The Fall

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on November 4, 2018
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Genesis 2:16-17 Humans and spiritual beings such as angels and cherubim were created with self-determination, the ability and right to choose.

Genesis 3:1 The serpent - Revelation; Ezekiel 28:11-19

Genesis 3:2-5
He baited Eve by misquoting and placing doubt about God’s words, motives, and integrity.

Genesis 3:6
With disregard for God’s very clear and specific commands, they ate the fruit. What Eve saw and desired was considered of greater value than God’s word.

Genesis 2:25
compared with 3:7. The divine nature was replaced with what we now call human nature with its self-consciousness and self-focus. Their actions reveal that the centrality of God died that day replaced with the centrality of self.

3:8-10
Their once open, holy, loving relationship with God was reduced to hiding from His presence.

3:11-12 God’s approach and questions provided Adam the opportunity to confess his wrongdoing and ask forgiveness (Job 31:33)

3:13 Adam and Eve originally bore the image of their Creator, but after the fall, His image in them was greatly diminished, if not completely destroyed in many aspects.

Romans5:12-21; Ephesians 2:1-3 As descendants of Adam and Eve, we have their likeness of deadness.

3:14 The consequence was expulsion from the loftiest position in God’s creation to the absolute lowest. He is now lower than the lowest living being.

3:15 Although God’s desire for a loving family relationship with people was greatly damaged, His purpose was not altered at all. He immediately devised a plan to redeem humanity and reinstate paradise.










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