The First Dispensation-Man’s Innocene

By , June 5, 2009 8:05 pm

The Seven Dispensations:

First Dispensation; Man’s Innocence:  Genesis 2:25 “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” They were not ashamed because their innocence was not only physical but spiritual; they no reason for shame because there was no sin. Sin brings shame, corruption, ungodliness, disobedience and evil.

This dispensation began at the creation of man and extended until the time that Adam and Eve yielded to the voice of the tempter and fell into sin. Genesis 3:6 “And when the woman that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat”

During this time man was free from sin, not having even the knowledge of evil. This dispensation (as is true with each of the seven) ended in judgment. In this case it consisted of Adam and Eve’s being driven from the Garden of Eden. This judgment included the curse upon the ground of thorns and thistles, and the earning of bread by the sweat of the brow. You can continue this reading in Genesis 3:17-24. Deaths, heretofore unheard of, were passed upon all men.

I don’t know how much time there was between the creation of Adam and the birth of Cain and Abel; we do know however from the scriptures that Adam was 130 years old when Seth was born. Seth carries the birth right all the way to Noah. Since Adam and Eve had already being driven out of the Garden Eden when Seth was born we can safely assume that this first dispensation lasted less than 130 years when judgment came.

Next week: The second Dispensation.

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