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Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race

Points of Interest From the Fall of Man

The term “Fall of Man” is not used in the Bible. It is a theological expression for the descent from perfection to sin. “Man” is a generic biblical word for the human race, including both men and women.

Adam’s and Eve’s disobedience to God was the first human sin. They forever ruined human nature, passing on the desire to sin to every person born since.

God did not tempt Adam and Eve, nor did he create them as robot-like beings without free will. Out of love, he gave them the right to choose, the same right he gives people today. God forces no one to follow him.

Some Bible scholars blame Adam for being a bad husband. When Satan tempted Eve, Adam was with her (Genesis 3:6), but Adam did not remind her of God’s warning and did nothing to stop her.

God’s prophecy “he will crush your head and you will strike at his heel” (Genesis 3:15) is known as the Protoevangelium, the first mention of the gospel in the Bible. It is a veiled reference to Satan’s influence in Jesus’ crucifixion and death, and Christ’s triumphant resurrection and the defeat of Satan.

Christianity teaches that human beings are unable to overcome their fallen nature on their own and must turn to Christ as their Savior. The doctrine of gracestates that salvation is a free gift from God and cannot be earned, merely accepted through faith.

The contrast between the world before sin and the world today is frightening. Disease and suffering are rampant. Wars are always going on somewhere, and closer to home, people treat one another cruelly. Christ offered freedom from sin at his first coming and will close the “end times” at his second coming