The Tragedy of Sin (Genesis 3:1-13)

The Tragedy of Sin

Genesis 3:1-13

I. The temptation (Genesis 3:1-5)

    A. Focuses on the negative
    B. Suggests we can interpret what God says however we please
    C. Creates a false distance between man and his Lord
    D. Even Eve adds her own prohibition – “nor shall you touch it” (cf. Genesis 2:16-17)

II. The sin (Genesis 3:6)

    A. Eve was deceived (John 8:44; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; 15:33; Galatians 6:7-8; James 1:12-17)
    B. Adam was not innocent – he was “with her”

III. Who is to blame? (Genesis 3:8-13)

    A. Adam blamed both God and Eve (James 1:13)
    B. Eve blamed Satan (1 Corinthians 10:13)

For an excellent in-depth study of the book of Genesis, I highly recommend Michael Whitworth’s The Epic of God. Purchase at this link.

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