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  1. Grace is God’s unmerited and undeserved favor toward us.

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  1. By ourselves we merit nothing, deserve nothing, and can earn nothing. Everything we receive from a holy and merciful God is because of His grace. Without it, we would be forever lost.

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  1. We can do absolutely nothing to earn our salvation. Jesus Christ has done everything required for our salvation and we cannot add anything to it.. Whenever we try to add anything to it (such as our works, our obedience, or anything else) we simply detract from it because we are then indicating that Christ has not really done all that is needed for our salvation.

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  1. By GRACE through FAITH for GOOD WORKS (or works of love and obedience).

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A. Before they sinned, their life was perfect in every way. There were no problems, weaknesses, sicknesses, needs, disappointments, frustrations, or failures. They had everything they needed or desired and they lived joyfully in fellowship with God.

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B. After they sinned, their bodies began to die physically, they died spiritually in the sense that they were alienated from God, they became subject to all kinds of problems, challenges, difficulties, and hurts, and they lost the joy they once had in fellowship with God. Even the earth was cursed and would bring forth thorns and thistles and make life difficult and unpleasant for them. At the same time, however, they still were able to enjoy many good on this earth and with each other since God did not utterly destroy the “beauty of the earth.”

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  1. They immediately died spiritually in the sense that they were alienated from God and were destined for eternal death without Him. They also began to die physically as their bodies became mortal and would ultimately be destroyed.

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  1. A. God promised them that some day a Savior or Redeemer would come who would crush the head of the serpent (Satan) which had deceived them and led them into sin. This Savior would be born as a human being (the seed of the woman), a future descendant of Eve and Adam.

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B. God announced this BEFORE He pronounced the punishment they would receive.

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C. This demonstrates God’s great GRACE for Adam and Eve and the human race. They could not earn their salvation and they would not have to. God Himself would redeem them! The final word for mankind would be victory over sin and all its consequences in spite of the fact that they would be facing the results of sin throughout their earthly lives.

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  1. A. God covered them with animal skins.

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B.  The fig leaves represented man’s efforts to “cover” the results of their sin. The animal skins represented two things: (1) GOD’S provision for man’s need, and (2) the death of “another” to cover their sins.

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A. God gave Cain some kind of sign which would show to others that they should not kill him or harm him because he was under God’s “protection.”

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B. No. Cain had done nothing to merit God’s special treatment and he had not even shown sincere remorse for his sin. It was only God’s grace that protected him from the attacks of others. (Note: This earthly “protection” did not mean that Cain was “saved” or forgiven for what he had done. However, when God prolonged his life, He gave Cain more time to repent and ask God for forgiveness.)

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A. Genesis 5 shows that the “death penalty” for man’s sin was indeed being carried out. Even though people lived for many years on earth, they all died (except, of course, for Enoch).

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B. Enoch walked with God and was taken directly to heaven without dying.

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C. Students will likely answer this question in different ways. Some may possibly emphasize the solemn repetition of the words “And he died,” while others might emphasize the hope found in the example of Enoch.

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11. A. Genesis 6:5 contains some of the most awesome words of the entire Bible concerning the pervasiveness of sin in human life. We read, “The LORD saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time.”

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B. Answers will vary here. In general, the statement of Genesis 6:5 would not fit our situation today, since there are millions of believers around the world who are faithfully (though imperfectly) serving the Lord and serving others in His name. Also, there are many adherents of non-Christian religions who are living a life of “external obedience” to the laws of men and of God, even though they do not love and serve God with all their heart, soul, mind, and strength or their neighbors as themselves.

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A. Noah is described as “a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God.”

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B. No. No one is sinless or perfect in the sight of God. After the flood Noah got drunk and exhibited some very inappropriate behavior (Genesis 9:21). There were likely other failures in his life as well. However, he definitely was an exceptional person of integrity and faithfulness who walked with God in his daily life.

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A. God established a special covenant with Noah and his sons and the rest of the created world, promising that he would never again destroy the entire earth with a flood.

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B. The sign of this covenant promise was the rainbow “in the clouds.”

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A. The people built the Tower of Babel “so that they could make a name for themselves “and not be scattered over the fade of the whole earth.” (Genesis 11:4)

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B. Earlier God had commanded Adam and Eve (and, thus, their descendants) to multiply and fill the earth. In their pride and arrogance and defiance, they deliberately refused to do that. If they continued with their defiance, God said that “nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” (Genesis 11:6)

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After the people defiantly tried to build the Tower of Babel, God chose to work out His plan of redemption through one man, Abraham, and his descendants. To these people He would give His promises and His laws and through them He would fulfill the promise He made to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The “other people” in the world would not be forgotten, but they would not receive the same blessings and promises that Abraham and his descendants did

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FOR FURTHER REFLECTION,

1. Please indicate why you do or do not agree with this sentence: “The most important word in the Bible is “grace.”

1. How would you respond to someone who said: “If salvation is all by grace, then it doesn’t matter whether I love and serve God or not. It really doesn’t make any difference whether I  try to obey God or whether I don’t.”

1. How did God demonstrate His grace in the lives of Adam and Eve after they sinned?

4.  What effect did the sin of Adam and Eve have on their future descendants, including you?

1. What practical difference would it make in your daily life if God saved people on the basis of their works rather than through faith in Jesus Christ?

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