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Pamphlet #6220 Genesis KC 8-1

Will you believe Christ or hang on to the apple tree teechings?

When we last left Adam and Eve they were hiding from the LORD God who was walking in the garden.

They had been in the fig grove with the "tree who had evil knowledge".

They were naked and unashamed when they went in,
but they were naked and ashamed when they came forth.


Satan had beguiled Eve, which is to say, he totally, wholly seduced her.

That is why the apostle Paul would say in his second letter to the Corinthians,
that he had espoused them (the church) to one husband,
and he wanted to present them as chaste virgins to Christ.

But he was fearful that they would become "spiritually" seduced,
even as Eve was "physically" seduced by the serpent.

You see, Eve was a chaste virgin before Satan seduced her.

2 Cor. 11:2-3
For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to Christ.
The subject is virginity.
[3] But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Has your mind been corrupted with fairy tale stories about "apples" and "snakes standing upright"?

Or do you have the eyes to see and ears to hear the simplicity that is in Christ and His Word?

You must look up the word "beguiled" for yourself in Strong's concordance or a Greek dictionary.

The word is exapatao and it means "to seduce wholly".

Check it out.

You will also find later on, in verse 15,
that God will put enmity between Satan's seed and Eve's seed,
meaning their offspring, i.e. Satan's child, Cain who
 murdered his twin brother, Abel who was fathered by Adam
and Eve's third son Seth, who was fathered by Adam also,
 and like Adam, Seth was a grandfather of Jesus Christ,
on His maternal mother, the virgin Mary's, side.

That which has transpired here is explained, in "simplicity",
by the greatest teacher of all time, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Will you believe Him or hang on to the apple tree?

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