Genesis Chapter Three
Welcome to Empty Cross Ministries Wednesday Bible Study. The name of the program is KJV Exposed because we use the King James Version and look at each verse, break it down and bring it to life and expose the meaning. Tonight we are looking at Genesis Chapter three.
Genesis 3 contains 24 verses which depict the fall of man and their exile from the Garden. In Chapter Three we see the fall of man, the introduction of sin through the subtely of the serpent(that is satan) and his deception of Eve who then brought Adam into her sin.
We closed Chapter two with this verse:
Gen.2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
We will see the significance of this in a few minutes. (Read Genesis 3)
Genesis 3:1 says that the serpent was the most cunning among all the animals that God had created. It knew that the Lord had commanded Adam to eat fruit from all of the trees in the garden except for the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
So, the serpent decided to tempt Adam’s wife. The woman claimed that God had forbidden her from eating of the tree lest she be killed. The serpent, however, countered her belief and told her that the fruit would not kill her, but give her knowledge equal to that of God. The woman ate the fruit and, afterwards, convinced Adam to do so as well.
Man Hides from God
Immediately after Adam had eaten the forbidden fruit, they noticed that they were naked and sewed leaves together to cover their bodies. Later, when they heard God walking in the garden, they hid themselves from Him in the bushes. When God called to them, asking where they were, Adam replied that they were hiding because of their nudity. When He asked how they came to know they were nude, they told the Lord of how the woman had been tricked by the serpent, and Adam by the woman.
Because of its deceit, the Lord cursed the snake and told it that He would create enmity between it and the woman. He said that man would crush the serpent’s head as the serpent would strike man’s heel. God told the woman that she would suffer through painful child birth and that her husband would rule over her. Adam was told that he would labor to survive all the days of his life. Finally, God told them that because they came from dust, they would return to dust after death.
Adam named the woman Eve, because she was the mother of all mankind. The Lord knew that man was now able to differentiate between good and evil and therefore decided to banish them from Eden. He placed a flaming sword at the entrance in order to prevent man from reentering the Garden.