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Getting Kicked out of a Garden Party (3 of 12)
September 25, 2011
TEXT: Genesis 3:1-6, 22-24
Last week we saw in verses 1-6 what I called a Prelude to a Fall: the steps toward not enjoying fully the kingdom of heaven, as well as the steps that will lead to devastation.
This week we are going to look at the result of the "experiment" of Adam and Eve.
Again, this episode in Genesis 3 is termed "The Fall", because it is literally the "fall" of not only Adam and Eve, but of all humanity.
We are born in a fallen condition because we all come from the seed of Adam.
Last week we looked at a couple of passages from Romans where the apostle Paul talks about sin came into the world through one man, Adam.
And by Adam's disobedience, the many were made sinners.
This morning we are not only going to look at the consequences and effects of Adam and Eve's fall; we are going to look at the consequences and effects of personal sin.
The very first one we see here in verses 7-10 is…
Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden. But the LORD God called to the man and said to him, "Where are you?" And he said, "I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself."
Indeed, Adam and Eve's eyes were open to where they DID know the difference between good and evil…….but it wasn't a good thing.
It wasn't what they expected.
They were embarrassed and ashamed because they had the knowledge of their nakedness.
You realize that you have experienced what you thought you were entitled to because of being enticed; and n ...
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