The Graphic Gospel (2): Man


Man was created good,
but fell prey to temptation and
sinned against God,
bringing death to his soul.

Therefore, just as sin came into the
world through one man,
and death through sin,
and so death spread
to all men because all sinned.
Romans 5:12 ESV

For the wages of sin is death. . .
Romans 6:23 ESV

And you, who once were alienated
and hostile in mind,
doing evil deeds . . .
Colossians 1:21 ESV

And you were dead in the
trespasses and sins in which you
once walked, following the
course of this world,
following the prince of
the power of the air,
the spirit that is now
at work in the sons of
disobedience. . .
Ephesians 2:1-2 ESV

Taking the Truth to Heart

When God created Adam and Eve,
He established mankind’s rule
and dominion over all the
creatures and the earth.
He placed them in the Garden of Eden
and explained to them that they could
eat of any tree in the garden except one.
One tree was off limits.

They were in the midst of a
beautiful garden and
in amazing companionship
with God and one another.
No pollution, no crime, no credit card
debt, no taxes, and no red tape.
There was no death, no dying,
no cancer, and no ugliness-nothing
to complain about, nothing to fear,
nothing to blame God for.
Nothing bad had happened.

Along came a serpent
to tempt Adam and Eve
to doubt God.

Despite all God had given them.
Despite having been formed and
created in the image of God.
Despite being in perfect fellowship
with Him,
Adam and Eve listened instead
to the lies of a serpent
and disobeyed God.

Listening to his voice,
they questioned whether God
was really as good as He seemed to be.
They questioned if what He said was true.
They questioned whether God
would love them and take care of them.
They doubt God and His goodness.

They believed the lies,
and rebelled against

In the process, they lost their lives,
their purity, and their position.
And they have passed this on
to each of their children.

Through Adam, sin came,
and sin came to all. Through sin,
death came, and death came to all.
Romans 5:12

“None is righteous, no, not one;
11 no one understands;
no one seeks for God.
12 All have turned aside; together
they have become worthless;
no one does good,
not even one.”
13 “Their throat is an open grave;
they use their tongues to deceive.”
“The venom of asps is under their lips.”

Romans 3:10-13

Close in Prayer:

please have mercy on me a sinner.
I don’t want to listen to the voice of
the “serpent.”
I don’t want to question You
and Your Word.
I don’t want to disobey You
because I think I know better.
Help me see my sin as you see my sin
Help me repent of my
rebellious ways.
Please grant me the
grace to repent.

In Jesus’ name I pray.

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