Edward Fisher: the Sin of Adam

(In response to the claim that “it is a strange thing that so small an offense…should plunge the whole of mankind into such a gulf of misery.)  “Though at first glance it seems to be a small offense, yet, if we look [earnestly] upon the matter it will appear to be an exceeding great offense; for thereby intolerable injury was done unto God; as, first, His dominion and authority in His holy command was violated.

Secondly, His justice, truth, and power, in His most righteous threatening, were despised.

Thirdly, His most pure and perfect image, wherein man was created in righteousness and true holiness, was utterly defaced.

Fourthly, His glory, which, by an active service, the creature should have brought to Him, was lost and despoiled.”  He goes on to explain how Adam broke all ten commandments:  Read more