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February 6, 2022 12:32 am
Doctrine #5- We believe that our first parents were created in a state of innocency, but by their disobedience they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall all men have become sinners, totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God.
Series: WE BELIEVE
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I'm Bernie Dake and I'm Cheryl, at the Salvation Army here in Atlanta, Georgia were recording this series so that you can know what it is that we say we believe and if you want to skip ahead or just see all of these in one place. You can visit email@example.com/doctrines will also have all of these listed on the words of life firstname.lastname@example.org this week Col. Dan Sterrett discusses our belief in the fall of man from our original parents. This doctrine shares the truth about why we needed saving yeah I when I'm talking to someone really just about be coming new in Christ, becoming a new creation particular from the vantage of a Salvation Army soldier. I think of this doctrine as giving everybody out in a sense I want them to know they're not alone.
It doesn't matter what you've done that's gotten you to this place where you are really looking for a Savior looking for forgiveness and you don't need a reason. What you need to know as we believe that we were born into the world as sinners and you've gotta come to a conscious awareness of Jesus in your life and his willingness to forgive you but that requires us to testify that sin, you know, just ask God for forgiveness acknowledging yeah yeah yeah because the Bible says that all have send and fall short of the glory of God. We are all depraved in our nature. Right, but the gift of God is Jesus Christ, and through him and through our faith in him believing that what he accomplished on the cross paid the debt for that sin right then we have eternal life in G3 Jesus Christ and reconciled to God. Yeah so you're not alone.
You not the only person that's done wrong or faltered or you know feels that you are not really worthy of God's forgiveness but you are in fact he encourages us to come to him come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest says in Matthew 11, so I'm excited about this series because as Col. Sarah will break this down for listeners. You have a better understanding really of the grace that is there for all of us to receive God's looking for the change as long you will come to our continuing study of Salvation Army doctrine and its application in your life. Let's look at Dr. number five. We believe that our first parents were created in the state of minutes and see by their disobedience they lost their purity and happiness, and that in consequence of their fall. All men have become sinners totally depraved, and as such are justly exposed to the wrath of God, just as God created the heavens and the earth. God created man and then woman in his image. God placed him in his perfect paradise called the garden of Eden, and then daily sought to have fellowship with them. Man's creation is the crown of all of God's creation. Man is to love, worship, serve and enjoy him forever. We were to live a long caring in the harmonious relationship with God. But his man was given free will. Man chose to make his own choices. God wanted us to love him because we want to not because we have to man's freedom was and is still missed use then as it is today because of their deliberate choice to disobey Adam and Eve sinned against God.
These decisions because their shame, fear, cover-up, hiding in excuse making to God. They were also removed from the garden of Eden. But something far more was lost. They lost their unique relationship with God in the Garden of Eden, in consequence of their fall all men have become sinners, every single human born since the beginning of time of Adam and Eve have been born sinners. Romans chapter 3 verse 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. The sin then and now has created our separation from God and place us in need of a Savior. Sin is not only cause separation from God but sins causes separation from each other.
The sin that has created this turmoil separation, loss of relationship condemnation.
The panel of these drives and so much more in our life. We think all sin did was get them thrown out of the garden but it's just destroyed so much more and continues to do so.
I didn't even put in their struggle and challenge of addictions in Romans chapter 8 verse one verses 18 to 32 is a tremendous description which shares because of the sin of Adam and Eve the sender to enter into new human life and human nature.
As a result of sin is now born in each of us.
Our tendency is to send, and we are born in sin. David said in Psalms chapter 51 in verse five for I was born a sinner.
Yes, from the moment my mother conceived me and without the forgiveness and sacrifice of Jesus Christ. We would be left condemned to an eternity in hell sinners, but we also lose the glorious privilege and blessing an opportunity to have the fellowship and love of God here with us now on earth. Sin is caused our entire being to be affected by sin.
That is what is total depravity. As a result of Adam and Eve sinned in the garden. Sin entered the human race. Romans chapter 5 in verse 12 says so death spread to everyone for you and everyone. When Adam's sin. Sin entered the world Adam sin brought death so death spread to everyone for everyone sinned. Sin first affected Eve with pain in childbirth, and Adam by intrusion into creation, causing weeds Thorne and endless work in a hostile sinful creation from thereafter. They were banned from the garden of Eden would God had said was very good in both Genesis chapter 1 and two went to very bad, and has continued that way until today. Immediately after leaving Eden, the book of Genesis turns into the most graphic complete and repetitive examples of sin affecting human behavior in our human nature. How do you go from very good in Genesis 1 to Genesis chapter 6, five and six. Listen to this. The Lord observed the extent of human wickedness on the earth and he saw that everything they thought or imagine was consistently and totally evil so the Lord was sorry he had ever made them and put them on the earth. It broke his heart.
This must truly be one of the saddest recorded verses in Scripture. If you continue reading the book of Genesis.
The sinfulness of man continued and it only increased and increased but it grew and expanded in nearly every chapter with every person in every event, until finally God's head in Genesis chapter 6 verse seven. I will wipe this human race. I have created from the face of the earth. Yes, and I will destroy every living thing all the people the large animals the small animals that scurry along the ground and even the birds of the sky, listen to this again I am sorry I ever made them. That's what happened when sin came in and destroyed everything. So God sent the flood and destroyed it all except for Noah's family and the animals in the ark will says that we are justly exposed to the wrath of God and because of sin, we are just as sinful man received the judgment of God, then by being banished from the garden of Eden. You and I are justly exposed to the wrath of God today because of our sinful nature and our sinful acts we are exposed to the eternal judgment of God will look at that and another doctrine without God providing a Savior that is a sacrifice, acceptable and pleasing to God and has to be received by man. You and I are justly exposed to God's wrath without any sacrifice, so here's your pick and choose the world today wants to and makes fun of the fruit and the snake and all of that about Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
But people surely don't want to be confronted with what happened with the rest of it is rarely ever told. We think it's just Eve gave him some fruit. He bedded and they saw they were naked know in one far beyond that, they got banned from God separation lost that relationship and kicked out of the garden of Eden, and people sure don't want to talk about their banishment from God and exposure to God's wrath today.
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