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Prelude to a Fall (2 of 12)
September 18, 2011
Last week as we started this series by looking at Adam and Eve we looked at the possibility of us experiencing a little bit of heaven even in a fallen world.
The Garden in Eden was a paradise.
I believe it was a taste of heaven.
This week we are going to look at the steps that Adam and Eve took to get themselves cast out of Eden.
TEXT: Genesis 3:1-6
This story is known as "The Fall", which has implications for everyone seated in this room this morning, as well as for everyone who has ever lived.
As a result of Adam's sin, we are all tainted by sin because we are descendants of Adam.
The apostle Paul talks about this in Romans 5:12 when he writes,
Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.
And then in verse 19,
For as by the one man's disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man's obedience the many will be made righteous.
We are all sinners because we are all from the seed of Adam.
But you can be made righteous, or be in right standing with God through Christ, who was NOT born by the seed of man, but by the Holy Spirit.
Do you see how this saga of redemption is taking place in these first few verses that happened thousands of years ago?
But this morning I want to hone in on what steps led to the fall of Adam and Eve, because there are some of you that are headed for a fall.
I'm not talking about being a fallen sinner. That's already established.
I'm talking about you taking steps that are going to bring about chaos and destruction for you, your family and others whose lives are affected by yours.
These are also things that keep you from experiencing the kingdom of heaven right now.
These are the steps that will move you out of a place where you can't enjoy the kingdom of heaven.
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