Friday, January 06, 2006

Adam's Fall

In ADAM'S Fall, We sinned all.

1. In Adam's Fall...

Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. -Genesis 3:1-6

This act of eating the forbidden fruit by Adam was in direct violation of the rule God had given to him:

And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. -Genesis 2:16-17

This act, as described in Genesis 3, was the first sin; this was Adam's fall.

2. ...We sinned all

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit. -Corinthians 15:45

The first Adam, is the Adam from Genesis 1. And Adam was made a representative of mankind. When he fell into sin, all of mankind fell into sin. We became sinners with Adam; we died spiritually with Adam.

The last Adam refers to the Lord Jesus Christ. Christ also was a representative of man. He came down to earth in the form of a man, and died on the cross for OUR sins. He represented man and paid for man's sins.

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. -Corinthians 15:22

We all died in sin with Adam, and we all rose with Christ, the last Adam. Without Christ, the sin of Adam would be on our heads forever.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. - 1 John 4:9


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