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- Sin enters the world. This happened when, at the coaxing of a serpent (Satan in disguise), the first two humans ate from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
- God’s promise of restoration. Although the situation looks grim, God gives Adam and Eve hope. He promises that someone will come in the future and crush the serpent’s head and destroy evil.
- God’s solution is Jesus Christ. Jesus tells his followers that he is going to bring peace and become king, but that he is going to do this by taking the full effect of humanity’s evil onto himself. This would be a tragedy…except that Jesus rises from the dead!
- The rest of the New Testament claims that Jesus’s power is now available to all who follow him in order that we can confront the evil and sin in our own lives.
Genesis 3:14-15 (NASB) The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life; And I will put enmity Between you and the woman, And between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, And you shall bruise him on the heel.”