Essay on Analysis Of ' Genesis 3 : 1-24

753 Words Sep 13th, 2015 4 Pages
In Genesis 3: 1-24, it is implied that the first sin was caused by temptation. The devil, or Satan, made himself appear as a serpent in the Garden of Eden; he informed Eve that the only reason why God did not want both her and Adam to eat from the tree with the forbidden fruit was because the fruit contained knowledge that only God had at the time. This portion of the bible expresses sin as any act that defies God’s command; God has certain expectations and rules for us that he provides us with in later scriptures through Moses and the Ten Commandments. “He” expects us to be able to follow these commandments and any other “rules” that he may personally give us apart from what is written in the scriptures. However, God knows that we are human beings and just like our first examples of life, Adam and Eve, we fall into temptation because we are not perfect so he began to allow us to wash away our sins through, what is now considered one of the seven sacraments, Baptism. Even though God sent down his only son, Jesus (who also was baptized by his cousin John the Baptist), to sacrifice himself for our sins, he gave us a chance at his forgiveness and mercy with Baptism. Sin occurs when we as human beings both intentionally and unintentionally disobey God. It may seem unlikely for one to sin and not realize it but most of the world commits unintentional sin every day. A prime example is found in Leviticus 19:19 which states, “You shall keep my statues. You shall not let your…

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