- 1. Introduction
- 2. The Garden of Eden
- 3. The Fall of Man
- 4. Free will
- 5. How does this affect me?
- 6. The Thread - traced in the Fall of Man
The Garden of Eden
Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground - trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food.
In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it.
And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."
God made it clear to Adam that he was free to eat from any tree in the garden except for one tree; the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This was a direct command from God the creator to Adam.
The LORD God said, "It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him."
Now the LORD God had formed out of the ground all the beasts of the field and all the birds of the air. He brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name.
So man gave names to all the livestock, the birds of the air and all the beasts of the field. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the LORD God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man's ribs and closed up the place with flesh.
Then the LORD God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, "This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called woman, for she was taken out of man."
For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.
Genesis 5 v 1-2
1 This is the written account of Adam’s family line. When God created mankind, he made them in the likeness of God. 2 He created them male and female and blessed them. And he named them “Mankind” when they were created.
According to the bible - on Day 6 of the creation week - Adam and Eve were created on the same day. They were man and wife - God married them. Adam also named all the animals - it seems that he did this alone - on day 6, but before Eve was made.
Everything was new. This beautiful garden in Eden would be their home, but for how long?