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Easter – Part 1 (Genesis)

adam-and-eve-cast-out-of-paradise-after-eating-from-the-tree-of-knowledge-in-the-garden-of-edenBefore Creation, before man was in need of a Savior, there existed God who loved.  Easter is about God’s love.

The need for Easter is first revealed in Genesis 3:15.  When man violated the one rule God had given him, man’s perfect fellowship with God was broken.  Easter represents  his one way back to that fellowship.

God is holy.  Sinful man cannot approach or have a close relationship with a holy God.  Such sin is an abomination to God.  Just as darkness and light cannot co-exist in the physical realm, so too holiness and sin cannot co-exist in the spiritual realm.

In the chapters of Genesis, the reader is given plenteous evidence why a Savior is needed.  In only a few generations, the heart of man was so far from God that God Himself said, “the wickedness of man [is] great in the earth, and  . . . every intent of the thoughts of his heart [is] evil continually.”

Man, without God, is hopelessly unable to maintain his own righteousness.  God shows He is just. He will judge evil and sin as seen in the worldwide flood, the confusion of language at the tower of Babel and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

The wages or payment for sin is death.  Romans 6:23.

It is appointed for men to die once, but after this, the judgment.  Hebrews 9:24

Don’t lose hope.  This is not the end of the story.  Check out our next post for more of the Easter story unfolding.

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