The Gospel Promise

1. What had God said to Adam about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

“Thou shalt not eat of it; for the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.” Genesis 2:17

2. Did Adam keep this commandment of God?

No, for he ate of the forbidden fruit which Eve gave him. Genesis 3:6

3. Who tempted Eve to eat of this forbidden fruit?

Satan tempted her with the lie, “Ye shall not surely die.” Genesis 3:4, 5

4. Did Adam and Eve know that they were guilty on account of their sin?

Yes, for they knew that they were naked; and they made themselves aprons of fig leaves. Genesis 3:7

5. How did God cover their nakedness?

The Lord God clothed them with coats of skin. Genesis 3:21

6. What was God’s curse upon Satan?

“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.” Genesis 3:15

7. What is so important about this Bible text?

It is the first announcement of the promise of the gospel.

8. Does the seed of the woman refer to all the children of Eve?

No, God meant the elect believers and their spiritual seed.

9. Whom does God mean by the seed of the serpent?

God means those who hate God and His church and are sometimes in Scripture called “the world.” I John 3:13

10. How did God fulfill this promise?

He sent the Savior to deliver His people from the power of Satan. Romans 16:20