Friday, August 14, 2015

Genesis and the Gospel

There is a direct link between Genesis and the Gospel.

At the first stop, we learn that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”1 But what is sin? It means breaking God’s holy law. God gave the first law to Adam and Eve in the Garden, saying, “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat.”2
The second stop on the Romans Road says, “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”3 Death refers to separation, including body from soul or a person from God. Of course, Genesis 3 records the origin of death. When the real Adam and Eve disobeyed God, His justice demanded the death penalty. According to evolutionary history, man did not descend from Adam and Eve but evolved from animal ancestors that had been living and dying for billions of years. Those who believe this man-made version of history see no Adam in their past, so they struggle to understand the last Adam, Jesus.
Now for some good news....
~Brian Thomas, ICR "Does Genesis Matter to the Gospel?" Read the whole article at the link.

Gen. 1-11 is essential doctrine to all of Scripture. Heb. 11:1-3 also reiterate this. As Creator God creates a new heart/new man. As Creator He is also Judge, Owner, Savior, and Sustainer.

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