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Summary: PARADISE LOST-PARADISE RESTORED

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GENESIS

OBSERVATION:

GENESIS IS A BOOK OF BEGINNINGS. ADAM AND EVE FAILED TO OBEY GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN AND WERE CAST OUT OF PARADISE FOR DISOBEYING GOD (GENESIS 3). GOD DEVISED A REDEMPTIVE PLAN THROUGH LINEAGE OF ONE FAMILY. THAT LINEAGE IS ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB AND JACOB’S TWELVE SONS (TRIBES), THE FATHERS OF THE NATION ISRAEL.

INTERPRETATION:

ROMANS 5: 14 (NKJV) NEVERTHELESS DEATH REIGNED FROM ADAM TO MOSES, EVEN OVER THOSE WHO HAD NOT SINNED ACCORDING TO THE LIKENESS OF THE TRANSGRESSION OF ADAM, WHO IS A TYPE OF HIM WHO WAS TO COME. (THE BOOK-PARAPHRASE) THEY ALL DIED AWAY- EVEN THOUGH THEY DID NOT DISOBEY AN EXPLICIT COMMANDMENT OF GOD, AS ADAM DID. WHAT A CONTRAST BETWEEN ADAM AND CHRIST, WHO WAS YET TO COME!

POINTS TO PONDER:

GOD CREATED ADAM FROM DIRT: CHRIST IS ETERNAL AND HAD NO BEGINNING.

ADAM SINNED AGAINST GOD IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN: CHRIST KNEW NO SIN BUT WAS MADE SIN FOR YOUR SALVATION.

ADAM’S SIN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN BROUGHT DEATH. CHRIST DEATH ON CALVARY BROUGHT LIFE FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE IN HIM.

ADAM EXALTED HIMSELF ABOVE GOD: CHRIST WAS EQUAL TO GOD YET HUMBLED HIMSELF TO THE CROSS TO OBEY HIS FATHER.

ADAM’S SIN IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN WAS PARADISE LOST: CHRIST’S CRUCIFIXION AND RESURRECTION BROUGHT ETERNAL LIFE FOR ALL BELIEVERS: PARADISE RESTORED!

APPLICATION: ADAM’S SIN AFFECTED MANKIND NEGATIVELY. CHRIST’S DEATH AND RESURRECTION ON CALVARY BROUGHT SALVATION TO ALL WHO BELIEVE


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