As a result of their actions, a change resulted in the nature of Adam and Eve. This change occurred in three areas:
a) A Mental Change
“The eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked”. They were now aware of what sin was and the Bible teaches that from that time forward, human nature has had a bias toward sin. This mental change caused:-
b) A Moral Change
“They were no longer “very good”, but were estranged from God because of sin. Finally, the punishment that God had clearly stated became a reality, the result being:-
c) A Physical Change
They began to die, as God had said they would – “for in the day that thou eatest thereof, dying thou shalt die”.