|March 27, 2020|
Is the ground
After Adam and Eve’s first sin, God tells Adam “cursed is the ground for thy sake.” This verse is sometimes taken to mean that successive generations of men have been subjected to this curse because of Adam’s sin. Romans 5:12, 8:19-22, and Revelation 22:3 are often used to support this conclusion. This understanding certainly would fit with Calvinist and Reformed teaching. But, does the bible teach that this cursing of the ground was applied universally and automatically to all of Adam’s offspring (even before they themselves sinned) simply because they are Adam’s descendants? Or, does it teach that this curse was applied to men only when each one sinned on their own? Perhaps the first step in answering this question is to determine whether the curse on the ground still continues today.
For more information on
the curse upon the ground and its application, please see our study entitled:
Genesis 8 and