The Fall of Man

The Open Door Bible Studies Number Six

When did sin and death enter the world?

"Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:12.


What shows that God imputed sin to Cain?

"If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. . . And he (God) said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth," Genesis 4:7-11.


What additional curse came as the result of the first murder?

"And the LORD said unto Cain, . . . And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand; When thou tillest the ground, it shall not henceforth yield unto thee her strength;" Genesis 4:9-12.


How were the earth itself and its vegetation affected by Adam's sin?

"cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee;" Genesis 3:17, 18.


What is the wages of sin?

"For the wages of sin is death;" Romans 6:23. "in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die" Genesis 2:17. "the soul that sinneth, it shall die." Ezekiel 18:4.


What is sin declared to be?

"Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law." 1 John 3:4.


What precedes the manifestation of sin?

"Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin." James 1:15.


The Results of Sin

What is the final result, or fruit of sin?

and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death." James 1:15.



How can man escape this penalty?

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23.


To whom is this gift given?

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.


How is the gift received?

" He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. John 3:18.

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:" John 1:12.


What is the result of willful sin?

"For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins, But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries. He that despised Moses' law died without mercy under two or three witnesses: Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace? Hebrews 10:26-29.


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