The Berean Expositor
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Let us give an example. After having read Gen. 1: 24-31 say, Can you tell me what
were made on the sixth day?
Did God say the same words when He made animals and man?
What connection is there between man and God by his creation? (Image).
What connection and contrasts between man and animals? (1. The same order of
creation, yet has, 2. Dominion, 3. Different food).
#3. Man.--His Fall.
pp. 95, 96
We have looked into the Scriptures and learned something about God, the Creator, and
man, the greatest of His creatures, and have read just two chapters in the first book of the
Bible. When we read the third chapter we come to a sad story, for there we read that man
sinned and fell.
One word summarizes the sin of Adam, disobedience.  Gen. 2: 17  gives the
command, Gen. 3: 1-5 the temptation, and Gen. 3: 6 the disobedience. Notice,
disobedience is connected with "hearkening" to a voice other than that of God (3: 17,
also 1-5). It may be that of our dearest friend (Eve), or our deadliest foe (serpent), it is
all the same if it opposes the Word of God. Abraham was "blessed" because he obeyed
God's voice (Gen. 22: 18), but Jacob suffered severely because he obeyed his mother's
voice to do wrong (27: 8). Blessing is promised to obedience in Deut. 11: 27, but a
curse to disobedience in 11: 28. See what Samuel told Saul (I Sam. 15: 22, and notice
whose voice Saul obeyed [verse 24]). Adam's disobedience "made many sinners"
(Rom. 5: 19); it opened the door for sin to enter the world, "and death by sin".
Gen. 2: 17 clearly tells us that "the wages of sin is death". The statement of Gen. 3: 19
shows us that "death entered by sin", and Rom. 5: 14 tells us "death reigned from Adam
to Moses", "that through the offence of one many have died" (verse 15). "The sting of
death is sin" (I Cor. 15: 56).
Not only have all the children of Adam inherited a fallen nature and passes under
condemnation, but every one of them has sinned (Rom. 3: 23). "All have gone astray"
(Isa. 53: 6), "their own way" being the way of sin just as "hearkening" to any other voice
leads to disobedience.
Rom. 3: 10-12 speaks of "none" and "all"; notice what is said. Verses 13-18 speak
of the throat, the tongue, the lips, the mouth, the feet, the ways, the eyes. The words in
verse 18 seem to be the cause of all the rest. The heart of man is the fountain of evil