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Adam and Eve, The Fall
© By James Dearmore, July, 1999
In the beginning, God made the heaven and the earth. He also made the sun, moon and stars; trees, flowers and all vegetable life; and all animals, birds, fishes and insects. Then God made man. God made everything that was made.
The name of the first man was Adam, and the first woman was Eve. Both were placed in a beautiful garden called the Garden of Eden, where they might have been happy continually had they not sinned.
But God forbade them to eat of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan tempted Eve to take the fruit of this tree. She ate, and gave to Adam, and be ate also. Thus they sinned, and sin came into the world.
Then God called to Adam and said, "Where art thou?" Before this, Adam and Eve had been happy when God was near, now they were afraid. Why? Because they knew they had done wrong. So sin makes us afraid of God.
God rebuked them for the evil they had done. God then killed an animal to make a covering for them from the skins. The shedding of blood of the animal was a picture of the coming of Christ in future to die and shed His blood to cover our sins. He gave His life to ransom us, and bring us back to God.
After their sin, Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden of Eden, and God placed an angel to keep watch over the gate so that they could not return.
You can read more about this story of the time when God created all things. You will find it in your Bible at the first part of the Book of Genesis. Genesis, which means "beginnings" is the very first book in your Bible.