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“In the beginning”. Night 3 – Divine Salvation. Seedbed of the Bible. Challenge: EVERYTHING in the Bible comes out of Genesis 1-3 ALL Doctrines and Principles found in the Bible originate from Genesis 1-3. THM : We must value, understand and interpret correctly!. Divine Purpose.

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In the beginning

“In the beginning”

Night 3 – Divine Salvation

Seedbed of the bible
Seedbed of the Bible


  • EVERYTHING in the Bible comes out of Genesis 1-3

  • ALL Doctrines and Principles found in the Bible originate from Genesis 1-3

THM: We must value, understand and interpret correctly!

Divine purpose
Divine Purpose

  • God had a focus – a special creation…

Days 1-6 World & all in it

Day 7 God’s Rest

Day 6 Man



“Image and Likeness”

Isa 45v18 “I formed it to be INHABITED” – Heb“A place to dwell”. God dwells in us when we reflect& manifest Him.

THM: Render to God the things that are God’s!

Man before the fall

“Very Good”

Excellent, delightful, pleasant

Genesis 1v8

“Made man Upright”

Straight, right, correct, even, true

Ecclesiastes 7v29

Man before the Fall

A beautifully balanced mental and moral state. Given the capacity to understand God’s will and so be able to chose actions that gave God glory without bias.

Man s potential

Moral Faculties




Justice, Mercy, Faith, Hope, Love (Agape), Loyalty, Gratitude

Flesh, Eye, Pride

Anger, Fear, Hate, Love (Phileo), Jealousy

Your history, good and bad


Man’s Potential

These attributes man was capable of – so latent within him.

God purpose was to educate man by divine law into manifesting His moral attributes – to reflect God in him.

Man s education

Moral Attributes

“Tree of Life”


God in man

Populate the world with righteous beings

Lusts, Instinct

“Tree of knowledge of good & evil”

Experience good v Evil

Subject to sin & death

World full of sorrow

Man’s Education

“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 dying thou shalt die”. (Gen 2v16)

Man when created
Man When Created

Man being made “very good” is in harmony with his Righteous Creator.


God out of Love creates a race of people to reflect His Glory.


The serpent

Subtil– Observant, prudent, quick to perceive, crafty.

Not an evil characteristic, rather a good one.

“Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made”3v1

The Serpent

“…be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” (Matt 10v16)

Animal understanding
Animal Understanding

Intellect– can learn & observe

Instincts, Basic needs - hunger

“Moral Sentiments” – capacity to think upon spiritual concepts, principles. Ability to understand right from wrong.

The serpent reasons

“And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?”(Gen 3v1)

The Serpent Reasons

“Just think about this logically, why would God say that?”

God said “Every tree with one exception.”

Serpent said “Can it really be that you can't eat of every tree?”

Eve s godly reply

“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.”Gen 3v2-3

Eve speaks positively – showing that God is generous.

“touch it”- Indicates prior intent by Adam & Eve to obey God (Matt 5v29-30)

Eve’s Godly Reply

God gave us everything (except one) to teach us His principles by obedience.

The serpent lies

“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.”Gen 3v4-5

The Serpent Lies

If God is stopping you from eating that tree, there must be something special about that tree!

If they

educated you,

they know


about good

& evil, also are


Eating is the

way you can

become like

them. So God

is holding


back from you.

Then sin will

be beneficial

to you. You

can get

wisdom and



Selfish appeal to lusts and logic ONLY

The serpent s thinking
The Serpent’s Thinking…

“Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”

NKJV (John 8v43-45)

Who s responsible

She took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; andhe did eat”Gen 3v6

“Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world”Rom 5v12

Who's Responsible?

Although Eve initiated

the events, Adam also

took of the fruit…

… but God held Adam

responsible because he

was given the leadership and…

… he was failing to lead. He “hearkened to the voice of his wife”, not tricked into sin.

“And Adam, was not deceived, whereas the woman, having been wholly deceived, hath come to be in transgression”

Roth 1 Tim 2v14

Lust enflamed
Lust Enflamed

Adam & Eve adopt Serpent’s logic.

They “saw”in a way they had never seen before…

“That it was pleasant (Heb: desire) to the eyes, and a tree desired (Heb: lust after)to make one wise”Gen 3v6

They had awakened a desire and lust toward satisfying themselves …

“The lust of the eyes, the lust of the flesh and the pride of life”

1 John 2v16-17

Sin s consequences
Sin’s Consequences

  • “The eyes of them were open”

    • This was an external flag of inward effect of sin.

    • Sin had brought about a change in the condition of man’s nature.


“They went and hid themselves”

Shame, a defiled conscience.

“Knew they were naked and they sewed fig leaves together…”

Awaken in them an uncontrollable desire/lust.

Their nature was now prone towards sin.


“Dying thou shalt die…”

By Divine judgment, they were now cursed to a body of mortality, a body of death


“For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of Him who subjected it in hope” (Rom 8v20)

Effect on mankind

Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and deathby sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned”

Rom 5v12

Sin disrupted the harmony/unity in creation, (separation between God and man).

Sin caused a consequence of death

This consequence effected all humanity after that, without exception.

Resulting in all mankind being sinners, with the exception of one.

Effect on Mankind

Temptation now internal
Temptation now Internal

“Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is being drawn away of his own lust, and being enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringethforth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

RSV James 1v13-15

Inescapable law of our nature, within us…

our flesh lusts, which drags us away to evil…

our lusts only bring forth sin, actions contrary to God…

Sin pays only one wage, DEATH.

Before Fall – External Temptation

After Fall – Internal Temptation











External Serpent

Internal Serpent

Self Tempters

The Propensities or the base desiresare now selfishly and carnally biased.Like the serpent they are AMORAL & operate upon man’s thinking. Unhindered by the moral faculties they produce a “carnal mind”.

Lust becomes a giant
Lust Becomes A Giant

  • Before sin, lust was latent and controlled. However now…

    • Enflamed Lusts are part of man’s fleshly constitution

      • “in the lusts of our flesh” (Eph 2v3, Gal 5v16)

    • Lust is a “law of sin” residing in us.

      • “But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind”(Rom 7v23)

    • Lusts are so strong (out of control) that they can trick us.

      • “The old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts”(Eph 4v22)

    • Lust“reigns”in man and hence all* mankind will inevitably sin

      • “Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.” (Rom 6v12)

      • “For all* have sinned and come short of the glory of God” (Rom 3v21)

*With the obvious and needful exception of Christ! “Made strong”

Man after sin entered
Man after Sin Entered

Man who has wronged God is separated from his creator. Now he deserves to die.



God who is Righteous and Holy must not look upon sin.


Is god s plan destroyed

Humanly speaking there was 4 possibilities…

Disregard sin – sweep it under the carpet.

Unrighteous of God – His will not vindicated

To substitute an innocent victim and allow the guilty sinner to go free.

Unrighteous of God – shows God only after blood to appease Him

To destroy both Adam and Eve

To admit that creation was a failure, His name not praised

Is God’s Plan destroyed?


God s choice
God’s Choice…

To enforce God’s law against sin…(Gen 3v19)

…but provide a sinless man who through his sacrifice demonstrates God’s righteousness…

…but open up a way of forgiveness!(Gen 3v21)


“For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord”Rom 6v23

God s promise in eden
God’s Promise in Eden

“And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; he shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”(Gen 3v15)

Seed of



Seed of



Thinking of the Flesh – Carnal Mind

Thinking of the Spirit – Pure, truth

Genesis 3v15 is the CORNERSTONE of the entire Bible!

Tree of life
Tree of Life

  • “So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden a Cherubim, even a flaming sword,which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

    • Angels as God’s manifestation

    • Psa 104v4

  • “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee today, thou shalt be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23v43)

  • “To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God” (Rev 2v7)

  • “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” (Rev 22v2)