Left With a Sense of Exposure, Fear, Guilt and Shame

The early church fathers (guys like Gregory of Nazianzus and Athanasius) explained that prior to their sin, Adam and Eve had been “clothed” in the love and acceptance of God, so their nakedness did not bother them.  Now having stripped themselves of God’s love and acceptance, they were left with a sense of exposure, fear, guilt and shame.

– Greear, J.D.; Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary; B&H Publishing Group; Nashville, TN; Copyright 2011; Kindle Edition; page 28


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