Chapter 6: Of the Fall of Man, Of Sin, And of the Punishment Thereof

PARA 1- The Fall of man

1._____ Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof, yet he did not long abide in this honour; Satan using the subtlety of the serpent to subdue Eve, then by her seducing Adam, who, without any compulsion, did willfully transgress the law of their creation, and the command given unto them, in eating the forbidden fruit, which God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory.
Genesis 2:16, 17; Genesis 3:12,13; 2 Corinthians 11:3 )

OUTLINE

  1. Circumstances before the Fall
    • Although God created man upright and perfect, and gave him a righteous law, which had been unto life had he kept it, and threatened death upon the breach thereof, yet he did not long abide in this honour;
  2. Occasion of the fall
    • Satan using the subtlety of the serpent to subdue Eve, then by her seducing Adam, who, without any compulsion, did willfully transgress the law of their creation, and the command given unto them, in eating the forbidden fruit, which God was pleased, according to his wise and holy counsel to permit, having purposed to order it to his own glory.

PARA 2 – Threefold Effects of the Fall

2._____ Our first parents, by this sin, fell from their original righteousness and communion with God, and we in them whereby death came upon all: all becoming dead in sin, and wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body.
Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12, etc; Titus 1:15; Genesis 6:5; Jeremiah 17:9; Romans 3:10-19 )

OUTLINE

  1. Fall alienated man from God
    • Our first parents, by this sin, fell from their original righteousness and communion with God, and
  2. Fall brought death
    • we in them whereby death came upon all: all becoming dead in sin, and
  3. Fall made man totally depraved
    • wholly defiled in all the faculties and parts of soul and body.

PARA 3- Original sin

3._____ They being the root, and by God’s appointment, standing in the room and stead of all mankind, the guilt of the sin was imputed, and corrupted nature conveyed, to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation, being now conceived in sin, and by nature children of wrath, the servants of sin, the subjects of death, and all other miseries, spiritual, temporal, and eternal, unless the Lord Jesus set them free.
Romans 5:12-19; 1 Corinthians 15:21, 22, 45, 49; Psalms 51:5; Job 14:4; Ephesians 2:3; Romans 6:20 Romans 5:12; Hebrews 2:14, 15; 1 Thessalonians 1:10 )

OUTLINE

  • They being the root, and by God’s appointment, standing in the room and stead of all mankind,

Curses of original sin

  1. the guilt of the sin was imputed, and
  2. corrupted nature conveyed, to all their posterity descending from them by ordinary generation,
  3. being now conceived in sin, and
  4. by nature children of wrath,
  5. the servants of sin,
  6. the subjects of death, and
  7. all other miseries, spiritual, temporal, and eternal, unless the Lord Jesus set them free.

PARA 4 – Actual sin

PARA 5- Remaining sin

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