Adam In Romans 5:12-21 the Apostle Paul authenticates Adam as head of the physical human race. Paul states that everyone is in Adam by nature. In Adam, all die.
Christ Is Head of Spiritual Race A race of people who enjoy by faith: Benefits of redemption Abundant life No condemnation In Christ all shall be made alive… 1 st Corinthians 15:22
The Man God Created The LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of live, and man became a living being. Genesis 2:7 Man originally possessed the spiritual and moral qualities of God
Attributes of Adam The first man possessed knowledge and wisdom. He had dominion over all other living creatures. His responsibility was to cultivate and keep the Garden of Eden (Genesis 1:28)
God Gave Adam a Wife From Adams own body To provide loving companionship To love and be loved by her To fill the earth and subdue it
Garden of Eden Has been labeled Paradise Filled with lush vegetation Everything was pleasant to the eye Bore fruit for food and nourishment
Before Sin Entered Adam and Eve were innocent and sinless All Gods creatures were peaceful pets A beautiful river flowed through Eden The Tree of Life grew in the Garden They walked and talked with God This was a perfect environment
Man Was Tested By God In the garden was the Tree of Life and the Tree of The Knowledge of Good and Evil Adam and Eve were commanded not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil …for the day you eat from it you shall surely die. Genesis 2:17b
God Gives Man A Choice Man can choose to obey Gods authority Man can choose to forsake Gods rule Every human being faces the same choice
The Tempter Came The Tempter came in the form of a serpent, most likely very beautiful. He was a spirit being. Created as a cherub that covered the throne of God. His name was Lucifer. He was blameless until unrighteousness was found in him.
Satan, the Devil Isaiah 14:12-15 tells of Lucifer and his fall He was filled with pride He chose to make himself equal with God He was cast out of heaven.
Satan Deceives Eve He used 3 steps to get her to disobey God Caused her to doubt Gods word, Genesis 3:1b Outright denial of what God said, verse 3:4 Deception about Gods intent, verse 3:5.
Threefold Effect On Eve The lust of the flesh- …the woman saw that the tree was good for food… The lust of the eye- …And that it was pleasant to the eyes… The pride of life- …Desirable to make one wise… Genesis 3:6a
Adam Was Not Deceived 1 st Timothy 2:14, And Adam was not deceived… Adam made a knowledgeable choice and disobeyed God Adam and Eve died spiritually that day
The Consequences of Sin Adam and Eve hid from God, Genesis 3:8 The Serpent and Lucifer were cursed Eve was cursed Adam was cursed This curse of death passed on to all the human family
Forgiveness and Restoration God called out to Adam and Eve God made a covering from animal skins Required the death of an innocent substitute
Christ, Our Innocent Substitute Jesus was the Lamb of God sent to die to pay for our sin He lived a perfect, sinless life He willingly accepted our sins to be laid on Him. He received our punishment so we might live.
Paradise Regained Christ will restore all that was lost through Adam Genesis tells of Paradise lost In Revelation 21 and 22 we learn of Paradise Regained