The Everlasting Covenant


The Curse Not an Arbitrary Thing

But man sinned. He was head of the earth, and therefore his fall affected the whole earth. By his sin everything was contaminated. For his sake the curse came upon the earth, and so upon all that comes from it. God said, “Cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee.” 2 EVCO 245.1

The curse did not come upon man arbitrarily, but was the inevitable result of his departure from the Word of God. Death came by sin. Where sin is, there death must be, for death is contained in sin, and sin brings forth death. EVCO 245.2