Tuesday: Deceived by the Evidence
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Read Genesis 3:4-6. What are the principles that led to Adam and Eve’s downfall? What can we learn from their experience that can help us to deal with whatever temptations we face, as well? Satan was successful in drawing Eve into conversation and in raising doubts about what God said and why. Now he tells Eve … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: Creation and the Fall
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Read for This week’s Study: Gen. 3:1-15;Matt. 4:3-10;Col. 2:20-23; John 3:17; Rev. 14:6-7. Memory Text: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel” (Genesis 3:15, NIV). A comic used to play a woman character called Geraldine. In one monologue she was … [Click to read more …]

Further Study: Creation and Morality
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According to Scripture, Adam was the first man and was specially created from the dust by God. Our understanding of the origin of morality is founded in the origin of Adam. Biblical concepts of morality are, then, inseparable from biblical concepts of origins. Recognizing Adam as the first human also refutes the possibility that any … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Morality and Accountability
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In an earlier lesson, we looked at Paul’s sermon to the men in Athens (Acts 17:16-31). Follow the line of reasoning he used, noting not just where he started but where he ended. What’s so important about the conclusion he came to, particularly regarding the question of origins and morality? Paul’s sermon to the men of Athens … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Made of One Blood
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In Genesis 2:23, Adam is given the task of naming his wife, whom he called Havah. This word is related to the Hebrew verb hayah, which means “to live” (Jews sometimes use the related expression lehayim, “to life!”). The Hebrew word for “Eve” (Havah) can be translated as “life-giver.” Eve’s name represents the fact that she is the ancestor of all humans. We … [Click to read more …]

Monday: In the Image of God
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Read Genesis 1:26-28. What special attribute was given to humans that was not given to the animals? What exactly is “the image of God”? This question has generated a great deal of discussion, and opinions vary. But the verses provide some clues regarding the nature of the idea. First, note that to be made in the … [Click to read more …]