Sin Entered the World

In this episode, Rob and Tim read through and discuss the Bible’s record of the very first sin in Genesis 2 and 3. Why was there a tree of the knowledge of good and evil? Why did God command Adam not to eat of it? What is up with the serpent? What lessons can we learn about temptation and sin? It’s all here in this episode.

Key Verse: “Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned” Romans 5:12

Show Notes:


  • Sin is the cause of death (Rom. 6:23)
  • Sin and therefore death came by one man (Rom. 5:12)

The First Sin – Reading through Genesis 2 and 3

  • Genesis 2:16-17 – God’s law and its consequence
  • Genesis 3:1,4 – The serpent and the lie
  • Genesis 3:6-7 – Temptation (1 John 2:16; James 1:14) and the fall of man

Final conclusion

  • The seriousness of sin and its effects on the whole world
  • Hope and forgiveness in Jesus (1 John 3:5)

First Natural, Then Spiritual

Season 2 starts where we left off last season with the question, “Where is Genesis 2:7 quoted in the New Testament?” This leads on a journey to understand Paul’s message about the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15. Along the way, our Bible study reveals to us the meaning of the word “soul” and its connection with Psalm 49. Listen in as Tim Young and Steven Macfarlane discuss this essential Bible study.

The table used for the reading of contrasts in 1 Corinthians 15 can be found here.