Fall of Man
The original state of mankind has to be taken into consideration in order to get a better understanding of the Fall of Man. In a Systematic Study of Bible Doctrine, Simmons (1969) further explains the original state of man. He states that the image of God in man consisted of a holiness likeness which suggested that man once inherited a righteous inclination, followed by a personality likeness that consisted of self-consciousness and self-determination (p 221). The teaching that man was created in God’s image is referring to God’s moral dispositions, not His immutable state of being. The fall was possible because man was not created as an immutable creature, but rather a mutable one. If God had not created Adam this way (mutable), man would not exist. He would have created another god. Because Adam and Eve were created in such manner, their moral likeness were able to be altered.
The biblical foundation for the Fall of Man can be traced back to Genesis in the very beginning book of the...
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... In other words, if God is the center of our life, mind, and our actions than man’s response to temptation would be of a God-like manner, rather than a man-like manner.
Furthermore, after examining the theological truth and the biblical foundation for the fall of man and temptation it is clear that mankind have to work harder to resist the flesh due to the fallen nature that we were born into. Falling into temptation and the lack of knowledge of God’s word was the sole reason to how man’s first parents sinned against God. The repercussions behind their actions not only caused Adam and Eve to lose their holiness, but it also caused the entire human race to inherit a sinful nature, thus causing man to be separated from God. But, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son.” Redemption was made possible for all of mankind (John 3:16).
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