The Fall of Humankindpage 2
Then, when they heard the voice of the Lord walking in the garden in the cool of the day, Adam and his wife hid themselves from God’s presence among the trees of the garden. Because they trusted their own reasoning instead of the words of God, they died spiritually and lost communion with the Lord.
Then the Lord God called to Adam, saying, “Where are you?”
Adam answered, “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; so I hid myself.”
Then God asked, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the one tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” Adam answered, “The woman that you gave to me, she gave me the fruit, and I ate it.”
And the Lord said to the woman, “What have you done?” The woman answered, “The serpent deceived me, so I ate the fruit.”
Then the Lord said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, you are cursed above every animal; on your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life: And I will put hatred between you and the woman, and her descendant will crush your head.”
This curse against Satan is the first mention in God’s book that one day He would send a Savior, born of a woman, to defeat Satan.
To the woman God said, “I will greatly increase your grief. Having children will bring you sorrow; and your husband will rule over you.”
And to Adam He said, “Because you have listened to your wife and have eaten from the forbidden tree, the ground is cursed. Now every day of your life, only through difficulty, will you eat from the ground.
It will produce thorns and weeds, and by the sweat of your brow you will eat bread until you return to the ground; I made you from dust and you will return to dust.”
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