How God Solved Adam’s Sin Problem
Genesis 3:6-7, 21
I. The Fall
A. Eve is deceived by the serpent, Genesis 3:4-5, “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
1. Satan took advantage by finding Eve near the tree.
2. Satan tempted her.
B. Adam is not deceived, Genesis 3:6, And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
1. Eve’s sin effected only herself.
2. But Adam’s sin affected the entire human race for he is the father of the race.1 Corinthians 15:22, For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
II. The Finality
Romans 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
A. Adam’s sin brought death.
1. God had warned Adam,Genesis 2:17, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
2. The Bible speaks of two kinds of death.
a. Physical death.
b. Spiritual death or the “second death.” Revelation 20:14, And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. Revelation 21:8, "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."
B. Death is final.
III. The Farce
A. Adam’s attempt to cover his sin.
1. Sudden knowledge of things they did not need to know, Genesis 3:7, "And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons."
IV. The Future
A. God’s plan was ready.Genesis 3:15, "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
1. The Lord is not surprised by Adam’s fall into sin.
2. God’s plan of redemption was planned before the world began. Revelation 13:8, And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
B. God puts His plan into action, v. 21.
1. God rejects Adam’s plan of salvation by works.
a. Adam and Eve tried to hide their nakedness by the works of their hands -- fig leaves.
b. The Lord refused to accept Adam’s remedy for his sin.
2. God kills an animal or animals.
a. He provides tunics made from the skins of these animals.
b. The Lord himself clothed Adam and Eve. Isaiah 61:10, "I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels."
(1) God “clothed me with the garments of salvation.”
(2) God “covered me with the robe of righteousness.”
C. God’s plan works perfectly because it is not contaminated with sin.
1. Adam’s works were contaminated because of his sin; Romans 7:18, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”
2. The works of Jesus Christ are perfect, without sin; 2 Corinthians 5:21, “ For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Adam’s solution for his sin was contaminated by his own sin. Romans 8:8, “So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God.” Therefore, the Lord stepped in and solved Adam’s sin problem. The only solution is God’s solution which is Faith in Christ. Genesis 3:15, "And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel."
Adam devises a plan in fear of God’s displeasure, “and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.”
We see God’s rejection of Adam’s attempt to cover his sin in, Genesis 3:21, Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.