Romans 8:21. The elements of the Adamic Covenant are: (1) The serpent, Satan’s tool, is cursed (Genesis 3:14), and becomes God’s illustration in nature of the effects of sin–from the most beautiful and subtle of creatures to a loathsome reptile! The deepest mystery of the atonement is intimated here. Christ, “made sin for us,” in bearing our judgment, is typified by the brazen serpent ; Numbers 21:5-9; John 3:14; 2 Corinthians 5:21. Brass speaks of judgment–in the brazen altar, of God’s judgment, and in the laver, of self-judgment. (2) The first promise of a Redeemer (Genesis 3:15). Here begins the “Highway of the Seed,” Abel, Seth, Noah Genesis 6:8-10, Shem Genesis 9:26,27, Abraham Genesis 12:1-4, Isaac Genesis 17:19-21 Jacob Genesis 28:10-14, Judah Genesis 49:10, David 2 Samuel 7:5-17 Immanuel-Christ ; Isaiah 7:9-14; Matthew 1:1,20-23; 1 John 3:8; John 12:31. (3) The changed state of the woman (Genesis 3:16). In three particulars: (a) Multiplied conception; (b) motherhood linked with sorrow; (c) the headship of the man (cf) Genesis 1:26,27 The entrance of sin, which is disorder, makes necessary a headship, and it is vested in man ; 1 Timothy 2:11-14; Ephesians 5:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:7-9. (4) The earth cursed (Genesis 3:17) for man’s sake. It is better for fallen man to battle with a reluctant earth than to live without toil. (5) The inevitable sorrow of life (Genesis 3:17). (6) The light occupation of Eden Genesis 2:15 changed to burdensome labour Genesis 3:18,19. (7) Physical death Genesis 3:19; Romans 5:12-21, See “Death (spiritual)” Genesis 2:17. (See Scofield “Ephesians 2:5”) . See for the other covenants: EDENIC (See Scofield “Genesis 1:28”) NOAHIC (See Scofield “Genesis 9:1”) ABRAHAMIC (See Scofield “Genesis 15:18”) MOSAIC (See Scofield “Exodus 19:25”) PALESTINIAN (See Scofield “Deuteronomy 30:3”) DAVIDIC (See Scofield “2 Samuel 7:16”) NEW (See Scofield “Hebrews 8:8”)
Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Genesis 3:14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
Numbers 21:5 – 21:9
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for [there is] no bread, neither [is there any] water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
John 3:14 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:
In one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit;
In the absolute deity and full humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, God the Son, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His substitutionary and atoning death for all through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory to judge the living and the dead;
In the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is empowered to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ;
In the divine inspiration of all 66 books of the Old and New Testaments as originally given, guaranteeing their infallibility, entire trustworthiness, and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct;
That all people are sinners and cannot save themselves. Salvation is received as a free gift of God’s grace, apart from works, through repentance and personal faith in the redemptive work of Christ and the regenerating power of the Holy Spirit;
In the bodily resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the eternal blessedness of the saved, and the eternal punishment of the lost;
In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ who are thus members of His Body, the Church, whose work is the worship of God, perfecting the saints, and evangelization of the world.