eve-smallThe First Sin | Based on Genesis 1-3

After God created the heavens and the earth and everything on the earth, He created man and woman. God created man and woman in his own image. God made man first. God placed the man, Adam, in a garden God had planted; Adam’s work was to care for it. God said to Adam, “You may eat fruit from any of the trees in the garden, but you must not eat fruit from the tree of knowing good and evil. For the day you eat from it you will die.” Then God made woman. The man and his wife were both naked but they felt no shame.

One day the serpent, which was more crafty than all the wild animals, said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat fruit from any tree in the garden’?”  The woman answered, “We may eat fruit from any of the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree growing in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’”

“You will not surely die,” the serpent said to the woman, “For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”  When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom like God, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, and he ate it.

Then the man and woman’s eyes were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves, and the man and his wife hid themselves among the trees of the garden. When God called out to the man, “Where are you?” he answered, “I was afraid because I was naked, so I hid.” God said to the man, “Who told you that you were naked? Did you eat from the tree that I commanded you not to eat from?”

The man said, “The woman you put here with me—she gave me some fruit and I ate it.” Then God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me and I ate.” So God placed a curse upon the serpent and upon the man and woman. God made clothing from the skins of animals to clothe the man and woman and banished them from the garden.