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Q: Is Jesus in Genesis?
A: The Bible is the Word of God and reveals to us Jesus Christ, the Son of God, whether directly or indirectly. For example, Jesus even said, “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me” (John 5:46). The fall of mankind, the entrance of sin, and the need for Christ to die for us originated in Genesis 3. Would we expect to see Christ there? Absolutely—perhaps more than you realize.
The first reference to Christ is well known. It is called a “theophany” or, more precisely, a “Christophany.” These are appearances of the Lord Jesus Christ in the Old Testament prior to Christ coming in the flesh (e.g., remember the Lord appearing to Abraham in Genesis 18; cf. John 8:58). Keeping in mind who Christ is (the Creator God—John 1; Colossians 1; Hebrews 1), we need to remember that Jesus did not merely show up on the scene 2,000 years ago. He is the Creator, “the Word made flesh” as John puts it in John 1.
Genesis 3 reveals the account of Eve being deceived by the serpent followed by Adam and Eve’s sin of eating the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Genesis 3 also reveals the curses and repercussions of sin.
Perhaps you are wondering where Christ is in this passage. Continue reading to take a closer look.
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