Posts on Gazing at Glory
Letter to the Editor: Regarding the Petition (great letter from Bryan professor; note especially comments about academic freedom and Christian colleges)
Tweets: Tweeting through Genesis 3
the serpent was more cunning than any beast … God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said…?” Gen 3:1 NKJV #deception
In his deceitful craftiness, Satan put a question mark where God had put a period. His strategy continues, and many fall for it. #deception
Satan’s strategy: question God’s Word, contradict God’s Word, attack God’s character. It worked in the garden, it still works today.
“They were deceived, disobeyed, and were driven from that holy ground.” From @Michael_Card ‘s song, “The Beginning,” on The Ancient Faith
I will put enmity between you & the woman,& between your seed & her Seed; [He’ll] bruise your head,& [you’ll] bruise His heel. Gen 3:15 NKJV
Before pronouncing the consequences of their sin, God proclaims the gospel to Adam & Eve in the first prophecy of the God-man Savior, Jesus.
The curse on sin in Gen 3 accounts for all the suffering, disease, & death we have in this life. We have to wait for Rev 21 for its removal.
Although Eve had not yet had children, God promised a Seed from her. Adam’s name for her indicated faith in the promise of God.
God sought out Adam & Eve, who tried to cover themselves and play the blame game. God promised a Savior and clothed them with animal skins.
[God] “drove out the man…placed cherubim…east of the garden… a flaming sword…to guard the way to the tree of life.” Gen 3:24 NKJV
Tree of life off limits when man is banished from garden, but it is on the menu for believers in the new heavens & new earth (Rev 2:7, 22:2)
After Gen 3:24, cherubim not mentioned again till Exod 25:18. Symbolically guarding access to God on ark of the covenant, on the mercy seat.
Our access to God is through Jesus only, His blood & righteousness. Eternal life & one day tree of life, among benefits of knowing Him.
“My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness; I dare not trust the sweetest frame, but wholly lean on Jesus’ name.”