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Genesis and Revelation

Genesis and Revelation

*Noteworhthy contrasts between the first three chapters of the Bible and the last three chapters of the Bible.

 Genesis 1-3  Revelation 20-22
 "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth" (1:1)  "I saw a new heaven and a new earth" (21:1)
 "The darkness he called night" (1:5) "There shall be no night there" (21:25) 
Satan appears as deceiver of man (3:13)  Satan disappears forever (20:10)
 Shown a garden, into which defilement entered (3:6-7)  Shown a city, "There shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth" (21:27)
 Walk of God with man interrupted (3:8)  Walk of God with man resumed (21:3)
 Initial triumph of the Serpent (3:13)  Ultimate triumph of the Lamb (20:10; 22:3)
"I will greatly multiply your pain" (3:16)   "Neither shall there be pain any more" (21:4)
 "Cursed is the ground for your sake" (3:17) "There shall be no more curse" (22:3)
Man's dominion broken in the fall of the first man, Adam (3:19) Man's dominion restored, in the rule of the New Man, Christ (22:5)
First paradise closed (3:23)  New paradise opened (21:25)
Access to the tree of life disinherited in Adam (3:24)  Access to the tree of life reinstated in Christ (22:14)
They were driven from God's presence (3:24)  "They shall see his face" (22:4)

*Adapted from J. Carl Laney's lecture notes on the book of Revelation.