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What was the first sin?

Genesis 3:6 When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. The first duty of a Christian...

How do we know that God is good?

Genesis 3:5 God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. Satan wanted Adam and Eve to doubt the goodness of God, so he focused on what God withheld. They were free to eat from every tree in the...

What was the first temptation?

Genesis 3:1b He said to the woman, Did God really say, You must not eat from any tree in the garden? This is the first temptation of a human being, and it is brilliant. If Satan can make us doubt God’s word, he can make us doubt God’s love, and also his laws. That is...

Who is Satan?

Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. This is the first mention of Satan in the Bible, and while he is not on every page, he has a leading role. He is called the Destroyer (Revelation 9:11), the enemy (Luke...

Why did God rest?

Genesis 2:3 God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it he rested from all the work of creating that he had done. After God created the world, we might imagine he was tired. But the amount of God's power that he used to make the world was...

How does creation remind us of God?

God could have made the world an ordinary place, but he chose to make it very good (Genesis 1:31). And he wants us to notice! I was on my way to class, one afternoon, when I passed a familiar tree. I had seen it many times before, but this time was different. The...

How should we serve God?

God blessed them and said to them, Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it (Genesis 1:28). God gave Adam and Eve an important job to do: fill the earth and subdue it. From this we learn that God wants people to contribute to society through...

How are people different than animals?

God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27). This was important to the Israelites because in Egypt they were treated like beasts. They were Pharaoh’s slaves, and their primary job was...

How are miracles different than providence?

In the beginning, God created everything out of nothing (Genesis 1:1). Since then, he normally uses the means he built into creation. He could produce a million apples a day out of nothing, but prefers to use natural means instead. After he made the fish and the birds...

How do animals prove that God exists?

After he made the stars, God created birds, fish and every other creature (Genesis 1:20-25). Over a million species of life on earth have been catalogued, and that is probably only a tenth of what exists. If the name BOB written in the sand proves intelligence at...