The Results of what Man and Woman Did
1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the
LORD God had made. He said to the woman, "Did God really say, 'You must not
eat from any tree in the garden'?" 2 The woman said to the
serpent, "We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, 3 but
God did say, 'You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the
garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.' " 4
"You will not surely die," the serpent said to the woman. 5
"For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you
will be like God, knowing good and evil."
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. 9 But the LORD God called to the man, "Where are you?" 10 He answered, "I heard you in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid." 11 And He said, "Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?" 12 The man said, "The woman you put here with me-she gave me some fruit from the tree, and I ate it." 13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?" The woman said, "The serpent deceived me, and I ate."
14 So the LORD God said to the
serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the
livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will
eat dust all the days of your life. 15 And 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."
21The LORD God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them. 22 And the LORD God said, "The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil. He must not be allowed to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever." 23 So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. 24 After he drove the man out, he placed on the east side of the Garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life.
A brief Bible study: In Genesis 1, you will find the account of God creating all things out of nothing and that all He created was good. Included in this is God's decision to make Man in His image (verse 26). That means man was created with an eternal soul, a soul that will never die.
Later on, in Genesis 2:16-17, God tells Adam, the first man, how it is possible for him to die. If Adam chooses to disobey one law, or command, he will die. This is where that eternal soul now can be separated from the friendship with God, the One Who loves him and the Giver of all good things.
When Adam sins, he and Eve hide from God, and then both are removed from the beautiful garden of Eden and God. (Genesis 3:8, 23). Later on God made a way for man and woman to have and keep friendship with God forever. God made it happen sending His only begotten Son to us, personally, to die for all of the laws, or commands, that we did not obey, that is called sin, or doing wrong.
God's only begotten Son's Name is Jesus Christ. When we accept the fact that Jesus s AtonedBring me to Creation
Bring me to the Personal God.
I miss that nice Garden.
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