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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 6155 fall, of Adam and Eve
6155 fall, of Adam and Eve

6155 fall, of Adam and Eve

The first human beings abused their God-given freedom. Their original disobedience and resultant expulsion from the Garden of Eden is usually referred to as “the fall”.

The first sin was the disobedience of Adam and Eve to God’s command

Ge 2:17; Ge 3:1-7 See also Hos 6:7; Ro 5:12,14; 2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:14

Causes of the fall

Disobedience Ge 2:16-17; Ge 3:1-3; Isa 43:27; Hos 6:7

Through satanic deception Ge 3:4,13; 2Co 11:3; 1Ti 2:14

Evil desire Ge 3:6

Adam and Eve tried to hide their disobedience

Ge 3:8-13 See also Job 31:33

The disobedience of Adam and Eve affected every relationship in life

Relationship with God Ge 3:22-23 See also Ge 4:14; Ps 90:3-10; Ro 1:20-21

Relationships among human beings Ge 3:16 See also Ge 4:1-8; Ro 1:18-32; Eph 2:1-3,11-12

The relationship between human beings and the creation Ge 3:17-19 See also Ge 3:14-15; Ge 4:10-12; Ro 8:19

The consequences of the disobedience of Adam and Eve

It leads to death and punishment Ro 5:12 See also Ro 1:18; 1Co 15:21-22; 1Th 1:10; 1Th 2:14-16

Sin springs from within the human mind, will and emotions Jas 1:13-15 See also Jas 4:6-7; 1Jn 2:15-17

See also

5023image of God
5033knowledge of good & evil
5634work & the fall
6024sin, effects of
6213participation in sin

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