Death of Innocence

Genesis 3:6-7

“And the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die.’” Genesis 3:4.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23.

“So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.” Genesis 3:6.

There are three avenues of temptation and Satan uses all three on all of us without exception. That does not mean that we are always susceptible to all three, but it does mean that we will be weak in at least one of these areas. As you can see from the passage above, Eve fell in all three areas. We will see later that Satan used them in the exact same order in the temptation of Jesus in the wilderness.

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Deadly Tree

Genesis 3:1-5

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, ‘Has God indeed said, “You shall not eat of every tree of the garden”?’” Genesis 3:1.

We have all seen the cartoons and religious artwork done of this scene in the garden, some amusing and some very plausible; but I would like to take a chance and start with a clean sheet of paper with this scenario. The intention here is not to come up with some new doctrine; rather it is an attempt to think a little differently than we have been.

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