THE 3 EFFECTS OF THE FALL OF MAN.
Effect: – Means a change which is a result or consequence of an action or other causes.
Fall: means move from a higher level to a lower level without control. Adam and Eve fell as a result of sin through wilful disobedient.
God told Adam & Eve that if they ate the fruit the tree of the knowledge of good and evil they would surely die.
They did eat and although they did not die immediately. They begin to die their physical death has because contain the only question was that how long they would live before they died. And they were not the only ones who would die. Death spread to all men because all men sinned. Romans 5:12
So through the sin of man sin spread to all men and all men died.
SEPARATION FROM GOD.
Separation from God is spiritual death Man’s relationship with God died with the fall and he was separated from god the sources of all life therefore man would not only die physically but also die spiritually leaving him to wander around looking for something that was missing. Looking for life from God. Many People realize there is something missing in their life and are searching for something more or better. But they don’t know what it is. It is God. Even when men do have a relationship with god and life is better there is still a sense that something is missing the will never fully experience life and fulfilment until they go to God through Jesus Christ and experience life beyond imagination. We look forward to that day with a deep yeaning but it begins with finding life now through a relationship with the living God.
Physical life moves from life to death but spiritual life moves from death to life (John 5:24).
The fall changed man’s relationships in many ways it changed his relationship with himself other people and even with nature. We are told that before the fall the man and the woman were naked but not ashamed (Genesis 2:25) but immediately after the fall they realized they were naked & were ashamed Genesis 3:7. Shame altered man’s relationship with himself. All of us now struggle to some degree with self worth because of our sin. One of our greatest needs is to regain a sense of our value and worth.
Sin also damaged man’s relationship with other people. Immediately after the fall Adam & Eve’s relationship with one another took a turn for the worse. Adam blamed Eve and God for his sin and Eve blamed Satan Genesis 3:8-13. There was fear, shame and blame but no repentance Relationship begin to suffer.
Even man’s relationship with nature was affected by the fall. The world itself was altered. Originally the earth produced all kinds of fruit after the fall. Fruit production was more difficult. God caused the ground and caused thorns and thistles to grow to crowd out the crops man needed to live.