by Ernest Easley

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Series: Foundations for Life
Ernest L. Easley
Genesis 5

Take God's Word and turn please to the book of Genesis. We're in the middle of a series of messages from the first eleven chapters of Genesis and we're thinking under the general heading: FOUNDATIONS FOR LIFE!

If you're interested, and I believe you are, in building your life on a solid and sure foundation then the book of Genesis is for you! Genesis brings us back to the basics. Genesis has been called ''Christianity 101.''

The Psalmists asks in Psm 11.3, ''If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?'' It's true, if the foundation is destroyed every dream, every hope, every effort tumbles down! Sir are you building your life on a sure foundation? Mam, will your life withstand the next disaster the next set back? Well, it will if you're building your life on a solid foundation!

Can you say this day: ''My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness,I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus' name. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand all other ground is sinking sand?''

All right these Foundations for Life are found in the first 11 chapters of Genesis. And today we come to chapter 5.

Now, I want you to know ahead of time that chapter 5 of Genesis is like walking through a cemetery and reading the names on tombstones. For instance we read the tombstone of Adam in verse 5. In verse 8 we read the tombstone of Seth, ''and he died'', ''and he died'' ''and he died.''

Do you remember what God told Adam and Eve back in chapter 1.17, ''but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.'' Now did that mean that Adam would die the day he ate from that tree? Certainly not. But it did mean that the process of dying would begin that day and it was completed when Adam was 930 years old!

So chapter 5 records t ...

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