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Why is sin so dangerous?

Genesis 4:5b Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast. Cain thought his offering was perfectly fine, and that God was lucky to have it. He should have received God’s favor, he thought, not his frown. What kind of God would disapprove of an offering anyway? Cain...

What was the first clothing?

Genesis 3:21 The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. The only way to get skin off an animal is to kill it, so this was the first animal sacrifice. Animals were likely tame before the fall, and may have been like pets. Adam and Eve...

Is death natural?

Genesis 3:19 By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. Even though the Promised One would fix the problem of sin, there would still be...

What is the first prophecy in the Bible?

Genesis 3:15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel. This is God’s solution to the problem of sin, which he spoke to the devil. It is a messianic prophecy that is...

How do people hide from God?

Genesis 3:8 Then the man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord God as he was walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and they hid from the Lord God among the trees of the garden. This was a little desperate, but for all they knew, God was coming to kill...

What was the first sin?

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. The first duty of a Christian...

How do we know that God is good?

Genesis 3:5 God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Satan wanted Adam and Eve to doubt the goodness of God, so he focused on what God withheld. They were free to eat from every tree in the...

What was the first temptation?

Genesis 3:1b He said to the woman, Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden? This is the first temptation of a human being, and it is brilliant. If Satan can make us doubt God’s word, he can make us doubt God’s love, and also his laws. That is...