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Eden: The Fall and the Nature of Sin

Throughout history, the human race has told stories of superheroes. We seem to instinctively know we need one. The first “villain” comes into the Creation story. The devil, speaking through the serpent, lies about reality in a way that convinces the first humans to believe him. In the shame, fear, instinct to cover and hide, and blaming that results lies the seed of ongoing internal darkness for the whole race. There is only one true Superhero who can save us completely. Jesus, (“anti-warrior” as He is “anti-king”) does not show up in a flash of muscle and light to do away with the bad guy. Instead, He comes into humanity as a fragile child, brings God’s Word and God’s light, lives and dies as one of us – then raises us up with Him!

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