The Accuracy of Geneis 3: Romans 5:12-21

Text:  “...No prophesy of the Scripture (i.e. the Bible) is of any private interpretation.  For the prophesy came not in old time by the will of man; but holy men of God spake (and wrote!) as they were moved (i.e. or inspired) by the Holy Ghost.”
                                                                                                                 2 Peter 1:20-21.

Good morning, Bible-believing Christian!  Nothing can shake your faith in God, for your faith in God’s Word is both sure and, as a consequence, strong.  God’s inspired Word is your only authority; God’s Word is quite enough for you and quite enough for me also.  (Numbers 23:19)

Many today even, sad to say, among the universal church of God, would refer to the Genesis story of Creation, and particularly mankind’s fall from grace in Eden, as primitive myths, old traditional stories, which educated modern man could not possibly believe.  What ‘modernist’ twaddle!  What heresy!  What lack of true faith!        (1 Corinthians 2:12-16)

Believing as we do that ALL Scripture is given by inspiration of God the Holy Spirit, we do the Lord a terrible disservice when we refuse to believe His inspired account of Genesis.  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

Scripture supports Scripture; the New Testament verifies the truth of the Old Testament; the New Testament reveals the fulfilment of all God said would take place in the Old Testament.

Therefore, our Bible is as true and as relevant today as it was when holy men of God were inspired to write each precious Book contained therein. This fact is PROVEN by our passage this morning from Romans chapter 5; which of course confirms the complete accuracy of Genesis chapter 3.

Check it out for yourself, beloved in Christ!  (Acts 17:11)

Moses is the man most commonly believed to have been used of God the Holy Spirit to put into writing an account of the beginning of all things pertaining to mankind - his Creation; his fall into sin; and God’s Salvation plan; to name just a few.

The main theme of Genesis is man’s sin; the initial steps taken by God for his Redemption by  Divine Covenant (i.e. the Old Testament); a Covenant made between God and His chosen people.  (Genesis 17:1-8) (Exodus 6:7-8)

The Book of Genesis (i.e. beginnings) records this people’s history of failures and God’s gracious restorations; fallible creatures that we are. (1 John 1:8) (Isaiah 64:6)

Read Genesis chapter 3:, compare it with Romans chapter 5:12-21; and marvel at the accuracy of the Genesis account of man’s disobedience and God’s reconciling grace.  Nothing has changed to this day, has it?  (Hebrews 13:8)

Adam sinned against God, and all mankind which was to come from his loins fell from grace with him and were condemned to death.  “For the wages of sin is death...”  (Romans 6:23)  (Romans 5:12)

Christ, in His mercy, paid the terrible price for the sins of His people – all who would by God’s grace believe and receive His gift of Salvation. Therefore, it is His obedience to the Father’s Divine will that is imputed unto all who are born again of Him by faith - and thus we are SAVED. Hallelujah!  What a gracious Saviour Lord God!         (1 Peter 1:18-25)

This, then, is the Genesis message of Salvation in Christ alone.  This is also the message of the third chapter of Romans.  The New Testament message thus proves beyond a shadow of a doubt the veracity (i.e. truth) of the Old. 

Now, surely that is something to really boost our God-given faith in the Lord Jesus?  Amen!  Praise God for Jesus, and His Calvary Atonement for very real sinners like we.

Thought:       The Salvation story is old - yet ever new!

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