BIBLE STUDY <br />PASTOR/TEACHER CHARLES E. WHISNANT<br />GENESIS 3 7 – 13<br />UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL HEALTH CARE CONDITION<br />Spiritual Depravity of Mankind<br />God Holds Court in the Garden of Eden<br />WHEN THE WIND WAS SPRINGING UP TOWARD EVENING GOD WALKED INTO THE GARDEN AND ASKED ADAM SEVERAL ETERNAL IMPORTANT QUESTIONS<br />8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. <br />9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, <br />UNIVERSAL SPIRITUAL HEALTH CARE CONDITION<br />Corrupted spiritual condition.<br />Moral, Spiritual & Cultural Corruption <br />God Holds Court in the Garden of Eden<br /> GOD “CALLED” TO ADAM AND ASKED HIM QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE EVENTS<br />It is important to understand the universal problem, in order that we can understand the cure<br />TONIGHT IN OUR LESSON<br />Tonight you are going to get an inside view of what happens when mankind disobeys God, and God’S first reaction to Adam and Eve’s disobedience.<br />Genesis 3:1-7<br />We met the Solicitor: Satan the devil<br />We learned Satan’s line of attack: Deception.<br />We learned that Eve was deceived by Satan’s lies and by her own will disobeyed God.<br />We learned the Embarrassment, guilt, and shame of both Adam and Eve when they disobeyed God<br />Genesis 3:8-13<br />8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden 9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou? 10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. 11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? 12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. <br /><ul><li>We will learn the deep change that happened to Adam and Eve
We are going to learn what happened from the time Eve listened to Satan and disobeyed God.
We are going to learn what happened when Adam and Eve heard the sound of God walking in the Garden
We are going to learn just how God appeared to Adam and Eve in the “cool of the day.”
We are going to learn God’s line of approach to Adam and Eve when they disobeyed Him
We will learn how Adam responded to God’s questions in God’s Court of Judgment.
We are going to learn what kind of spiritual condition Adam was in. Theologians call his condition spiritual depravity of mankind... Just how bad was Adam’s spiritual condition?
We are going to learn why Adam and Eve were hiding from God in the Garden.
We are going to learn why God “called” for Adam. What did God mean “Where are you?”
We are going to note what Adam’s response was to God’s question “Tell me about your day Adam?” Tell me about the condition that you are in, explain to me?”
We will learn the answer to God’s question: “Who told you you were naked, Adam?
What did God mean by the question: “Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?
We will note what Adam’s answer was and what the meaning was? Adam said?
Just how fallen were Adam & Eve after their disobedience to God?
We will learn even today man will still try to hide from God.
We will note why Adam would not confess his sin to God. We will note that God gave Adam the chance to confess his sin and repent.</li></ul>Here in these verses we find the first sight of grace, the first expression of gentleness the first suggestion that here might be a possibility for reconciliation. <br />We learn that mankind does not want to confess his sin, nor to admit that god is necessary in such matters as his behavior.<br />http://www.entrewave.com/view/reformedonline/Total%20Depravity%20revised.htm<br />The doctrine of total depravity is intimately connected to the biblical teaching regarding man’s total inability. Since the corruption of sin extends to every part of man’s nature and men have hearts that are hostile to God and spiritual truth, men do not have the spiritual power or discernment to savingly embrace Christ or believe the gospel. Berkhof writes: “When we speak of man’s corruption as total inability, we mean two things:<br /> (1) that the unrenewed sinner cannot do any act, however insignificant, which fundamentally meets with God’s approval and answers to the demands of God’s holy law; and <br />(2) that he cannot change his fundamental preference for sin and self to love for God, nor even make an approach to such a change. In a word, he is unable to do any spiritual good.<br />