Monday, February 24, 2014

WHO SINNED FIRST?


When the Bible states in 1 Timothy 2:14, "... and it was not Adam who was deceived by Satan. The woman was deceived, and sin was the result." it is not giving man a free pass. Far from it, because before Eve was deceived, Adam was disobedient. That's right. 

God gave Adam the responsibility to guard over the garden, and the earth, from all renegades. God told Adam to subdue and have dominion over all living creatures.

Look how Genesis 3:6 reads; "The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too."

Did you see that, Adam wasn't off in some other area of the garden during Eve's conversation? He was right there beside her. He heard the whole chat between his wife and the serpent. He could have easily commanded the serpent to stop and cast it out of the garden, but HE DIDN'T!

Adam could of obeyed God and used his authority to cast the enemy out, and saved Eve from her deception, but HE DIDN'T!

Adam's DISOBEDIENCE caused Eve's DECEPTION!
The New Testament addresses this disobedience: "For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so also by one Man’s obedience many will be made righteous. Romans 5:19 NKJ

Adam's disobedience affects every one of us, but so can Jesus' obedience if you receive it. Praise God! In the same way we took on a sinner's nature through the first Adam's disobedience, now through Jesus' obedience, we can take on God's righteous nature by receiving Him as our Lord. Wow, great news, right?

But let me go back for a minute on this subject. When it comes to our marriages and families guys, our disobedience affects those close to us. May we hear God and understand His principles to the degree that we walk in obedience to them.

Christian man, you have been given all authority in Jesus name... stand up and declare, "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!" Others are depending on it!

Blessings friends, Karl