(10/30/2015) Asked To Teach On Adam?

Posted: October 30, 2015 in Adam, Children of GOD, Creation, Death, Doctrine, Fellowship with GOD, Knowledge, Sin, The Bible, The Fall of Adam
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What is written in the law and the prophets? how readest thou?  Today, I respond to a blog follower who requested I share my understandings on the Creation of Adam.  Those who seek to discredit the Bible, the operations of faith, and the existence of a sovereign deity, are quick to complain that the texts appearing in the Bible do not provide all the necessary detail; and, according to some believers, the accounts there do not agree.  Often, it is more important to ask what are the divine principles and purposes shown in the Bible, instead of asking, What is recorded and written there (i.e., what does it say in the letter)?  Consider the following points:

(1.)  Where ones investigation of divinity starts with a focus that is in error—seeking explanations that are carnal, fleshy, and material in their nature that would apply to present day living—they can not be in harmony with the first premise for study to acquire sacred knowledge:  The aim and purpose of the Bible is to reveal divinity, not mankind.  Wrongly focused, readers naturally go on to conclusions, and a finish that are inadequate and unsatisfying.

(2.)  Many accept notions that the male was formed, became a living soul through the operations of GOD, and continued in fellowship with Deity before the creation of the female.  It is reasonable (some say, logical), therefore, to believe that sufficient feeling and knowledge were imparted to Adam from GOD that made possible the exchange, interaction, and sharing that describe a unique personal relationship.  More than simply the simultaneous existence for abstract and mechanical presence of object and maker existed with GOD, the Father, and Adam, the offspring.

(3.)  The creation of Adam should not be considered merely the beginning of a peculiar ethnic minority, or human family.  Initially, there were no language groups, tribes, or national states.  No command was given that such things be developed, and maintained.  Rather, Adam was to have dominion upon the earth, and his work would be to maintain this new sphere of life.  Only after the female was introduced, did the command become, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

(4.)  The creation of a female companion for Adam is regarded as a separate account of a different Creation by those who become entangled within the expressions and specific words that appear.  Because a recognizable feature of narrative (e.g., the phrase, “once upon a time”) is repeated in order to add new information, the continuation of the single account is taken to have its own beginning and end.

(5.)  Such features as atonement, forgiveness, praise, prayer, salvation, and solemn worship have been provided to encourage recovery, and their return to GOD by finite beings following the appearance of divine wrath against sin, condemnation of sin by sacred law, division, recurring separation because of sin, and divine silence.

There are many other points that should be carefully considered, correctly understood, and spiritually apprehended.  (For example:  (6.)  Adam was introduced to the sacred operations of death, re-awakening, and sacrifice—he laid down his life, so to speak—for the female to live.  GOD placed Adam in a profound sleep, and required all the aspects of dependence, faith, respect and trust be exercised.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.

Washington, DC

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