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Rebellion had its costs. The consequence of disobedience could hardly have been foreseen and its consequences surround us. - Part of the Redemption Through the Scriptures.
The Consequence of disobedience
The word ‘authority’ is not stated in this Genesis 2 passage, but it is implicit through the words spoken to or about mankind. Man has no right to make decisions in opposition to God. Nor is ‘free expression’ a good use of our God-given wills and reasoning capabilities, especially when it counters God’s will. He gave us choices and minds so that we can choose to obey and follow Him, and delight in doing so.
In Genesis 3 we find that the woman and then the man ate from the forbidden fruit. They both knew they should not eat it (Genesis 3:2-3), but ate anyway. Man spiritually died on the spot and was quickly ushered from the garden that God had prepared for them. “Then to Adam He (the Lord) said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you” (Genesis 2:17); they physically lived on for a time, but eventually their bodies fell under the full curse. God would shorten this time of physical life as history progressed.
They physically lived on for a time but eventually their bodies fell under the full curse. God would shorten this time as history progressed onward.
Part of this book, Redemption Through the Scriptures, is on the web (see below), but the completed book with all the other teaching materials including: the full study guide and available videos, audios, and powerpoints are included in the Discipleship 3rd level library along with other third level BFF publications. These resources enable you to not only grow in Christ, be like Christ but also to have Christ's plan lived out through your life! Or check out the book!
At this juncture, it is critical to see that death entered man’s experience. Man broke God’s Word and lost that spiritual union with God along with God’s blessing. Man’s disobedience ruined man’s joyful fellowship with God, delight in God’s creation and ongoing hope of sharing God’s glory.
It was all gone and man found himself barred from the garden of delight and naked, trying to find ways to cover his lost covering of God’s shared glory and immanence (Gen 3:7).5 And so in the world today man still uses all sorts of substitutes to find fulfillment with both relationships and things God has made. They never can, however, fulfill man. Only God can.
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