We’re All Born Sinners, Babies Included

We’re all born sinners, babies included, and it all starts with Adam.

“Then the Lord God took the man and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.

And the Lord commanded the man, saying, ‘Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.’

Genesis 2:15-17

God made paradise and called it Eden. He placed Adam in a garden eastward of Eden. God told Adam he could eat in fruit of any tree except the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. God didn’t believe that Adam should be alone, so he created Eve from one of Adam’s ribs.

The Temptation and Fall of Man

“Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, ‘Has God indeed said, You shall not eat of every tree in the garden?’ And the woman said to the serpent ‘We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’

Genesis 3:1-3

That serpent was Satan who tempted Eve to disobey God and do evil. Eve knew her instructions from God and obeyed them. When Satan came, he made Eve question what the Lord God said and twisted God’s words to confuse her. She and Adam were fine enjoying the garden God had given them. They had plenty of fruit to eat so it was easy to obey God’s command. They were not thinking of that one tree. They didn’t eat from it and didn’t touch it. Now here comes the enemy…

“Then the serpent said to the woman, ‘You will not surely die. For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.’

So when the woman saw that tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Then the eyes of both of them were opened…”

Genesis 3:4-7

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