As we continue our chronicle through the Bible we have landed in the ever so controversial story of Sodom and Gomorrah. Let's compare and contrast the likeness of this evil society with the one that we so conveiniently call home. The comparisions are scary.
The Father of the faithful, a man listed in the Hall of Faith, Abraham is truly a man that goes down in the bible's Who's who. To understadn where he came from will set the ground work for your understanding of much of what will transpire in the 65 books that follow Genesis.
Soooo, if we all came from Noah....where did all theses countries and different racial backgrounds come from? How did we get so far separated? How did some groups become notoriously good and others bad?
We met, Adam, Eve, Cain, Abel. We talk about the line of Seth all the way through Enoch, Methuselah and here we are at Noah. The man who found grace in the eyes of God. The man who found righteousness, but being a mess, but his heart was turned toward God.
We all ask the question, "Where does hate come from?" Guess what... We find our answer right here in the foundation of the World. Hate has long had it's root in the fall of man, but it crept in with Cain and Able, ever since we haven't been able to shake it's ugly disposition.
So I'm sure we've all be confused about how exactly the fall of man really worked. Sure we have the basics like they ate from the tree, and God Got angry, and that's why we have to struggle for almost everything. Do we really know what happened in the Garden, and why this is the foundation for the need for a gospel? No? That's cool, so let's dig just a little deeper into the real reasons chapter three sets the stage for the rest of the Gospel.