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A chronological Bible Study at the Roosevelt, Buffalo, NY
Thursday evening at 6:00pm Live from Vancouver WA, with Elder Norman Sweet
The loss of Innocence, the corruption of Conscience
This week’s Bible Study will take place as a Facebook Live session. We’ll be covering the introduction to The Dispensation of Conscience. Scriptural foundation for the study is primarily found in Genesis 4:1-16, with transitional emphasis coming from verse 12.
Genesis 4:12 When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth.
Our last post looked at the Doctrinal foundation of the Evangelical. We showed it to be based scripturally on Genesis 3:15, where Satan’s defeat would come from The Seed of The Woman. During the past month, Sunday School lessons based on the international Sunday School Curriculum, traced the birth of Jesus thru the Gospel of Luke. Luke not only shows the Woman referred to in Genesis 3:15 but the other types of women who make up the All Adam is talking about when he names Eve in Genesis 3:20.
Genesis 3:20 And Adam called his wife's name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
By process of elimination, Eve has to be the mother of the Seed of Satan. Mary, the mother of Jesus, is the exception to the rule. She is the mother of the only child to be conceived without Seed, hence, the Seed of the woman. Biologically women have no seed so verse 15 of Genesis three is a Flashing Sign for the Bible Study student to look harder and dig deeper.
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.
I gotta quit, this is supposed to be a teaser for Thursday’s session. Here is something I didn’t flesh out in the Evangelical piece. Genesis 3:15 is one part of an Emphatic Semitic Triplet. It is the center of the Evangelium, not necessarily the first as it has come to be traditionally referred too. Here is the first.
Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Here is the last.
Genesis 3:16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
The common thread running through the three verses, which make up the scriptural foundation of what we call the Gospel, is the words ‘I will’. It connects a series of promises. What makes these promises Good News are their source. These promises are made by someone who cannot lie and cannot fail. The promises are made, first to Adam, to Satan, then the Woman and finally, existentially to us as well. They are made prior to the expulsion from the garden, so as to serve as a call for repentance in the event of failure.
That’s it, I quit see you Thursday.