Summary: The docrine of the Fall and Salvation of man are central to Biblical Truth
The 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God
4. The Fall of Man
a. Man was created good and upright; for God said, "Let us make man in our own image, after our likeness."
b. However, man by voluntary transgression fell and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual
death, which is separation from God.
5. The Salvation of Man (sure would hate to just preach on the fall, and not conclude with the Good News!)
a. Man’s only hope of redemption is through the shed blood of Jesus Christ the Son of God.
b. Conditions to Salvation:
i. Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ.
ii. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, being justified by grace through faith,
man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
c. The Evidence of Salvation
i. The inward evidence of salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit.
ii. The outward evidence to all men is a life of righteousness and true holiness.
Let’s Talk About the Fall of Man . . .
AP 1/3/02 “Pasers-by Rob Dead Woman.” It’s a new year. Has the human condition
changed? On New Year’s Day 2002, passers-by robbed the body of a Las Vegas woman
killed after she was hit by three vehicles. Las Vegas police said the first two vehicles that
struck 42-year-old Lynette Spiller drove away. While Spiller’s body was pinned under the
third car, passers-by combed through her purse, wallet, and backpack. Detective Doug
Nutton said one person later gave police Spiller’s identification card, saying it had been
found elsewhere. Police said Spiller was jaywalking, but the drivers of the first two cars
could be charged with felony hit-and-run. The driver of the third car stopped.
I. Things started out pretty good – in fact, they started out very good.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the
sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the
ground." 27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created
them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule
over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground." 29 Then
God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in
it. They will be yours for food. 30 And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures
that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food." And it was so.
31 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. And there was evening, and there was morning--the sixth
Genesis 2:8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed.
9 And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground--trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for