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High School & College: Genesis Study-005

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Boaz Kim
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2013-10-31 21:50
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KINGDOM OF YAHWEH AND HIS COVENANT CHILDREN – 005

PART 1: GENESIS 1-11

Genesis Chapters 2 & 3

3. Divine Covenant between God and Men

3.1 YAHWEH’s covenant with Adam (2:16,17).

3.1.1 It has two parties.
3.1.2 It is unilateral.
3.1.3 It is a command with a promise of blessings and curses.
3.1.4 It contains a symbolic meaning.


3.2 Covenant broken by Adam (3:6)

3.2.1 It’s a disobedience to YAHWEH and His covenantal command.
3.2.2 The heavenly tribunal’s verdict was “guilty”. Therefore, Adam’s disobedience is called a sin.
3.2.3 Adam was condemned by Yahweh’s Covenantal LAW.
3.2.4 Adam became a covenant breaker - sinner.
3.2.5 The punishment -the covenantal curse has become a reality to Adam and his wife – Death (physical/temporal and spiritual).


3.3 Covenant of Grace revealed by YAHWEH (3:15)

3.3.1 YAHWEH revealed His grace in His Covenant – Promise to sinners.
3.3.2 It came with a symbolic prophecy.

“I will put enmity

Between you and the woman
And between your seed and her Seed;
He shall crush your head,
And you shall strike His heel.”


3.3.3 The consequences of the Original sin were announced as a verdict.
3.3.4 The difference between the consequences of the sin and the punishment (curse).


Food for Thoughts:

1. Who is at fault to disobey God’s command to Adam?
2. Are the words in 3:15 a good news to Adam, his wife and us as well?