Dispensationalism II - Lesson 2

  1. THE DISPENSATION OF INNOCENCE (Genesis 2:4-9) (Continued)
    1. Commission (Genesis 1:28)
      1. Be fruitful
      2. Multiply
      3. Replenish the earth
      4. Subdue the earth
      5. Have dominion over the animals
    2. Covenant (Genesis 2:16-17)
      1. Liberty: Eat freely of the trees of the garden
      2. Restriction: Do not eat the tree of the knowledge of good and evil
      3. Judgment: In the day you eat thereof you die
    3. Crisis (Genesis 3:1-8)
      1. The Test: God allows the serpent (Satan) to tempt Eve concerning the tree (verse 1)
      2. The Plan
        1. The serpent questions God’s word (verse 1)
        2. The serpent contradicts God’s word (verse 4)
        3. The serpent changes God’s word (verse 5)
        4. NOTE: Compare the three attacks made on the word by the Pharisees (Matthew 15:3, 6, 9)
      3. The Fall
        1. Eve adds to the word (verse 3)
        2. Eve takes of the forbidden fruit (verse 6)
          1. Good for food
          2. Pleasant to the eyes
          3. Desired to make one wise
          4. NOTE: Compare to the three kinds of lust in the world (1 John 2:16)
        3. Eve gave of the fruit to Adam (verse 6)
      4. The Consequences
        1. They lost their innocence (verse 7)
        2. They lost their fellowship (verse 8)
        3. Their spirit died at that moment (see Romans 7:9)
    4. Condemnation (Genesis 3:14-24)
      1. The serpent is cursed (verses 14-15)
      2. The woman is judged (verse 16)
      3. The ground is cursed (verses 17-18)
      4. The man is judged (verses 19-24)
    5. Compassion
      1. God covers man with coats of skins (Genesis 3:21)
      2. God promises a future Redeemer (Genesis 3:15)
    6. Change
      1. Man now has a fallen, sinful nature
      2. Man now lives in a sin-cursed world
      3. Man is cast out of the Garden of Eden
      4. Man now will die and return to dust
  2. THE DISPENSATION OF CONSCIENCE (Romans 2:12-15)
    1. Notes on the Conscience
      1. The purpose of the conscience – an inner source of knowledge
        1. Knowledge of the existence of God (Romans 1:19)
        2. Knowledge of evil actions – conviction (John 8:9; Romans 2:15)
        3. Knowledge of right actions (Romans 9:1)
      2. The need for a redeemed conscience (Hebrews 9:8-9, 14; Hebrews 10:1-3, 22)
      3. The operation of a good conscience (Acts 23:1; Acts 24:16; 1 Timothy 1:5, 19; 1 Peter 2:19; 1 Peter 3:16, 21; cp. Hebrews 5:14)
      4. The failure of the human conscience
        1. A weak conscience (1 Corinthians 8:7, 12)
        2. A defiled conscience (Titus 1:15)
        3. A seared conscience (1 Timothy 4:2)
    2. Content
      1. From the fall of man to the flood
      2. Genesis 4-8
      3. 1,656 years (Genesis 5)
    3. Conditions
      1. A fallen world (Genesis 3:17)
      2. The loss of innocence (Genesis 3:22)
      3. Sinful nature (Genesis 4:1-10; John 6:63; Romans 7:18; Galatians 5:17)
      4. Loss of God’s presence – beginning of prayer (Genesis 3:24; Genesis 4:16, 26)
      5. Death (Genesis 4:8; Genesis 5:5)
David Reagan

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 26:12

Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? there is more hope of a fool than of him.