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Where It All Went Wrong

Return to Design: Where it all Went Wrong (week 4)

Introductory observations

1. Everything spiritual seeks a physical medium/means by which to express itself.
2. The goal is not denial but doubt.

The liar seeks to sow doubt about three things…

   a) doubt about God’s word- “Did God actually say…”
   b) doubt about sin’s consequence- “You will not surely die.”
   c) doubt about God’s motive- “For God knows…” 

3. Adam & Eve are mutually responsible.

Genesis 3:1-13

Where It All Went Wrong…

1. God mercifully designed the world to be a place of consequence

“All human sin seems so much worse in its consequences than in its intentions.”

— Reinhold Niebuhr

2. God designed us for submission not autonomy, v. 6-7

3. God designed humanity to know when they have sinned, v. 8-11

Here are the questions

a) Where are you?- proximity
b) Who told you that you were naked?- identity 
c) Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?-culpability

Mental Worship

  1. Do you find more happiness in God’s glory or your own?
  2. Can you still feel when you sin? If so, what does it feel like?
  3. Do you live in your definition of freedom or God’s?
  4. What is the most helpful question God could ask you right now?;
  5. Are there any desires in you currently that concern you or if someone knew it would concern them?