In this first reflection paper I will be discussing “the fall of man” and “the death of Christ.” I chose these two because I feel as though they go well together. The fall of man represents sin being introduced to man, and the death of Christ is where the opportunity to be forgiven of sin is presented. Although I have heard these stories many times before this course has enlightened me on a more in depth look of them both. As mentioned before I have heard the stories, but now I have a better understanding, more detail, and I am definitely able to apply the facts to my life, and they both will continue to help me in my walk with Christ. Because of this better understanding I will also be able to help others by telling them about sin, but also letting them know that they can be forgiven. Theological definition
The first topic I will discuss is the fall of man, theologically this is the point when sin is introduced to man by the disobedience of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. Biblical foundation
This story which can be found in the book of Genesis; specifically Genesis 1-13 starts off with Satan entering in the Garden of Eden as a serpent. Because Adam and Eve are familiar with this creature it does not seem odd to them. He started off by talking to Eve and first tempting her to disobey God and his stipulations. By doing so he makes it seem as though God’s rules are basically ridiculous. He began to put doubt into her mind concerning the word of God, until he finally gets her to disobey him. Eventually Adam falls into this same temptation, causing all mankind to be born into sin. Practical application
When I think about the way Satan convinces Eve to disobey God, I relate this to other real life situations as well. Sometimes in our Christian journey we may become tempted and our circumstances may make us doubt God. This doubt eventually leads to disobeying him. I believe that is why the scripture that says to watch the company you keep is so important....
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