I want to teach you some things regarding the original sin. But, to do so, I have to give you some
background so that you can get a fuller understanding. We will begin in Genesis chapter one and we are
looking for who had dominion or rulership over God’s creation.
Genesis 1:26-28 (KJV)
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion
over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth,
and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female
created he them.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the
earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and
over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
There is one thing that I want to point out and that is the word “replenish.” To replenish means
that there was plenty to begin with and then everything was lost, destroyed or used up. In this
case it was destroyed. There was a war in heaven when the Devil (Lucifer) tried to take God’s
place as God. Michael and his angels defeated Lucifer and threw him out of Heaven. During the
war the Earth was destroyed. Thus, Genesis was the rebuilding of the Earth. Isaiah 45:18, Isaiah
14: 12,13, Rev. 12:7-9.
Now the point of showing you these verses is to show you that Adam had the dominion over
Genesis 2:19 (KJV)
19 And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and
brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living
creature, that was the name thereof.
Since Adam had dominion over all of the animals, birds and fish it was his right to name them.
Luke 4:1-7 (KJV)
1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they
were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by
every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the
world in a moment of time.6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is
delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
So, here we see the Devil tempting Jesus and in tempting Jesus he said that he had the
dominion/rulership of all of the kingdoms and that includes everything that God gave Adam.
How he got that dominion is the subject of this article.
Genesis 2:16-17 (KJV)
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou
eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Adam and Eve could do anything that they wanted EXCEPT that one thing. Don’t eat the fruit of the tree
of knowledge of good and evil! If you read the verse eighteen you will see Eve wasn’t around when God
told Adam not to eat that fruit.
Genesis 3:1-24 (KJV)
1 Now the serpent (the Devil) was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God
had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the
The Devil knew exactly what God told Adam, but, he had a plan and the Devil is insidious. The
conversation that God put in a few verses took time to develop.
2 And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Is that what God said? No it is not! Eve left out the word “freely.” Why is that significant? You
will find out in a minute.
3 But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of
it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Is that what God said? No! Eve, by now has deleted a word, added a word and changed a word.
Does she still have the God spoken word? Nope! When you change one word in the Word do
you have the Word of God? NO you don’t. I know what you are thinking,” well there are
translations and we don’t have the original God Breathed Word. Let me remind you, God is still
God and He protects his Word and not only that He has given us guide post by which to study
His Word. Beside that approx. 90% of God’s Word can be understood without study or
explanation. Examples are John 3:16, Genesis 1:1.
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall
be as gods, knowing good and evil.Without the Word Eve had no way of defending herself against the onslaught of the Devil. Let
me remind you of the temptations of Luke chapter four. What did Jesus use to defend himself?
Three words “it is written.”
6 And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes,
and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also
unto her husband with her; and he did eat. Eve was deceived, Adam wasn’t. He just did what Eve
asked him to do.
Do you know what sin is? It is broken fellowship! Not doing what God says to do. Jesus Christ
lived a perfect life. He always did the will of God and in so doing never got out of fellowship. He
never sinned.
When Adam ate the fruit of the tree of good and evil he committed the original sin. In today’s
terms it would be high treason. When he ate of the fruit he transferred his authority and dominion
over to the Devil.
7 And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed
fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
8 And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and
Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the
9 And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?
10 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid
11 And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I
commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I
did eat.
13 And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman
said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above
all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat
all the days of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall
bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
16 Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou
shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the
ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast
thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.20 And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.
21 Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and
now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from
whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a
flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.