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Supporting Scriptures for "Genealogy Of Mankind:" Genesis 3:20-24 Luke 3:23-38 Matthew 2:1
God (represented by the cue ball) had just given out three consequences to Adam and his wife (now represented by the striped number "9" and "10" billiard balls) because they gave in to the serpent's (represented by the black "8" ball) temptation and they ate the fruit (represented by the cue chalk) off of the "Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil" from which God had told them not to eat. Let's now look at God's final consequence given to Adam and his wife because they disobeyed.
The fourth consequence was directed toward the safety of all mankind. God said, "The people have become like us. They now know not only what is good, but they know what is evil and how evil ruins their lives. If they eat the fruit now from the Tree of Life they will live forever in this condition and that would be a terrible life. Therefore, we will remove Adam and his wife from the garden so that they have no access to the Tree of Life."
And so Adam and his wife were kicked out of the Garden of Eden.
Now it was after these events that Adam named his wife Eve which means, "Mother of all people yet to be born on the earth." This is another interesting trivia fact. True or false, Adam's wife's name was "woman" when she lived in the Garden of Eden and was changed to "Eve" after she and her husband were banished from the garden?
Biblical history teaches us that Adam and Eve had a son who they name Seth.
And Seth had a son who was named Enosh.
And Enosh had a son named Kenon.
And the Bible continues to record this population growth and genealogy until the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
"GENEALOGY OF MANKIND"
In Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 3:26, God makes reference to Himself as "us." Work through the following verses and list other ways God refers to Himself. Do these verses support a triune God?
Isaiah 48:16 - "Come closer and listen. I have always told you plainly what would happen so you would have no trouble understanding. And now the Sovereign Lord and His Spirit have sent me with this message:"
Acts 2:32-33 - "This prophecy was speaking of Jesus, whom God raised from the dead, and we all are witnesses of this. Now He sits on the throne of highest honor in heaven, at God's right hand. And the Father, as He had promised, gave Him the Holy Spirit to pour out upon us, just as you see and hear today."
Romans 1:3-4 - "It is the Good News about His Son, Jesus, who came as a man, born into King David's royal family line. And Jesus Christ our Lord was shown to be the Son of God when God powerfully raised Him from the dead by means of the Holy Spirit."
Titus 3:4-6 - "But then God our Savior showed us His kindness and love. He saved us, not because of the good things we did, but because of His mercy. He washed away our sins and gave us a new life through the Holy Spirit. He generously poured out the Spirit upon us because of what Jesus Christ our Savior did."
2 John 1:9 - "For if you wander beyond the teaching of Christ, you will not have fellowship with God. But if you continue in the teaching of Christ, you will have fellowship with both the Father and the Son."
Isaiah 9:6 - "For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
(Note: For additional study on the doctrine of the trinity, visit our WORD Study 3D - Person found on this website).
God banished man from the tree of life located in the Garden of Eden, but He will once again allow access to the tree of life. From Revelation 2:7, who will eat from this tree of life and where will this tree be located?
Revelation 2:7 - "Anyone who is willing to hear should listen to the Spirit and understand what the Spirit is saying to the churches. Everyone who is victorious will eat from the tree of life in the paradise of God."
In order of their age, name the first three sons of Adam and Eve.
Genesis 4:1-2, 25 - "Now Adam slept with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When the time came, she gave birth to Cain, and she said, 'With the Lord's help, I have brought forh a man!' Later she gave birth to a second son and named him Abel. Adam slept with his wife again, and she gave birth to another son. She named his Seth."
When did people first begin to worship the Lord?
Genesis 4:26 - "When Seth grew up, he had a son and named him Enosh. It was during his lifetime that people first began to worship the Lord."
What do the following verses teach us about worship?
Deuteronomy 10:12-13 - "And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires you to fear Him, to live according to His will, to love and worship Him with all your heart and soul, and to Obey the Lord's commands and laws that I am giving you today for your own good."
1 Samuel 12:14 - "Now if you will fear and worship the Lord and listen to His voice, and if you do not rebel against the Lord's commands, and if you and your king follow the Lord your God, then all will be well."
1 Chronicles 28:9 - "And Solomon, my son, get to know the God of your ancestors. Worship and serve Him with your whole heart and with a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and understands and knows every plan and thought. If you seek Him, you will find Him. But if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever."
Psalm 48:9 - "O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple."
John 9:31 - "Well, God doesn't listen to sinners, but He is ready to hear those who worship Him and do His will."
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