Saturday, November 2, 2013

Contrasting Adam and Noah

“It is significant that, as the great prophecy of Genesis 3:15–19 was given as a result of the fall of Adam, this prophecy was given as a result of the fall of Noah.

The parallel between the two situations is striking. Both Adam and Noah were commanded to fill the earth and exercise control over it. Each of them is actually the ancestor of all men in the present world. Each sinned by partaking of a fruit—Noah of the fruit of the vine and Adam of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. As a result, each became naked and then was provided with a covering by someone else. Finally the prophecy resulted in a curse which has affected mankind ever since. Along with the curse, however, there were also the blessing and anticipation of ultimate salvation.

According to Acts 17:26, God has a specific time and place and purpose for each nation throughout the ages. Although each race and nation were to contribute to the corporate life of mankind as a whole, the overriding purpose of every national entity was “that they should seek the Lord” (Acts 17:27). The basic outline of the function of each of the three major streams of nations is given in the remarkable prophecy of Noah in Genesis 9:25–27.” via the Logos Bible Android app.

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