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Author Neufeld, Gerald
Source CiteSeerX
Content type Text
File Format PDF
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword God Judgment Woman Man ♦ Study Note ♦ Perfect Man ♦ Sin Continue ♦ God Command ♦ Ultimate Revelation ♦ Jesus Christ ♦ Severe Consequence ♦ Direct Violation ♦ Temporal Consequence ♦ Human Suffering ♦ First Thing ♦ Child Birth ♦ Human Flesh
Abstract God had commanded Adam not to eat from the tree of good and evil. God also warned of the severe consequences of disobeying his command (Genesis 2:16-17). Yet one of the first things we are told is that the serpent tempted Eve to eat from this tree. She did so, moreover she gave the fruit to Adam and he also ate in direct violation of God’s command. God now confronts in this order: the serpent, the woman and finally the man specifically declaring his judgment on them. From these judgments we begin to see the character of God, his holiness, righteousness and justice; but we also see in his dealing with Adam and Eve his grace, and mercy, forbearance, faithfulness and kindness which foreshadows the ultimate revelation of his character, the sending of his Son to take on human flesh and sin, and so reunite us with him. Notes: This passage describes the beginning of human suffering: personal, spiritual and physical. Instead of being fully in the “image of God ’ and bringing order to nature, man himself, falls into disorder. It was not until the perfect Man, Jesus Christ, came that nature and community could be set again in order. God now offers forgiveness of our sins through grace alone by faith alone, but the temporal consequences of sin continue to be with us; there is pain in child birth, toil and
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study