WEDNESDAY—I escaped last night, and rode a horse all night, hoping to get clear of the Park before the trouble should begin. About an hour after sun-up, as I was riding through a flowery plain where thousands of animals were grazing, slumbering, or playing, all of a sudden they broke into a tempest of frightful noises, and in one moment the plain was a frantic commotion and every beast was destroying its neighbor. I knew what it meant – Eve had eaten that fruit, and death was come into the world.
Mark Twain announced he translated Extracts from Adam’s Diary (1904) from Adam’s original hieroglyphics. The extracts are humorous but often deviate from Scripture. This month’s excerpts involve Adam’s account of the Fall.
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©William T. Pelletier, Ph.D.
“contending earnestly for the faith” (Jude 1:3)
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. (Romans 8:18-23)
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