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									The Doctrines of the
      Trinity
         &
 The Deity of Christ
   as revealed in John’s prologue
The Darkness
   Cannot
Comprehend
  the Light
2.17, Law and Promise
And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “From any tree of
the garden you may eat freely; but from the tree of the knowledge of
good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat from it
you shall surely die.”



              PROMISE                              LAW
           (requires faith)                  (requires works)
                        Satan’s Deception
2.16, God’s gift to Adam:
                                                       POSITIVE
“From any tree you may eat freely.”

3.1, Satan presents God’s gift as a prohibition:
Has God said, “You shall not eat from any tree            NEGATIVE
of the Garden?”
                                            Plants the seed:
                                            “Why would God withhold any
  Satan presents God not as a loving        tree from you?”
  protector, but as an oppressor, 3.1
                                            “What is He keeping from you?”
  Satan argues, “If you eat, you will
  become like God!” 3.4

        They will become like God in knowing there is good & evil,
        but they will remain unlike God; unable to do only good.
                                          Personhood-to-Personhood
           The God                        relationship between Trinity and
                                          Man via the Person of the Word
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                                 HEART            MUSCLE
                   SPIRITUAL DEATH
PERSONHOOD IS CORRUPT
   “EYES WERE OPENED”

   •   Their awareness of God is corrupted
   •   Their awareness of each other is corrupted
   •   Their minds process their relationship differently
   •   They have a conscience
   •   They experience guilt and shame toward one another
   •   Their will is to cover their guilt and shame
               RELATIONSHIP TO GOD
•   They still recognize God
•   They still have the ability to exercise faith in God
                         They believe God will keep His promise

•   Their conscience convicts them of sin
•   Continuing to believe God is an oppressor, not a loving
    protector, they don’t repent and cry out for forgiveness
•   Their minds reason God is their enemy
•   Their will is to hide from God
      RELATIONSHIP TO ONE ANOTHER

•   Adam blames God for giving him Eve
•   He then blames Eve for his sin
•   No more “bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh”
•   Adam sees Eve as his enemy
•   The woman blames the deceiver
             WHAT IS SPIRITUAL DEATH?
It is the corruption of the personhood of man resulting in the loss of
perfect consciousness of God, terminating the perfect relationship
between God and man which they were created to enjoy.

This corruption of personhood corrupted the mind, will, emotions,
conscience, appetites so that man can no longer direct them to God.

Man is not only unable to relate to God as originally designed, he
can no longer relate to his fellow man.

                          Demonstrated in Adam and Eve
                          Demonstrated in Cain and Abel
                “Dying, you shall die!”
God judicially corrupted our personhood, scrambling the use of
the immaterial parts of our nature.

He changed the material part of nature to mortality.


  We suffer all the physical ailments of disease and death, and
                   the affects of a cursed earth.

  We have a propensity toward sin with nothing to restrain us.
                 WHAT IS OUR HOPE?
As Paul cried out in Romans 7.23:
but I see a different law in the members of my body, waging war
against the law of my mind, and making me a prisoner of the law
of sin which is in my members. Wretched man that I am! Who will
set me free from the body of this death? Thanks be to God
through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Romans 8.1-2:
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in
Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has
set you free from the law of sin and of death.
If man, due to his darkness, is no longer able to comprehend
the light which reveals God, then the Word, in His continuous
work to reveal God to man, must communicate that same light
to man through a different medium;


                     PHYSICALLY
Jesus said,
“I have come as light into
the world, that everyone
who believes in Me may
not remain in darkness.”
                 John 12.46

								
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