The Foundation of the World (Genesis #12)

Foundation of the world

Text: Genesis 3:1-21

The earth has already been created, but as we’ve seen the earth and the world are different things. 1 Samuel 2:8.

God of this world (vss 1-5)

  • 2 Corinthians 4:3-4
  • Ephesians 2:2-3

All that is in the world (vss 6-7)

  • 1 John 2:15-17
  • James 1:27

Friendship with the world is enmity with God (vss 8-13)

  • James 4:4

Sin and death entered the world (vss 14-19)

  • Romans 5:12

Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (vs 21)

  • We have tried to figure out why Adam and Eve didn’t die when God said they’d die if they ate the fruit. We’ve spiritualized it into something that really doesn’t mean anything. We’ve said they died spiritually. That’s not true and really, in the Bible, has no meaning. Spiritual is life, Carnal is death. But the bigger problem I think is that we lose sight of the Lord Jesus Christ trying to figure out what’s happening. 
  • Revelation 13:8 – So the Lord Jesus Christ offered Himself from the foundation of the world to save Adam’s race. The Lord takes the life of a lamb, gives clothes to Adam and Eve and atones for their sin. And from that day forward the scriptures and records that God will keep will point to the Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Matthew 13:35
    • Luke 11:50
    • Ephesians 1:4
  • Hebrews 9:26
  • Matthew 25:34

A book written from the foundation of the world

  • Revelation 17:8