September 29, 2022
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The Beginning Of Sin

Episode 3

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Kevin Simpson

Founder, author, and bible teacher

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Alpha

As we read these first four chapters of Genesis, we believe is the groundwork for us to understand the rest of the bible. The mystery we need to understand about Genesis chapters one to four, is the author of the story. And for most within the Christian community, and among Christian academia, Moses is the author of the first four books of Genesis. But I am not sure if anyone was able to ask the question, “where Moses got the information from to be able to write the four first books of the bible, and more so the first four chapters of Genesis?” 

Because from what I know about Moses, his birth took place in Egypt and that is a long time after the first four chapters of Genesis, and when we read the first four chapters of Genesis, it is clear we are being presented with a historical view of the past concerning a man named Adam.  

For me however, when I read the first four chapters of Genesis, I see these first four chapters of Genesis as the story of Adam, a scriptural document he passed on to his children that falls in the hands of Moses after he led the children of Israel out of Egypt. And it would also help us understand why Moses moved so quickly to kill the Egyptian he saw persecuting an Israelite. 

Could it be that he might have come across the history of his people being raised by his own mother in the house of Pharaoh and after learning he was an Israelite himself was seeking out a way in which he could free his people from this terrible bondage being an adopted prince of Egypt?  

I believe this to be the case when it comes to Moses, and after leading his people out of slavery, he took the time to compile the document and history of Adam by copying the work left behind by Noah, or one of Noah’s sons who took the document and history of the old world with him on the ark. Moses, I believe put together the story of the past, the history of the generations of Adam, along with the story of his birth, his crime of murder, and his encounter with God to have led him to lead Israel out of bondage, so that when we come to chapters three of Genesis, we can understand why Lucifer was given the title of a serpent in the story. 

Seeing things through this revelation, we can now understand the mysteries of the scriptures as we follow the human drama surrounding the fall of man, and how we came in possession of the bible. Because as we read the opening of Genesis chapters three, we can hear the human emotion being poured out in the story and a Man writing out his confession along with the history of creation as he tells us the story of how we came to be where we are today on his account. 

The story of Genesis opens like this, Genesis 3:1-24, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, yes, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? And the woman said unto the serpent, we may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree, which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.” 

And as we read these verses, we should get the impression, we are being told a story concerning something that has already taken place, and that this reading is an account of the events that took place before Adam sat down to write down what took place after God created the heavens and the earth and gave him rule over the earth, and in his heart found it pleasing to have created all things with man in control.  

Therefore, when we read these opening verses of Genesis chapters three and heard the use of the title serpent given to Lucifer, we should get the impression at this point, Adam was angry with Lucifer for what he had done leading him into a trap that cost him his life. So, writing down this history and account of creation starting at chapters one, Adam is making a confession, and his confession is a report of what took place, it is a report of judgment, mercy, and God’s promise to redeem humanity from his rebellion, and the way God will redeem humanity is through one of Adam’s sons to come called the seed of the woman in Genesis chapters three. 

However, let us finish the story of how things got out of hand and why this mystery is important to know and hold on to because God told Adam not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, and approaching Eve, Lucifer tempted Eve, and the bible told us, “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.” 

Now, after eating, the bible told us, “The eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked;” in other words, at this point they came to realize they were deceived by Lucifer, and coming to this realization the bible told us, “They sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.” They were trying to cover up their sins because they knew what would have happened should this rebellion came out in the open.  

Nevertheless, and despite their trying to cover their sins, or rebellion, “They heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.” They were terrified, because the presence of God carries with it the judgment of God against their rebellion although it was not in the mind of God.

“And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. And he said, who told thee that thou were naked? Have thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?” And the man said, the woman whom thou gave to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. And the LORD God said unto the woman, what is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, the serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.” 

Upon his return, God did not come to judge Adam and his wife, however, because of his sin, and because he had broken the covenant of God, and because of the penalty that would come upon his life because of God’s warning, not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, Adam ran from God and what followed was the judgment of God. However, mercy was discovered in the midst of judgment, and it is from this point of mercy and promise made to Adam and his wife the human heart has been looking and waiting for the savior. 

Matthew 2:1-2 “Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east and are come to worship him.” And as we continue to read the third chapter of Genesis, we read the judgment that came upon Adam and his wife which is a foreshadow of the coming judgment at the end of the world of men. 

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel. 

Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. And unto Adam he said, because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it was thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. 

And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins and clothed them. And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever: Therefore, the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So, he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherub, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life. 

But will we have access to the tree of life, and the garden of God in the future, reading the story of Genesis with the understanding this is the story of Adam, and with the understanding the bible is the account and experience of real people, if we believe their account, we then can say with confidence, we will have access to the tree of life and God’s garden in the future should we accept the son of Adam prophesied to the our savior and king.

John the Revelator, Revelation 22:1-3 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

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