14 July, 2019 – Berlin Immanuel Church continued with the study on Genesis 3 this Sunday with Genesis 3:20-24. Adam and Eve were banished from Eden, the place where life was picking the fruit, life of fulness of joy and peace that came from the communion they had with God. But after they sinned they find themselves outside of the garden, facing toil, hardship, insecurity and death. They are in the wilderness of life and the access to the tree of life is blocked. It’s important that we don’t misunderstand God and know why we are in this position. We are not meant to be on the outside, and yet here we are, banished by God. Adam believed, just as all mankind after him, that he didn’t need God, that he had a glory of his own. But God reminds him in verse 23 that he came from the ground he now has to work and he will return to it. He thought the knowledge of good and evil would make him like god, but this knowledge he obtained was different from God’s. God who is holy and in whom there is no evil looks at it from the outside, objectively, he remains unchanged, holy and righteous. But man was changed once for all by this knowledge, that became subjective, the evil became part of him (Rom 7:14-23.) And it’s the hardest thing for people to admit, that the sin is not only in their actions, but that in our core, we are sinners, we are ungodly and unworthy. We love the idea that somehow we are good and right and all that needs to be fixed is on the outside, then we will be perfectly happy.