Adam sinned and immediately died spiritually, and was separated from God.
When Adam sinned, sin brought with it, death, which is the payment for sinning. For the wages of sin is death but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 6:23
God created man to live forever, spiritually and physically, with a perfect living spirit and a perfect body. Life is in the blood, but man dies physically because sin and death infected the blood of man, poisoning the blood of man with infections, aging the body and making the body die gradually before its time. The blood in mankind supplies and feeds his body with infections from death. For this reason, sin is not in the flesh, but in the blood. The flesh is only called “sinful flesh” because the death-infected blood delivers poison to the flesh and makes it die gradually.
Sin is transmitted to all of Adam’s offspring. For in that one sinned all have sinned. Romans 5:12 Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.
THE VIRGIN BIRTH
It is a very fact, which these series will explain, not only by the Word of God, but with scientifically medical proof that man’s blood is infected, and that is why it was necessary for the VIRGIN BIRTH of Jesus Christ. You will see that Christ could share in having Adam’s flesh, which is not inherently sinful, but He could not partake of Adam’s blood, which was completely filled with sin. God knew a way by which Jesus could be “born of a woman”, but not of a man, and could be a perfect human being because He had not a drop of Adam’s sinful blood in His veins, He did not share in Adam’s sin.
In another part of this series, I will take up the subject of the virgin birth in more detail, but I wanted you to see the proving statement that sin is in the blood and the whole “Plan of Redemption” revolves around the blood.
THE BIBLE; A LONG LINE OF BLOOD
The Bible is a Book of blood. Since sin is in the blood, and if sin is to be atoned for, sinless blood must be provided by someone who is totally unaffected by Adam’s sin, but belongs to the human race. So when we trace through the scriptures, even from the beginning, we see that the pages are full of blood.
The first mention of the blood is in Genesis 3:2, the blood was used for the sacrifice for Adam and Eve after they sinned in the garden and their sin were covered with the blood of an animal’s sacrifice, supplied by God. And then in Genesis 4:10, where the blood of Abel cried from the ground for vengeance.
Realizing the need; that sin cannot be just covered, but atoned; man has always tried to save himself, by the work of his own hands and by garments of his own making, like when Adam covered his nakedness with fig leaves, which did not work in God’s eyes. So Adam; trying to save himself with these flimsy leafy garments of morality, culture, and good works with a social type of gospel; did nothing in God’s sight.
It’s the same for man today, repeating the error of our first parents, a man tries to save himself by his works, trying to be good by his own will and of his own hands, and ever since the fall of man, mankind has failed and will always fail, trying to save himself.
Then God came to Adam and Eve in the garden and showed them “His way” of the atonement for sin, in Genesis 3:21, “Unto Adam also and unto his wife did the LORD God make coats of skin, and (He) clothed them.”
This is the first record of blood sacrifice.
Notice three things about these “Acts of God”, which was a preview of the “Plan of Redemption”.
First, Adam’s sin called for “God’s Intervention”.
It must be God’s work and not man’s. God provided the coats of skins. Salvation must be ALL of the Lord.
Second, Salvation must be by the DEATH of an innocent substitute.
Since these coats were made of skin, an innocent animal first had to die to provide the covering.
A substitute had to die that Adam might be saved.
Third, It must be by the shedding of blood; for the animal must be killed to give it’s skin to cover them and in this sacrifice, it’s blood must be shed. Without shedding of blood is no remission.
It is the blood that makes an atonement for the soul.
“The blood of Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son, cleans us from all sin.”
“BLOOD IS ALL THROUGH THE BIBLE”