SPECIAL TOPIC: WHY GOD CLOTHED ADAM AND EVE WITH ANIMAL SKINS

A. As a provision for the harsh life outside of Eden

B. To cover their sensed shame of nakedness

C. To show the lawfulness of using animals for mankind's needs

D. To show the difference in mankind's provisions (leaves) and God's (skins)

E. To remind them of their own coming death (cf. Genesis 5)

F. To foreshadow the clothing metaphor of Christ's imputed righteousness given to us as a new garment (cf. Rom. 13:14; Gal. 3:27; Eph. 4:24; Col. 3:8,10,12,14; James 1:21 1 Pet. 2:1)

G. To show God's continuing love and provision for mankind, even though fallen

 

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