The phrase must have looped over and over in Adam’s mind after he took his first bite of the forbidden fruit. “In the day that you eat of it you shall surely die” (Gen. 2:17). This was the day he ate of it, so this was the day he would surely die. I can’t imagine the terror Adam felt as he stitched together a few fig leaves for make-shift clothes. Adam was now on borrowed time before his inevitable punishment. Judgment day had come. While God introduced earthly justice that day, He also restrained His judgment’s full weight and granted …
Jared Oliphint is a Ph.D. student in philosophy at Texas A&M University and a Th.M. student at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.