How sin entered into the world

Sin is deceiving and it’s world wide, everywhere you go you will find sin. You can’t see sin, but you sure can see the results of it. The religious world  today puts little or no emphases whatsoever on the subject of sin, why, because it’s being taught today in most denominations the death of Christ on the cross, paid the penalty for past, present, and future sins, he did die for our past sins as we read in Romans 3:25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God;

Did you ever wonder how sin entered into the world? If we read the first three chapters of the book of Geneses, it tells us how sin entered the world. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. How did God create the world? God spoke all things into existence, or you could say, he did it by his word. Genesis 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them. Genesis 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. Genesis 2:8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. I don’t think we can imagine what this garden looked like, I would say it was the most beautiful and the most productive garden that was ever in existence. Genesis 2:15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. What a privilege God gave to Adam when he put him in the Garden of Eden to dress and to keep it. Genesis 2:16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: Adam I sure hope you’re paying attention to what God is about to tell you. Genesis 2:17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. [God is so good]  Genesis 2:21 And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; When God performs and operation, there will be no stitches or a scars left on the body. Genesis 2:22 And the rib, which the LORD God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. God didn’t want Adam to be alone so he created an help meet for him and he even brought her to him. Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Genesis 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden? The bible doesn’t say what this serpent was or what it looked like, if it was not Satan I would say he had something to do with it. We know in the book of Isaiah, chapter fourteen, God cast Satan out of heaven because he tried to exalt himself above the throne of God. I believe the bible says one third of the angels also followed Satan when God cast him out of heaven. Maybe he landed in the Garden of Eden, a possibility. Genesis 3:4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: You better be aware Eve, did not God say thou shalt not eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, if you do thou shalt surely die) Genesis 3:5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil. The temptation of this deceiving serpent over whelmed Eve and she gave in to the serpent. Genesis 3:6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Genesis 3:7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons. (Were they not naked before and thought nothing of it)

The very moment Adam ate of the forbidden  fruit, their eyes were opened, and they died, exactly as God had said, not a physical death, but a Spiritual death. When Adam ate of the forbidden fruit this was the biggest mistake man has ever made. I believe if Adam had not eaten of the forbidden fruit There would be no reason why Adam and Eve could not be living in the garden today, but because of Adam’s sin they were both cast out of the most beautiful garden that ever existed. Adam did not have to sin, but he made the wrong choice and that was the downfall of man. Adam was created perfect and without sin, because there was no sin in the world at that time.
Genesis 3:8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. Genesis 3:9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? God knew exactly where they were, there is no way we can hide from God. Why did Adam try to hide from God? Genesis 3:10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. Genesis 3:11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? God plainly told Adam not to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, if you do thou shalt surely die. not a physical death but a Spiritual death. Adam lived for 930 years and he died a physical death. Genesis 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. Adam knew he was to blame, so what did he do, he blamed his wife Eve. I believe this is where the name blame started.
Genesis 3:13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat. The word beguile means, [lead by deception] Not only did Eve eat of the forbidden fruit, she also brought it to Adam and he did eat. Adam was not forced to eat the forbidden fruit, he did it with eyes wide open, 
Genesis 3:14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: Genesis 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed {Satan’s people}  and her seed; {Gods people} it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee. Genesis 3:17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Genesis 3:23 Therefore the LORD God sent them forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. Genesis 3:24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
 
Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned: Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; We know that by one man, (Adam) and by his disobedience in the Garden of Eden, sin entered into the world, not only did sin enter the world, death came right along with it. Romans 5:13 (For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed {or held accountable to} when there is no law. From the creation of Adam in the Garden of Eden, until God gave the law to Moses was about 1491 years.
 
Although there was no specific law between Adam and Moses by which man could be held accountable, the fact is, they all died indicates God was holding them responsible because of the sin Adam committed in the Garden of Eden.
We  know by one man {Adam} sin entered into the whole world, and everyone born since was born with a sinful nature. We cannot have fellowship with God and possess a sinful nature or a carnal mind as the religious world believes today. Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not  subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. My question is, how can we regain that fellowship Adam had with God before he sinned? We must remember Adam was created perfect and without sin because there was no sin in the world at that time. How can we have the same fellowship Adam had with God before he sinned? >>>>>>>>WE MUST BE BORN AGAIN.
In the book of St John beginning with chapter 3 Jesus was talking to a man named Nicodemus who was a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews. As we see Nicodemus held a high position in the synagogue. St. John 3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Why did Nicodemus come by night to talk to Jesus? Nicodemus knew if he was seen talking to this man called Jesus, the Jewish leaders would cast him out of the synagogue. The Pharisees and other religious leaders wanted nothing to do with Jesus because his teachings were so contrary to what they taught they wanted nothing to do with him. This next scripture reveals how we can regain the same fellowship Adam had with God before he sinned  in the Garden of Eden.
St. John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 
St. John 3:4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? I would say Nicodemus had a puzzled look on his face and didn’t have the slightest idea what this man called Jesus was talking about when he said, we must be born again. Why must we be born again? Our first birth, the natural birth, from the womb of our mother, we were born with a sinful nature because of Adams sin in the Garden of Eden when he ate of the forbidden fruit. So in order to have that same perfect sinless fellowship Adam had with God, before he was cast out of the garden, Jesus said we must be born again.  Adam was created perfect and without sin. Can we come to the same perfect and sinless fellowship Adam had with God before he sinned against God in the Garden of Eden? 
We must remember Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 
Being born again is an entirely different subject which I will not get unto at this time, I hope to in the near future.  AMEN!!!!
  
Dean Holida