Then the Lord God said to the serpent,

“Because you have done this, you are cursed
more than all animals, domestic and wild.
You will crawl on your belly,
groveling in the dust as long as you live.
15 And I will cause hostility between you and the woman,
and between your offspring and her offspring.
He will strike your head,
and you will strike his heel.”

Genesis 3:14,15

When Adam and Eve first sinned, God began His judgment with the serpent.  In this judgment He also announced His redemptive purpose for all of us.

The two figures in this conflict are later declared to be Christ, who was the seed born of a woman and Satan, called, “the serpent of old.”

Christ Himself spoke of His binding Satan, the “strong man” of this world system, and casting him out.  Christ’s death on the cross provided the ground for Satan’s final destruction, for “he who builds the scaffold finally hangs thereon.”  This whole process by which God reclaims His authority in all realms and forever stops all rebellion can be thought of as God’s “kingdom program.”

Christ’s death on the cross then became the round for God’s redemptive program, the program by which He provided salvation for everyone.


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