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Summary: 7 of 7. Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin. But what is significant its entrance? 23 considerations regarding the entrance of sin. Sin entered in with ...

WHEN SIN ENTERED IN-VII—Genesis 3:1-24

Attention:

Little 5 yr. old Johnny told everyone he wanted to be a Medical Doctor.

His parents always encouraged Him that he could be anything he wanted to be.

One day while playing he hurt his eye & ran screaming to his Mommy, “Now I can’t be a Doctor!”

Mom was puzzled as to why he could no longer be a Doctor.

He responded, “Cause now I’ll have to be a pirate!”

Johnny assumed the injury permanently destroyed his dream!

We can assume the same with sin’s separation from God.

Need:

Why are things the way they are? Why does it seem that my life is an uphill battle? Why does God seem so far away? If God loves me, why is life so difficult? Is it possible to reconcile & communicate with this God?

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?

23 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)

Curse upon Satan:

14. Satan’s HUMILIATION(:14)

15. CLASS HATRED(:15a-c)

16. Satan’s DEFEAT(:15d-e)

Curse upon the Woman:

17. MONUMENTAL PAIN (:16a-b)

18. MARITAL COMPETITION(:16c-d)

Curse upon the Man:

19. WEAK CHOICE for AUTHORITY(:17a)

20. TOILSOME PROVISION (:17b-19)

21— Sin entered in with an...

EXPRESSION of HEADSHIP(:20)

Explanation: (:20) Authority

:20—“And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.”

The man now, ruling over his wife(:16), gives a name/title to his wife. Previously he had named(same verb) the animals(Gen. 2:19-20). This is an expression of his God-ordained authority. This is probably also the first hurdle to cross with his wife since the pronouncement of their curses had come into play along with the subsequent interruption of their marriage roles.

The man possesses authority to name his wife. Naming her “Eve,” a fitting title as her role is fulfilled in her foundationally being the bearer & implied raiser of the first children of mankind.

“To me it is perfectly clear how speedy was the fall after the creation of man. He had not before given his wife this her full & proper name. He had described what she was rather than who: it was only when sin had come in, & when others, had there been any, would have called her naturally the parent of death, that Adam (by what seems to be the guidance of God in faith) calls her rather the mother of the living. His soul, I cannot doubt, laid hold of the word that God had pronounced in judging the devil.”—ENT

“I believe Adam saw in faith that a living generation would come out of Eve -- a generation for God.”—ENT

“I do not think he called her Eve merely because she would be the mother of so many human beings. She would be the mother of all living. Every one of us who live Godward can say that Eve is our mother; that is, we are begotten of sovereign mercy.....In chapter 4, we have the line of Seth; God secures a generation -- a people calling on the name of the Lord (chap. 4:26) -- they are the living.”—ENT

Adam, exercising his true God-ordained headship, “calls his wife’s name” according to his desire & by that which represents her calling as a life-giver. He knew by faith, that the destiny of mankind would always encompass life in God’s graces.

“Called”—arq kaw-raw'—1) To call, call out, recite, read, cry out, proclaim. Strong—a primitive root [rather identical with 07122 through the idea of accosting a person met]; To call out to (i.e. properly, Address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications):-- Bewray [self], that are bidden, call (for, forth, self, upon), cry (unto), (be) famous, guest, invite, mention, (give) name, preach, (make) proclaim(-ation), pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say.

“Eve”—hwx khav-vaw'—="Life" or "living."

“Mother”—Ma 'em—Mother; Point of departure or division.

Argumentation:

Gen. 3:24—4:1—“So He drove out the man; & He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, & a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life.” “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, & she conceived & bore Cain, & said, “I have acquired a man from the LORD.””

Both Adam & Eve were driven out however Eve is not the point-person as is Adam.

Headship is ordained by God in the Law for His people:

Num. 5:29—“‘This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, while under her husband’s authority, goes astray & defiles herself,”

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