ENG BIBLE INTERPRETATION.docx - Nate Madison ENG210 Prof Mathai Final Presentation Scriptural Interpretation Prophetic Hope in the Curse of the Fall

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Nate Madison ENG210, Prof. Mathai 4-24-18 Final Presentation: Scriptural Interpretation Prophetic Hope in the Curse of the Fall Genesis 3 recounts the tragedy of the first human sin and its consequences. When God created the world, He called it “very good,” Mankind, He created in His own image, to be like Him and reign over the earth alongside Him. Aside from a single tree, the first humans, Adam and Eve, had unrestricted access to all creation. All of their needs were met, and they had a perfect relationship with God and each other. And yet, at the first sign of temptation, they caved. The devil came to them, tempted them, and they ate from the single forbidden tree. Though they tried their best, they couldn’t hide from God; and when He ‘found’ them, He pronounced consequences for their sin. According to verses 16-19, God caused great pain to accompany childbearing; and made labor in the fields an endless, oft fruitless toil. Adam and Eve were then cast from the garden and the presence of God. Overall, this chapter is a dark one for mankind. They lost a perfect relationship with God and ruined the world as He intended it to be. Their punishment was not unduly given. Still, in the midst of the tragedy, a glimmer of hope can be seen in the curse of the serpent. Genesis 3:14-15 reads: “ So the L ORD  God said to the serpent,  “Because you have done this, “Cursed are you above all livestock and all wild animals! You will 
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  • Spring '18
  • Vargese Mathai
  • It, Sample, Final Project, Adam and Eve, Book of Genesis, Matthew Henry, Judson University, Genesis 3 Breakdown, ENG210

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