the Devil (2 of 31) by Ernest Easley
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Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Take God's Word please and turn to Genesis chapter 3! We're continuing our series of messages from the book of Genesis under the general heading: Foundations for Life!
That's what the book of Genesis is all about. It's a book of foundations! The book of Genesis gets us back to the basics! We could call it Christianity 101! It gives us those solid and sure foundations we need in order to live an abundant life!
Now, if you don't understand Genesis 3, you won't understand the rest of the Bible! You ask, ''What do you mean?'' Well, here's what I mean. In the first two chapters of Genesis everything is perfect! Perfect people, a perfect place, a perfect provision! That's Genesis 1 and 2.
But in chapter 4 you know longer have a perfect people! In fact, from Genesis 4 to Genesis 11 you find jealousy, anger, murder, lying, rebellion and judgment? So what happened? What caused things to go from perfection to destruction?
Well Genesis 3 happened, that's what! Sin had it's first birthday! Adam and Eve got duped by the Devil! Now you ask, ''Pastor, do you really believe that the events recorded in the first 11 chapters of Genesis literally happened? Were Adam and Eve literal people? Did a literal serpent literally speak to a literal lady named Eve?''
Well friend I can tell you this: the Apostle Paul believed it all literally happened! Listen to 2 Corinthians 11.3, ''But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.''
1 Timothy 1.13-14, ''For Adam was formed first, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.''
We're reading this morning about a literal serpent who spoke to a literal woman who literally sinned along with her literal husband, and it all took place in a literal garden!
Now here's what happened: Both Adam ...
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