Thursday, February 27, 2014

The Genesis Foundation

Gen 1:1  In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:27  So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Gen 1:28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

Gen 2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Gen 2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Gen 2:18  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Gen 2:19  And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof.

Gen 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Gen 3:2  And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:
Gen 3:3  But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
Gen 3:6  And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Gen 3:7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.

Gen 3:22  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
Gen 3:23  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
Gen 3:24  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

This is a brief summary of the foundation of the Bible. God created man and woman in his image in a perfect environment. They walked with God without sin. There was only one thing the were forbidden to do, to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Satan tempted Eve, saying you will be as God, you will be your own god. Now you can do what you want to do. By disobeying both Adam and Eve had sinned, in disobeying God. Sin was introduced to all of their offspring. Now they must choose to obey God or to disobey and ignore God.
In our schools this foundational Bible teaching is not taught, instead the false doctrine of evolution is taught and man becomes godless. They become their own authority doing what they want to do. They are not taught right and wrong or sin being  disobedience to God. Many people do not understand what sin means, being godless they do not see the need for a savior. The great sin is to deny God as creator of all.

It is difficult to explain that Jesus is the Savior from sins, when they have no Biblical foundation. It is the work of the Churches to be sure that the young and old are taught the Genesis foundation so that they will understand sin and a need for repentance. This explains why there are few who repent and are sorry for their sins. Many just say words and do not continue in church. America is becoming godless because of godless education.

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