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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio

Adam and Eve Redemption By Faith Video

Adam and Eve's Faith in God 1 of 2 from Charles E. Whisnant on Vimeo.

What you have here in this amazing little section is the introduction of salvation, the introduction of redemption.
Outline from Charles e. Whisnant
Genesis 3:20-21

Here you have:

1. The true “proto” evangelism.
2. The first gospel.
3. The first promises of the gospel unfolded, the plan of salvation.

And here is the point: Adam had been lied by the serpent, and so had Eve, and they now knew it. They knew it because they expected to be like God. And instead, they were unlike God.

Instead of entering into some new level of relationship to God, they were totally cut off from God. They knew well now, that the devil was a liar, and they wanted him crushed and they wanted to be delivered.


It is essential to understand here that Adam is exercising faith. The woman will have a son, and that son will triumph over Satan. And that Son will restore paradise, and that Son will rescue the lost. He didn’t doubt God’s promise. Just like Abraham did.

1. Adam couldn’t see it. Eve was the mother of absolutely nobody. But he believed that out of her would come a Savior to destroy Satan and rescue man from the devil’s tyranny. He believed it.
Adam named the woman “EVE”. And Eve accepted the name, they were exercising faith. Hebrews 11:1, and 2:11.

  • And faith can’t really exist without repentance. Inbuilt in Adam’s faith was repentance.
  • If you say you believe God, you have to say you no longer believe Satan.
  • Adam was saying, I need a deliverer, I need a rescuer, I need someone to come and crush the serpent’s head, and I need someone to come and rescue me from the tempter.
  • Repentance involved for Adam a dramatic change. His attitude toward Satan changed as much as his attitude toward God.
  • Adam was no longer seduced and deceived by Satan.