The Fall of Mankind: Genesis 3 Bible Study and Commentary


The fall of mankind took place in a perfect environment, so why did Adam and Eve fall into sin?

Genesis 3: 1

Many people think that only if the world were a better place they would not be drawn to sin and in a perfect world there would be no need to sin, but what could be more perfect than the Garden of Eden (Gen 2)? There was no poverty, pain, or panic in the Garden because all of Adam and Eve’s needs were met, so having a perfect condition or world does not guarantee that we will not sin again. In fact, in the fall of mankind, this point is proven. In the garden it is said to Satan, “Now the serpent was more cunning than any other beast of the field which the Lord God had made” (Gen 3: 1a), and so in that perfect environment, there was an imperfect creature, Satan, and he wanted to take everyone to hell with him, so he started with Eve.

Why did Satan approach Eve first?

Why is it said that the serpent was smarter than all the beasts of the field?

Does that mean smarter?

Is Satan smarter than us?

Genesis 3: 1b

When Satan came to the temple Eve to take from the forbidden tree, “He said to the woman:” Did God really say: “You shall not eat from any tree in the garden” (Gen 3: 1b), and asking this question, the idea that we know better that God begins … and the same goes for sowing doubt in the Word of God. It still happens today when people question the Bible and say, “Did God really say …”, so it is still a tactic the enemy uses to question the goodness of God. . Any doubt that Satan or others can sow in our minds is successful, so we must stand firm in God’s truth and say: “God saidInstead of “Did God really say?”

Why did Satan want Eve to question the Word of God?

How has Satan twisted the scriptures?

Do you know anyone who doubted God’s Word like “Did God really say?” “

Genesis 3: 2-3

When Eve answered Satan’s question, “Did God really say? “ she answered, And the woman said to the serpent: “We can eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but God said,” You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die. ” (Gen 3: 2-3) but did God really say the exact same thing? The Word of God has always been questioned, sometimes by so-called Christians, but the Father of Lies (Satan) tries to sow doubt in Eve’s mind about the Word of God and he still does today. ‘hui.

Did Eve add to the error of what God actually said?

Did Eve add to the word or commandments of God that he gave to her and to Adam (Gen 3: 3)?

Genesis 3: 4-5

Satan knows that if they obey God and do not take of the forbidden fruit, then they would be lost because of his evil plans, then “the serpent said to the woman: “You certainly won’t die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil. (Gen 3: 4-5), but it’s just the opposite of what God actually said.

Why didn’t Eve correct Satan who said they wouldn’t die if they took the forbidden fruit?

Did Eve forget the exact word of God or did she want to justify her actions?

Was it tempting for Eve to “be like God? “

Do some sects still believe that we can become gods?

Genesis 3: 6

Even could not resist the pride of life, the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh, and what I call the ungodly trinity that each of us has to face. Pride makes God resist us (James 4: 6) and lust also, but Satan knew it and so he tempted Eve with it, “You can be like God” and “Surely you won’t die” which were both lies, “So when the woman saw that the tree was good to eat, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree had to be desired in order to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate of it, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate “ (Gen 3: 6), so Eve sinned, but Adam was also responsible because it is said “her husband (Adam) was with her, and he ate, so he didn’t speak of what God told him and followed Eve’s disobedience and maybe got carried away by the same things; the pride of life, the lust of the eyes and the lust of the flesh.

Which of these three do you find the most difficult to resist? pride, the lust of the eyes or the lust of the flesh?

What ravishes your eyes that you know is wrong?

How are we like Adam and Eve?

Genesis 3: 7

After Adam and Eve sinned, they hid themselves, knowing that what they had done was sin, otherwise why would they hide (Gen 3: 7)? After sinning, “So the eyes of the two opened, and they knew they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves and made loincloths»(Gn 3, 7). When their eyes were opened, they finally realized that they were naked or laid bare, which perhaps meant that they had lost their innocence and had now become embarrassed and aware that they had sinned. They tried to solve their own problem by making their own blanket, but like many today who try to cover their sins with their good works, it doesn’t really cover them.

Why did God have to make animal skins for them?

What did it represent?

Who blamed whom for all of this (Gen 3: 11-13)?

As has been said, Eve blames the serpent, Adam blames Eve, but the serpent did not have a leg to stand on.

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is the pastor of Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the host of Spiritual fitness and senior writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage and energize Christians and answer questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.


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