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8 God\'s Gift - Man Rejection


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8 God\'s Gift - Man Rejection

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  4. 5. 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
  5. 7. 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>
  6. 10. 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>
  7. 11. 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>
  8. 12. 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 &quot;Sinful Nature“ </li></ul>
  9. 13. <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>
  10. 14. 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
  11. 15. 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>
  12. 16. 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>
  13. 17. <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>
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  15. 19. “ Here am I, the servant of the Lord; Let it be with me according to your word&quot; (Luke 1:38)
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  18. 22. Redeemed by Jesus Christ John 3:36 &quot;Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life....&quot; John 10:28 &quot; I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand.&quot;
  19. 23. <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>
  20. 24. <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>
  21. 26. Old Violin
  22. 27. '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
  23. 28. &quot;What am I bid, good folks?&quot; he cried. &quot;Who'll start the bidding for me? A dollar, a dollar – now two, only two - Two dollars, and who'll make it three?&quot; &quot;Three dollars once, three dollars twice, Going for three“ BUT NO!
  24. 29. 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.
  25. 30. The music ceased, and the auctioneer, With a voice that was quiet and low, Said: &quot;What am I bid for the old violin?&quot; And he held it up with the bow.
  26. 31. &quot;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!&quot; said he.
  27. 32. The people cheered, but some of them cried, &quot;We do not quite understand. What changed its worth?&quot; The man replied: THE TOUCH OF THE MASTER'S HAND
  28. 33. “ Here am I, the servant of the Lord; Let it be with me according to your word&quot; (Luke 1:38)