Sermon Illustrations

John Bevere notes: That when Adam sinned in the Garden he not only became subject to decay and death all of creation itself suffered the consequence of Adams choice to sin.

i. “Consequently, not only Adam but all creation he was placed over immediately took the nature of death. Prior to Adam’s treason-animals didn’t devour and eat flesh, nor did they die. Tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, famines, disease, and pestilence didn’t exist. This all resulted from and not guarding what God entrusted to his care, now not only mankind had the nature of death, but all creation as well. We read: “Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. Romans 8:20-21 (NLT)” Nature wasn’t cursed with death by its own choice, but rather by man’s insubordination to God. He didn’t protect what was entrusted to his care. Adam subjected not only nature, but himself, his wife, and future offspring to what was originally Lucifer’s curse, separation from God. What treachery; what treason!” (Page 76, Driven by Eternity).