Soon after creating Adam and Eve, they disobeyed God and sin came into our world. God had commanded “of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, [they should] not eat of it: for in the day that [they ate] thereof [they would] surely die” (Genesis 2:17). However, they chose to go against God’s command, thus disease, death and decay was introduced to earth.
1. a. What is God seen doing after Adam and Even sinned? Genesis 3:8
And [Adam and Eve] heard the voice of the LORD God _________________in the garden in the cool of the day.
b. What did God ask when He came into the Garden? Genesis 3:9
And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, ______________art thou?
2. What was Adam’s response to God’s call? Genesis 3:10
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I __________________ myself.
“After they sinned, God came to the Garden looking for Adam and Eve. However, they hid themselves from God because of their guilt. In their innocence and holiness they had joyfully welcomed the approach of their Creator; but now they fled in terror, and sought to hide in the deepest recesses of the garden. But “the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?” (Patriarchs and Prophets, p.57).
3. a. Who did Adam blame for his sin? Genesis 3:12
And the man said, the _______________________ whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.
b. Who did Eve blame for her transgression? Genesis 3:13
And the woman said, the ____________________________ beguiled me, and I did eat.
“Adam could neither deny nor excuse his sin; but instead of manifesting penitence, he endeavored to cast the blame upon his wife, and thus upon God Himself: “The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.” He who, from love to Eve, had deliberately chosen to forfeit the approval of God, his home in Paradise, and an eternal life of joy, could now, after his fall, endeavor to make his companion, and even the Creator Himself, responsible for the transgression. So terrible is the power of sin” (Patriarchs and Prophets, p. 57).
4. What was God’s response to being blamed for sin? Genesis 3:15
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall ___________________________ thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
God came to the Garden of Eden looking for Adam and Eve not to kill them for their transgression, but to bring the good news of Salvation. In this first instance of Biblical prophecy, God promised that one day, the Seed, Jesus Christ, would crush the head of the serpent, Satan, and redeem Adam and Even and their descendants from curse of sin and death.
5. a. What was one of the consequences Eve had to face? Genesis 3:16
I will greatly multiply thy _____________________ and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children.
b. What was one of the consequences Adam had to face? Genesis 3:17
Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in ____________________________ shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life.
God never ordained sorrow from the beginning, but after sin, the “life of toil and care which was henceforth to be man’s lot was appointed in love. It was a discipline rendered needful by his sin, to place a check upon the indulgence of appetite and passion, to develop habits of self-control. It was a part of God’s great plan for man’s recovery from the ruin and degradation of sin.” Courage and Conflict, p18.
6. What else did God do in Eden that day? Genesis 3:21
Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make _________________ of _____________, and clothed them.
To get skins to make these coats, an animal had to die. God offered up a lamb to be sacrificed to get skins to clothe Adam and Eve. These lambs represented Christ who would later die on the cross.
7. How is Jesus called in Revelation 13:8
All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the _____________________ slain from the foundation of the world.
8. What did the death of the Lamb of God achieve? Romans 5:8
For if when we were enemies we were ______________________________ to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
By His life and His death, Christ has achieved even more than recovery from the ruin wrought through sin. It was Satan’s purpose to bring about an eternal separation between God and man; but in Christ we become more closely united to God than if we had never fallen. In taking our nature, the Saviour has bound Himself to humanity by a tie that is never to be broken. Through the eternal ages He is linked with us. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only-begotten Son.” John 3:16. He gave Him not only to bear our sins, and to die as our sacrifice; He gave Him to the fallen race. (Desire of Ages p.25)
9. For whom is the Sacrifice of Christ available? Revelation 22:17
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And _____________________________will, let him take the water of life freely.
10. How does God regard those who return to Him and accept Jesus’ Sacrifice? Zechariah 2:8
For he that toucheth you toucheth the ________________ of his __________.
Because of the sensitivity of the eye, touching one’s eyeball often elicits an immediate response from the affected person, which is meant to protect one of the most delicate and vital organs of the body. God uses this illustration to help us grasp how He instinctively and lovingly guards His children.
11. Will you choose to run to God because of the good news of Salvation?