Have you ever wondered why everything seems to work against you? Why does the basement flood and the attic have carpenter ants? Why does the computer crash and the electric bill spike? Could it be that you—as a human—are experiencing the effects of a cosmic war?

This story in Genesis 3 is explaining why things are the way they are. Why everything is bent and broken and dying. God is giving us the answers, as he speaks to Adam about the consequences for his decision to sin.

Joining me is Dr. Michael Wittmer. Mike is the author of several books, including Becoming Worldly Saints, Anticipating Heaven, and The Bible Explainer. He’s a pastor and a seminary professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary—here in Grand Rapids, where I live. He is married to Julie and has three young adult children. It’s a huge honor that we have him with us today, and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

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Guest: Mike Wittmer

Bible Passage: Genesis 2:10-17, 3:16-19

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Mike Wittmer

Cursed is the Ground - Mike Wittmer

Joining me is Dr. Michael Wittmer. Mike is the author of several books, including Becoming Worldly Saints, Anticipating Heaven, and The Bible Explainer. He’s a pastor and a seminary professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary—here in Grand Rapids, where I live. He is married to Julie and has three young adult children. It’s a huge honor that we have him with us today, and I hope you enjoy this conversation as much as I did.

Find Mike

These are some of the books that have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them. My book, Control Girlincludes a chapter on Eve, titled, “It Looked Good to me.”

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Recommended Podcast Episodes

These are some of the podcasts I have especially appreciated, and which have helped me prepare for the conversations we’re having about the True Story of the Beginning. I highly recommend each of them.

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Season 4: The True Story of the Beginning

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To help you, we’ve added a False Narrative Watchlist as part of the Live Like It’s True Workbook, which correlates with this Story of the Beginning series. This part of the workbook helps you to put side by side, the truths communicated in this story, next to the false narratives of the world. I hope you’ll pick up your free copy today!

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  • The 1-page True Story Worksheet
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  • “Awakening to the False Narratives”
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