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Summary: IN THIS MESSAGE WE SEE THREE THINGS ABOUT ADAM AND EVE: I-THEIR CONDITION BEFORE THEIR SIN, II-THEIR CONSEQUENCES AFTER THEIR SIN,AND III-THEIR COVERING FOR THEIR SIN.

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WEARING THE WRONG CLOTHES

GENESIS 2:15-17,25-3:6-10,21

There was a little cartoon of a couple leaving church one Sunday. They had made their way around the preacher. But in this particular church, the preacher was out in the front and the couple was going around him. The man’s wife was about a half-step in front of him. He was going out with his head bowed, dejected. he was kind of towering over him. After they got out of earshot of the preacher, she turns to the man in the cartoon and said, "Harold, don’t you understand? Don’t look so dejected! That sermon was for everybody there, not just you!"

Well, when you look at Genesis 3, you recognize that the message is for everybody. It speaks to all of us, for it speaks of sin.

Romans 5:12 says, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

This is the Chapter that Paul was talking about that showed how sin entered into the world through Adam and Eve.

We have a saying, an apple a day will keep the Doctor away. This wasn’t true in Adam’s case, for this apple or fruit made him sick.

In this chapter, it talks about clothing for the first time. Anytime we see something in the Bible for the first time, it is important. Thus let us study the story about these garments and gleam the spiritual message.

I-NOTICE THEIR CONDITION BEFORE THEIR SIN:

A-We See They Were Innocent:

Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

The Bible says that they had no outward clothes on. One might say, they would have fit right in our modern society which not only say take it, but they do take it off.

Several years ago, a Russian was visiting our country. He was asked, what was one thing that stood out in America more than anything else? He replied, the picture of a naked woman.

According to The Law Officer magazine, “since the mini-skirt was introduced by London designer Mary Quant in 1964, incidents of rape have increased by 68 percent in the United States and by 90 percent in England.” The rise in mini-skirts has caused a corresponding rise in rape and incident assault cases.

Today some defend nudity by saying, Adam and Eve were naked, so it make it all right.

But it is not alright, for they lived in a place where there was no sin, plus they had on some clothing. You say what do you mean”

Psalm 104:2 says, Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:

Psalm 8:5 For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.

These verses tell us that God was clothed in light and glory, and when he made man, he clothed him in His glory.

B-We See They Were Instructed: 2:15-17

Genesis 2:15-17 And the Lord God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. [16] And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: [17] 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 thou shalt surely die.


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