When we hear the word autopsy we think of one thing, examining a body, internal and external, to answer one or more questions: how did they die, when did death occur, etc. If you look the word up Merriam-Webster agrees and lists this as the 1st definition. The second definition reads as follows…” a critical examination, evaluation, or assessment of someone or something past”. What we are going to do today is more closely related to definition number two.
The thought of watching an autopsy, definition number one, would not be a pleasant thing. An autopsy of sin isn’t going to be pretty either. We know that sin has consequences. Unfortunately we have made bad choices and suffered the consequences for it. In our critical examination we want to answer some questions as well: What was the sin, who did it, why did they do it and what were the consequences? Our “something past” occurs all the way back in Genesis chapter three. The bible describes a temptation, the choice that was made and the consequences for that choice. Read the rest of this entry »