Genesis 1: 28 – God Blessed them, and God said to them “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea etc. Genesis 2:23-25 Marriage- man leaves father and mother and clings to his wife and they become one flesh. And the man and woman were naked and they were not ashamed. Perfect love cast out all fears 1 John 4:18
Created from dust- from humble beginning to embrace greatness Created in the image of god- image of love and holiness Created to embrace greatness WE BELONGED TO GOD- OUR BODY IS NOT OURS TO DESTROY- ATTEMPTED SUCIDE IS A CRIME
God placed humankind in paradise Bestowed integrity and holiness Eve for adam to love Adam for eve to love In the pureness of god’s love Symbolised by nakedness and not ashamed
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and he who fears is not perfected in love 1 John 4:18
SAME SEX, ABORTION, CONTRACEPTIVES, SEX CHOOSING, CLONING – BIG “NO” ANY OF THE ABOVE WILL OBLITERATE GOD’S FAMILY TREE
Tempted and succumbed- what is the sin? Disobedience- desire to disobey- Man’s reaction of the fall? Look at Genesis 3:8-13 (page 3) rational – behind- what is god looking for? Contrition of heart & reconciliation? Where are you? Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree that I commanded you not to? What is this that you have done? Look at Genesis 3:8-13 (page 3) rational – behind- what is god looking for? Contrition of heart & reconciliation?
Born With the relationship severed from God
IT IS A Gift can be inherited- money given to father and he gambles away and lost and can the son inherit that wealth? Flat tyres syndrome House in continues to stand in day light and remains in darkness in the night Light bulb sealed – remain a light bulb and does nor light up, It is a condition- a gift that was given
TO UNDERSTAND ORIGINAL SIN - GO BACK TO GENESIS LOOK AT; ORIGINAL SOLITUDE; ORIGINAL COMMUNION OF MAN & WOMAN; ORIGINAL NAKEDNESS.- LOST THAT LOVING FEELING- LOVE WITHOUT GOD – FALLEN NATURE- LUST- ORIGINAL FREEDOM WAS IN GOD- PURE AND TRANSPARENT - GOD IS LOVE- PERFECT LOVE CAST OUT ALL FEARS WHEN THAT LOVE IS LACKING- FEARS AND SHAME CREEPS IN HENCE FIG LEAVES
In eve’s disobedience, we find obedience in mary to restore mankind to bring eternity into time
GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT – BREATHE ON THEM GENESIS- 2:7 – HE BREATHE INTO HIS NOSTRIL THE BREATH OF LIFE WHEN JESUS BREATHE ON THEM IN JOHN 20:22 – HE WAS GIVING THEM THE BREATH OF NEW LIFE NEW LIFE IN THE SPIRIT
Grace restored in the power of the Holy Spirit Jesus gave us one commandment- love one another the was I loved you. When we do that our actions are powered by desires of love not law. Fore examples; God said don’t eat of the fruit- we don’t do it because we love God; Husband don’t kill their wife normally- not because of the commandment or the laws of the land Our actions not governed by laws We attend mass not because we are required by law? Day of obligation not compulsion? The truth will set you free !’ One commandment frees all !
Then the Lord form man from the dust of the ground and breathe into his nostril the breath of life and the man became a living being
GOD’S GIFT- PARADISE <ul><li>He created man in God’s image – image of Holiness and image of love; </li></ul><ul><li>God breathed into man breath of life - given a soul with power to think & decide/choose </li></ul><ul><li>He gave man immortality - represented by tree of life </li></ul><ul><li>Man was free from sin - state of innocence, represented by nakedness – purity in the image of God’s love </li></ul><ul><li>Stewardship of God’s creation & living in harmony with nature </li></ul>
GOD’S GIFT- MAN’S REJECTION <ul><li>God created man to share his friendship, goodness and holiness. (CCC 206-7); </li></ul><ul><li>Man chooses to reject God’s gifts; (Gen. 3) </li></ul><ul><li>Consequence of man’s disobedience: Original sin ( CCC 1707); </li></ul><ul><li>God is merciful, with a promise of salvation. (CCC 410; Ps. 144; Gen. 3:15). </li></ul>
MAN’S REJECTION <ul><li>Man’s pride led him to be tempted to disobey God – “you will not die … you will be like God”, says the serpent </li></ul><ul><li>Serpent – the role of tempter. </li></ul><ul><li>Adam & Eve committed the First Sin, & sin entered the world </li></ul><ul><li>They chose a life without God’s love </li></ul>
ORIGINAL SIN <ul><li>The Doctrine of Original Sin-Psalm 51:5, 58:3 </li></ul><ul><li>Original Sin- Romans 5:12-19; Adam & Christ </li></ul><ul><li>CCC 27; 386-387; 397-398; 415; 404-405; 417-418 </li></ul><ul><li>Ephesians 2:1-13 "Sinful Nature“ </li></ul>
<ul><li>How did Adam’s sin become the sin of all his descendants? </li></ul><ul><li>CCC404: The whole human race is in Adam “as one body of one man”. By this unity of the human race, all men are implicated in Adam’s sins. </li></ul><ul><li>Human nature is deprived of original holiness and justice, and is transmitted down from Adam in a wounded/fallen state. It is a sin “contracted”, not “committed” - a state of condition, not an act. </li></ul>
He drove out the man; and at the east of the garden of Eden he placed the cherubim, and a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life. Gen 3:24
CONSEQUENCES OF SIN <ul><li>First Sin resulted in human nature being “wounded” – subject to inclination to evil & sin </li></ul><ul><li>(Original Sin). Loss of state of innocence – had to wear clothes </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of peacefulness & harmony – blaming each other </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of immortality – death came into the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of natural happiness – driven from Garden of Eden </li></ul><ul><li>Pain & suffering came in </li></ul><ul><li>Man has to toil for his sustenance </li></ul><ul><li>Broken communion with God </li></ul>
God is merciful: <ul><li>“ After his fall, man was not abandoned by God. On the contrary, God calls him & in a mysterious way heralds the coming victory over evil & the restoration from his fall.” Genesis 3:15 tells “of a battle between the serpent & the woman, & the final victory of a descendant of hers” ( CCC 410 ). </li></ul><ul><li>God the Creator took the role of Saviour with a promise of victory of the People of God under the leadership of Christ, the Saviour. </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ I will put enmity between you and the woman , and between your offspring and hers ; he will strike your head, and you will strike his heel.” </li></ul><ul><li>Genesis 3: 15 </li></ul>
Redeemed by Jesus Christ John 3:36 "Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life...." John 10:28 " I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand."
<ul><li>“ For in the day that you shall eat of it, you shall die” Gen 2: 17 </li></ul><ul><li>“ You are dust and from dust you shall return” Gen 3: 19 </li></ul><ul><li>“ He placed a cherubim, a sword flaming and turning to guard the way to the tree of life” Gen 3: 24 </li></ul>
<ul><li>“ This is my body given for you.” Luke 22:19 </li></ul><ul><li>“ Take it this is my body” </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 14: 22 </li></ul><ul><li>I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. This bread is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.“ John 6 : 51 </li></ul>
'Twas battered and scarred, and the auctioneer Thought it scarcely worth his while To waste much time on the old VIOLIN, But held it up with a smile. Old Violin
"What am I bid, good folks?" he cried. "Who'll start the bidding for me? A dollar, a dollar – now two, only two - Two dollars, and who'll make it three?" "Three dollars once, three dollars twice, Going for three“ BUT NO!
From the room far back a gray-haired man Came forward and picked up the bow; Then wiping the dust from the old violin, And tightening up all the strings, He played a melody pure and sweet, As sweet as an angel sings.
The music ceased, and the auctioneer, With a voice that was quiet and low, Said: "What am I bid for the old violin?" And he held it up with the bow.
"A thousand – and who'll make it two? Two thousand – and who'll make it three? Three thousand once and three thousand twice - And going and gone!" said he.
The people cheered, but some of them cried, "We do not quite understand. What changed its worth?" The man replied: THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER'S HAND
“ Here am I, the servant of the Lord; Let it be with me according to your word" (Luke 1:38)