Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Adamic Covenant, from Scofield Reference Notes (1917)

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The Adamic Covenant conditions the life of fallen man--conditions which must remain till, in the kingdom age, “the creation also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God” Romans 8:21. The elements of the Adamic Covenant are:

(1) The serpent, Satan’s tool, is cursed (Genesis 3:14), and becomes God’s illustration in nature of the effects of sin--from the most beautiful and subtle of creatures to a loathsome reptile! The deepest mystery of the atonement is intimated here. Christ, “made sin for us,” in bearing our judgment, is typified by the brazen serpent ; Numbers 21:5-9; John 3:14; 2 Corinthians 5:21. Brass speaks of judgment--in the brazen altar, of God’s judgment, and in the laver, of self-judgment.

(2) The first promise of a Redeemer (Genesis 3:15). Here begins the “Highway of the Seed,” Abel, Seth, Noah Genesis 6:8-10, Shem Genesis 9:26,27, Abraham Genesis 12:1-4, Isaac Genesis 17:19-21 Jacob Genesis 28:10-14, Judah Genesis 49:10, David 2 Samuel 7:5-17 Immanuel-Christ ; Isaiah 7:9-14; Matthew 1:1,20-23; 1 John 3:8; John 12:31.

(3) The changed state of the woman (Genesis 3:16). In three particulars:
(a) Multiplied conception;

(b) motherhood linked with sorrow;

(c) the headship of the man (cf) Genesis 1:26,27 The entrance of sin, which is disorder, makes necessary a headship, and it is vested in man ; 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Ephesians 5:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:7-9.
(4) The earth cursed (Genesis 3:17) for man’s sake. It is better for fallen man to battle with a reluctant earth than to live without toil.

(5) The inevitable sorrow of life (Genesis 3:17).

(6) The light occupation of Eden Genesis 2:15 changed to burdensome labour Genesis 3:18,19.

(7) Physical death Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12-21, See “Death (spiritual)” Genesis 2:17. (See Scofield “Ephesians 2:5”).

Further study (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] The Covenants of Scripture

[2] How many types of covenants are recorded in the Bible?

[3] “Party in Paradise” (Genesis 2:4-25), by Keith Krell

[4] The Divine Plan From Paradise to Paradise, by Allen Ross

[5] What is the Adamic Covenant? from Got

[6] What in the World Is Going On? A Study of God's Plan for Man, by Bob Deffinbaugh

Sermons on Adamic Covenant (Be like the Bereans! Acts 17:11)

[1] Why am I Broken – outline, by Brandt Lyon, Olivet Baptist Church

[2] When the Chickens Come Home to Roost, by Michael Stark, New Beginnings Baptist Church

[3] Cinderella and the Fall, by Bryan Clements

[4] A Great Fall, by Kenneth Morris

[5] The Blame Game, by Nate Schumacher

[6]The Dangerous Effects of Sin, by Scott Hergert

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