Summary: 3 of 7. Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin. What is significant about sin’s entrance? Sin entered in with....



“Sin is any personal lack of conformity to the moral character of God, or the law of God. Then sin is a disposition of the heart, it is a bent.”....“It is...any violation of the character or law of God, the moral character or the law of God.”.... “it’s ignoring God’s law, it’s violating God’s law.”

Rom. 14:23 tells us that “...whatever is not from faith is sin.” so that anything that you do that is not a direct act of faith in God is sin.”

“You study the Bible & you’re going to find out what God commands us to do & not to do, you’re going to find out the essential elements of God’s nature. And whenever we violate those, we sin.”.... “....there is no external cause of sin....It’s just choice.”— John MacArthur & that choice is afforded us & allowed by freewill.

Nothing you can do to prevent...


Genesis 3 explains the human dilemma, the seemingly endless frustrations we face thruout our lives.

“All the problems of the universe have their origin in the events of this historic account. I’ll say that again, all the problems in the universe, physical problems, spiritual problems, moral problems, social problems, economic problems, political problems, all the problems in the universe have their origin in the events of this historic account.”—John MacArthur

Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin.

The original appearance of sin is precisely documented in God’s word.

*What is significant about the entrance of sin?

*How is the entrance of sin to be regarded or how is it significant?

21 considerations regarding the entrance of sin.

Earlier in Genesis 3 we found that Sin entered in with ...

1. CUNNING(:1a)


3. Self-PROTECTION(:2-3)




7. KNOWLEDGE (:7a)

8. COVER UP(:7b)

9. FEAR(:8)

Section II



10— Sin entered in with ...



:9—“Then the LORD God called to Adam & said to him, “Where are you?””

YaHoVeH God calls directly to Adam(the man) rather than to both the man & the woman. Thus Adam is the point-man as it were.

God seeks for Adam to reveal his location. It is not as though God does not know their whereabouts. God is expressing the informed concern of parental care. The question is awakening Adam to the fact that His heavenly Father knows something(everything actually) is amiss & wants Adam to recognize it, man up, give it up & own it. Adam is given ample opportunity to approach God on his own rather than forcing the meeting Adam must dread.

“Called”—arq kaw-raw’—Verb Qal Waw Consecutive third masculine singular—1) To call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim1a) (Qal)—1a1) To call, cry, utter a loud sound, 1a2) To call unto, cry (for help), call(with name of God), 1a3) To proclaim, 1a4) To read aloud, read (to oneself), read, 1a5) To summon, invite, call for, call & commission, appoint, call & endow, 1a6) To call, name, give name to, call by.


Ex. 20:12—(5th Commandment)—“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you.”

Prov. 4:1-6—“Hear, my children, the instruction of a father, And give attention to know understanding; For I give you good doctrine: Do not forsake my law. When I was my father’s son, Tender & the only one in the sight of my mother, He also taught me, & said to me: “Let your heart retain my words; Keep my commands, & live. Get wisdom! Get understanding! Do not forget, nor turn away from the words of my mouth. Do not forsake her, & she will preserve you; Love her, & she will keep you.”


Prov. 29:15-17—“The rod & rebuke give wisdom, But a child left to himself brings shame to his mother. When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increases; But the righteous will see their fall. Correct your son, & he will give you rest; Yes, he will give delight to your soul.”

Eph. 6:4—“And you, fathers, do not provoke your children to wrath, but bring them up in the training & admonition of the Lord.”

Col. 3:21—“Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.”

Heb. 12:6-11—“For whom the LORD loves He chastens, And scourges every son whom He receives. If you endure chastening, God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom a father does not chasten? But if you are without chastening, of which all have become partakers, then you are illegitimate & not sons. Furthermore, we have had human fathers who corrected us, & we paid them respect. Shall we not much more readily be in subjection to the Father of spirits & live? For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed best to them, but He for our profit, that we may be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.”

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