Run to the Cross of our Forgiveness!

We do not know who the “sons of God” or the “daughters of man” are in Genesis 6. There are at least three theories. The early church fathers believed, as many do today, that the “sons of God” were angels. Some point to the language of Job 1:6: “Now there was a day when the … Continue reading Run to the Cross of our Forgiveness!

Walk with God

Notice the pattern that is repeated throughout chapter 5 of Genesis, with one exception. “When A had lived X years, he fathered B. A then lived X-years and had other sons and daughters. Thus all of his years were ­X, and he died.” Several things emerge in this pattern. First, men and women lived a … Continue reading Walk with God

Two Roads

What we see in the lineage of Cain is a continued pursuit of moral autonomy. Doing what you think is right in your own eyes without any reference to God. The first evidence of this is that Cain built a city, even though God told him, “You shall be a fugitive and a wanderer on … Continue reading Two Roads

When We Ignore the Way of Escape

Before Cain committed the first murder, the first fratricide, God gives him three warnings. Sin is always a process and as Paul reminds us, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will … Continue reading When We Ignore the Way of Escape

The Consequences of the Fall

Back in the garden and in Genesis 3, we see that there are two consequences of sin for the woman. First, God said to the woman and all women, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth your children.” Joy and pain ride along parallel tracks when it comes … Continue reading The Consequences of the Fall

God Comes Looking

If Adam and Eve lasted more than a day before they chose to sin, then on the day that they sinned they heard a familiar sound. God came walking in the garden. And every time before, this sound stirred their hearts with delight. God was near and they could walk with him in the cool … Continue reading God Comes Looking