Monday, March 17, 2014

Usurpers all

The so-called fall of Genesis 3 is not just an act of sinning against God’s command, a moral lapse, but a betrayal of our fundamental kingly and priestly roles. Instead of mediating God to the serpent, instead of taking our assignment of ruling God’s good garden on God’s behalf, Adam and Eve tried to elevate themselves to God’s role. The issue is not just that we were sinners; we were usurpers in the garden.— The King Jesus Gospel, page 138

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I like that idea. Usurpers. We decided to become God—and it has haunted us ever since...
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