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Perfection in the Garden 

Was it possible for Adam and Eve to get physically injured while in the garden of Eden?   There is so much about the original paradise that we do not understand. We know that all the animals (the beasts of the earth and the fowls of the air) were herbivorous, that is, they ate only plants, […]

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God reveals two important events in Scripture which took place in the tenth century: Adam’s death at 930 years old, 30 years into the tenth century, and Enoch’s translation into heaven fifty-seven years after Adam died. For this segment of history we will consider those years of Adam’s growing old to his death. Next time, […]

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The First One Hundred Years of His-story

Adam opened his eyes to astounding beauty and wonder. He heard the voice of the eternal God “I created you as a creature of my hands that you might praise me, and enter into eternal covenant fellowship with me.” As his senses flooded his mind with God’s handiwork, and as the very breath of God […]

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Whence Cain’s Wife?

Question I have a question regarding the first two chapters in Genesis. In Genesis 1:26, we read “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over ALL the earth, and […]

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Genesis 5

The Generations of Adam: This chapter carries the significant introductory statement: ‘‘This is the book (or record) of the generations of Adam.” We have similar statements throughout Genesis. See chap. 2:4. Up to this point we were dealing with the “generations” or history of the newly created heavens and earth. Now we are dealing more […]

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Genesis 3

The First Sin INTRODUCTION Adam’s Antithetical Calling Scripture calls our attention to two trees:  the tree of life and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.  Whereas the former had the power to perpetuate the lives of Adam and Eve (Gen. 3:22), the fruit of the latter was forbidden them. The tree of knowledge […]

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Adam and Eve

Exactly what was the nature of the sin of our first parents?  Eve first sinned when she disobeyed God’s unspoken command that she love God and Adam.  She disobeyed God when she refused to call Adam to rebuke the tempter.  By refusing to call was that she became immediately a creature of darkness, totally depraved, […]

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A Protestant Reformed World and Life View (11)

God is sovereign over all. God’s sovereignty is revealed and realized through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is the sovereign Lord over His people to save them by the blood of His cross and to take them into His own everlasting kingdom. All these things we notice last time. But just as the sovereignty of Christ […]

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Marriage and Courtship

One of the most important aspects of the life of young people is their interest and concern in finding either a young boy or a young girl who can be for them a partner in marriage. This occupies much of their time and thinking, and is a major concern of their life. It is of […]

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Youth and Marriage (1)

The holiest things in life are most deeply profaned in a world of sin. This is especially true of marriage and all related matters. So much so, that even in the church, those who contemplate marriage hardly seem to realize, and those entering into marriage take little time to consider, and those who are married […]

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Mere Dust

Have you ever considered what an ex­tremely important part minute particles play in the lives of individuals? Are we disdainful, perhaps, of mere dust? On August 27, 1883, Krakatoa erupted throwing tons of fine volcanic ash into the sky. Winds dispersed these light dust particles to a height of fifteen miles into the atmosphere surrounding […]

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Saved in Childbearing

(Questions on I Timothy 2:15) The verse reads: “Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holi­ness with sobriety.” My correspondent asks: 1)   What content is to be given to the “salvation” mentioned in this verse? 2)   What relation does the “continuation in faith and charity and holiness” […]

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