Mankindâ€™s first decision to disobey Godâ€™s word is revealed to us in the beginning of Genesis, chapter 3. Sin was not introduced when Eve made the choice to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil; the choice for sin was introduced when man was given freewill through Godâ€™s directive. Therefore, the initial sin of mankind was when Eve blatantly disregarded Godâ€™s word and chose to believe Satan in the form of a serpent. The moment we defy God, sin becomes an integral part of our lives.
Satan uses one of Godâ€™s own creatures as a catalyst for the fall of man (Genesis 3:1). Crafty and deceiving, the serpent questions the restrictions that God has placed upon Adam and Eve ...view middle of the document...
When God created the heavens and the earth, they were perfect. Now, since the fall of man and with the introduction of sin and corruption, it has become polluted and dangerous. Natural disasters and abnormalities are daily occurrences. Hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes, deadly tsunamis, and volcanic eruptions are only a small sample of the types of disasters that mankind now faces in our lifetime. â€œCursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.â€ (Genesis 3:17).
â€œThe Lord saw how great manâ€™s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every
inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved
that he had made man on the earth, and his heart was filled with pain. So the Lord said, â€œI will
wipe mankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earthâ€”men and animals, and creatures
that move along the ground, and birds of the airâ€”for I am grieved that I have made
them.â€(Genesis 6:5-7). When Godâ€™s grace finally comes to an end, only Noah and his family
find favor with Him. Sin has overwhelmed the world and God is ashamed and wrought with
grief for creating mankind. Godâ€™s grace is restored upon wiping out all traces of evil and He
vows to never again â€œdestroy all living creaturesâ€ (Genesis 8:21). The changing of the seasons
is a reminder of this promise.
The flood did not rid the world of sin. It...