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Summary: 5 of 7. Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin. What is significant about sin’s entrance? Sin entered in with....

WHEN SIN ENTERED IN-V—Genesis 3:1-24

Attention:

Answers to Your Baby Questions for New Parents:

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A: When the kids are in college.

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You must have Three rings in marriage:—Engagement ring, wedding ring,& suffering.

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Young Son: Is it true, Dad, I heard that in some parts of Africa a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her?

Dad: That happens in every country, son.

Men & women love one another but are universally at odds.

Need:

Why are things the way they are? Why does it seem that my life is an uphill battle? Why is my marriage so strained? Why is my spouse so difficult to live with? Why do we argue all the time?

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)

2. IMPLICATION(:1b)

3. Self-PROTECTION(:2-3)

4. BLATANT UNDERSTATEMENT

5. BLATANT OVERSTATEMENT(:5)

6. RATIONALISM(:6)

7. KNOWLEDGE (:7a)

8. COVER UP(:7b)

9. FEAR(:8)

10. PARENTAL CONCERN(:9)

11. LIMITED CONFESSION(:10)

12. BLAME(:11-12)

13. ADMISSION (:13)

14. Satan’s HUMILIATION(:14)

15. CLASS HATRED(:15a-c)

16. Satan’s DEFEAT(:15d-e)

17— Sin entered in with...

MONUMENTAL PAIN (:16a-b)

Explanation: (:16a-b) Incapacitating

:16—“To the woman He said: “I will greatly multiply your sorrow & your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband, And he shall rule over you.””

God levies curses upon the three participants in the order of their involvement. It is noteworthy that neither the woman nor the man are actually cursed. It is the snake & the soil that is cursed(:14c, :17b).

God now brings a curse specifically effecting the intended role of the woman. It is implied, from :14b, that the curse is her lot due to her active participation in the sin. Though the woman will indeed bruise Satan’s head, her involvement in sin secures a curse directly effecting her role as a mother & wife.

“It is significant that at the highest point of her self-fulfillment(the birth of a child), the woman will experience both a multiplied “sorrow” “AND” “conception.”—Victor Hamilton/John MacArthur

The woman’s “conception” will be multiplied....

She will be enabled to 1)Become pregnant at any time & 2)To have one child after the other.

Evidently before the curse the above was not the case. She & her husband had been charged with being fruitful & multiplying(1:28) but the frequency is changed as a consequence of curse upon the entrance of sin.

As a result of the woman’s sin, she & all women are doomed to experience both multiplied sorrow as well as multiplied conception.

Some authors view this as the intensification of labor pains, presented plainly with the reciprocating “in pain you shall bring forth children,” which evidently would not have been present before sin entered the picture.

This lets us in on the general course(role) intended for the wife. She is destined, as the husband’s counterpart(2:18) to produce children in the relationship.

The blessing of bearing children becomes just that—bearing rather than blessing. From this point on a woman’s physical “pain” will usher in the birth of every son & daughter of man.

However, this is a picture of the pain with which God ‘gives birth’ to those who disobey Him...it is bittersweet. Sinners w/ freewill are born into the world.

*It pictures the pain of living in sin. Thus “in those moments of life’s greatest blessing—marriage & children—the woman would sense most clearly the painful consequences of her rebellion from God.” “In the pain of the birth of every child, there was to be a reminder of the hope that lay in God’s promise.”—John Sailhammer

“Greatly”—hbr raw-baw’—1) Be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous.

“Multiply”—hbr raw-baw’—Verb Hifil Imperfect first common singular—1) Be or become great, be or become many, be or become much, be or become numerous—1c) (Hiphil)—1c1) To make much, make many, have many—1c1a) To multiply, increase, 1c1b) To make much to do, do much in respect of, transgress greatly, 1c1c) To increase greatly or exceedingly, 1c2) To make great, enlarge, do much.

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