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Biblical account of First Human Disobedience

len Alfred Ajibola - Sun, 17th March, 2019 @ 3:46 PM

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Concerning the biblical account of first human disobedience, which of the following statement is false?

  • A. The snake began its temptation by asking the woman: 'Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?'

  • B. The snake lied to the woman that she won't die when she eats the fruit

  • C. The woman ate the fruit because she she saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat

  • D. The woman ate the fruit and gave some to her husband, after which they were given understanding

  • E. The fruit eaten by the woman was an apple and it looked pleasing to the eye

  • F. The snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made

That same evening when Adam and Eve ate the fruit in middle of the garden, What was God's first action?

  • A. God called out to Adam and Eve

  • B. God cursed the serpent, Adam and Eve respectively

  • C. God called out to man and asked him: 'Where are you?'

  • D. God expressed his disappointed to Adam

  • E. God declared his anger to man

  • F. God called out to Adam and Eve and punished them immediately

The snake in the garden of Eden began it's temptation on Eve by _____.

  • A. Telling her she would be wise

  • B. Telling her she won't die when she eats the fruit

  • C. Telling her she will be like God

  • D. Asking her a simple question

  • E. Showing her the beauty of the fruit

  • F. Suggesting that she doesn't know what she's missing

God knows all things, even your secret and deepest thoughts. This attribute of God is termed _____.

  • A. Omniscient

  • B. Self existence

  • C. Omnipotent

  • D. Wisdom

  • E. Omnipresent

  • F. Omniknowledge

The following are attributes of God except _____.

  • A. Jealousy

  • B. Asiety

  • C. Incomprehensibility

  • D. Immutability

  • E. Impeccability

  • F. Options A through E are correct

_____ is the first son of Jacob.

  • A. Benjamin

  • B. Reuben

  • C. Gideon

  • D. Joseph

  • E. Seth

  • F. Absalom

What was Joseph's interpretation of the chief baker's dream?

  • A. He will be restored to his former position

  • B. He will be hung to death and birds will eat his remains

  • C. He will see his family again

  • D. He will remain the chief baker of the prison

  • E. He will die in prison

  • F. He will be shown mercy by the king

Joseph is the _____ son of Jacob.

  • A. 3rd

  • B. 5th

  • C. 7th

  • D. 9th

  • E. 11th

  • F. 12th


Disobedience of Adam and Eve:

Let me begin this article by asking you a question:

If God had not created you, what would you have done?

The truth is, God created you for these reasons:

  1. To know Him
  2. To love Him
  3. To serve Him
  4. To be happy with Him forever

Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. To cut short the long story, Adam and Eve eventually committed the sin of disobedience against God.

Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.

Note: Adam and Eve were able to commit sin (disobey God's command) because God had given them that special gift of free will.

Please read on consequences of Adam and Eve's disobedience here.


The events written in Genesis 3:1-13 will be our guide on this topic of first human disobedience.


  • Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, 'Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?'

    Genesis 3:1

Moral Lesson: The devil can come in any form and can tempt any man, woman, boy or girl, as far as he or she is of the age of reasoning.

Sometimes, satan creeps into one's life by asking simple questions. Notice that the snake (satan) did exactly this when it approached Eve to tempt her. To this end, we need to be at alert prayerfully because the evil one can tempt any human in any situation, place and at any point in time.

Please read on the beauty of suffering here.


  • We may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, the woman answered, 'except the tree in the middle of it. God told us not to eat the fruit of that tree or even touch it; if we do, we will die.' The snake replied, 'That's not true; you will not die. God said that because he knows that when you eat it, you will be like God and know what is good and what is bad.'

    Genesis 3:2-5

Moral Lesson: The devil is always a lair; and has a manipulative and deceitful nature. Lying constantly is one of the attributes of the devil. In fact, he has no capacity to say a truth because he is the father of all lies.

You can read on God's attributes here.

The more you keep a conversation with temptation, the more likely you are to fall into it. In the above bible passage, Eve kept a conversation with the snake (satan) and was eventually convinced into disobeying God.

Note: Recall that Jesus Himself rebuked the devil when He was tempted in Matthew: 4-10.

When these negative thoughts of temptation comes, you must rebuke it and channel your mind and energy towards something positive.


  • The woman saw how beautiful the tree was and how good its fruit would be to eat, and she thought how wonderful it would be to become wise. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it. As soon as they had eaten it, they were given understanding and realized that they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and covered themselves.

    Genesis 3:6-7

Moral Lesson: Pride is a capital sin. Eve must have pondered much on what satan told her. The very act of thinking about the lies of satan only gives the evil one a greater chance to act.

Eve did not appreciate how beautifully God had created her. She wanted something more. She wanted to be wise. She wanted to be like God because that was what satan had lied to her.

Always know that all that glitters isn't gold. In the same sense, not everything that looks beautiful or pleasing is good for you. Be careful about the way you dress, talk and act so that you will not lead others into sin. Committing sin can only make one become naked of grace.

Please read on the qualities of Joseph that made him overcome temptation.


  • That evening they heard the Lord God walking in the garden, and they hid from him among the trees. But the Lord God called out to the man, 'Where are you?' He answered, 'I heard you in the garden; I was afraid and hid from you, because I was naked.' 'Who told you that you were naked?' God asked. 'Did you eat the fruit that I told you not to eat?' The man answered, 'The woman you put here with me gave me the fruit, and I ate it.' The Lord God asked the woman, 'Why did you do this?' She replied, 'The snake tricked me into eating it.'

    Genesis 3:8-13

Moral Lesson: God knows and sees all things. He is constantly watching us. We can never hide our actions from God.

Please read on God's sovereignty here.

God calls us every time we sin; but sometimes, we feel so ashamed and afraid to answer. We may even go further to tell God that 'we committed the sin because of what He has given to us'.

The truth is: nothing can separate us from the love of God if we truly love Him.

We sin out of our own will and selfishness.

Whenever we sin, we have to own up and admit that we are sinners, then seek for God's mercy as many times as we have sinned.

Please read the parable of the prodigal son here.

If you read carefully the above passage, you will observe that Adam and Eve did not outrightly admit that they sinned; instead they preferred to pass the blame to someone else.

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Amazing facts in CRS

There are a total of 188 named women in the Bible

Mahershalalhashbaz is the longest word in the Bible

The shortest verse of the Bible is John 11:35. It reads:

Jesus wept

 

The longest verse in the bible is Esther 8:9. It reads:

Then were the king’s scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language

The last word in the Bible is 'Amen'.

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen

Revelation 22:21

The shortest verse in the bible is found in John chapter 11 verse 35. It reads:

Jesus wept

If you translate 'Jesus' from Hebrew directly to English, the correct translation will be 'Joshua'. The name Jesus was actually a translation from Hebrew, to Greek, to Latin and finally, English


NOTABLE POINTS IN CRS

God created human beings for the following reasons:

  1. To know Him

  2. To love Him

  3. To serve Him

  4. To be happy with Him forever

Our first parent, Adam and Eve enjoyed a life of complete happiness before they committed sin. They never knew what pain nor sorrow was until they disobeyed God. In short, both were perfect beings until they committed the sin of disobedience against God.

Disobedience may simple be defined as the failure to obey rules, command or someone in authority.

Adam and Eve were the first human beings to disobey God.

Please read more on the biblical account of first human disobedience here

Adam and Eve were able to commit sin (disobey God's command) because God had given them that special gift of free will.

The events written in Genesis 3:1-13 presents the story of the first human disobedience.

Now the snake was the most cunning animal that the Lord God had made. The snake asked the woman, 'Did God really tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?'

Genesis 3:1

Moral Lesson: The devil can come in any form and can tempt any man, woman, boy or girl, as far as he or she is of the age of reasoning.

Sometimes, satan creeps into one's life by asking simple questions. Notice that the snake (satan) did exactly this when it approached Eve to tempt her. To this end, we need to be at alert prayerfully because the evil one can tempt any human in any situation, place and at any point in time

Attributes of God is defined as those characteristics that has to do with God.

The attributes of God will aid us to better understand who God is. It is important to state that no one has a complete knowledge of God's attributes.

Jesus is the true image of the unseen God and he shares completely all the attributes of God. Those who were with Jesus in his time saw the attributes of God in him according to how he acted, loved and forgave.

Fortunately, we have all experienced one attribute of God or another in our daily lives. Infact, you are alive today (and able to read this write-up) simply because of the attributes of God resting upon you.

Below are some of God's attributes:

  • God is sovereign

  • God is love

  • God is merciful

  • God is self-existent, infinite and immortal

  • God is completely independent

  • God is always good

  • God is immutable

  • God is perfectly wise

  • God is trinity

  • God is impeccable

  • God is self-sufficient

  • God is faithful

  • God is gracious

  • God is omniscient

  • God is omnipotent

  • God is omnipresent

  • God is jealous

  • God is just

  • God is holy

  • God is glorious

  • God is incomprehensible

Please read the explanations on God's attributes with relevant bible verses here

Joseph (in the old testament of the bible) is the 11th son of Jacob out of 12 brothers. He is so loved by his father because he was born when his father was in his old age. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated the young innocent boy (Joseph). Meanwhile, his dad made a special coat for him.

According to the Bible (Genesis 37), Joseph is a dreamer boy (and also an excellent interpreter of dreams). This gift of his further made him an object of envy and hate among his brothers.

Out of envy, his brothers decided to kill him but God saved his life through one of them named Reuben. Reuben is the firstborn of Jacob's 12 children.

Please read more on Joseph's story here