“Paradise Lost: The Fall”

Genesis 3:1-7


1 Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”

2 The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat;

3 but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’ ”

4 The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die!

5 “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”

6 When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.

7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. 


Other Scripture References:

Revelation 12:9

1 John 2:16

Romans 5:12

1 Corinthians 15:22



“Genesis 3 is one of the most vitally important chapters in all the Bible.  It is the foundation of everything that comes after it.  Without it, little else in Scripture or in life would make sense.  Genesis 3 explains the condition of the universe and the state of humanity.  It explains why the world has so many problems.  It explains the human dilemma.  It explains why we need a Saviour.  And it explains what God is doing in history.” (Dr. John MacArthur)