A living God’s garden children
It is not necessary or possible to know everything about God and define everything about God. (including what went on in the garden). The only way to attempt this is to try to contain all of scripture in your mind and to stretch it to cover everything when a living relationship with Christ does not exist outside of scripture knowledge. Knowing God only in the rational abstract can not but tempt a man to create God in his mind’s image or his own theo-construct’s image. This makes the Bible an idol or at least God in a bottle. If God can only be defined by scripture then scripture becomes the definer’s God. The bible was never intended to be an idol. The first chapter of John talks about the beginning and the word but it does not mention scripture unless God is inferred limited to just scripture. Even if the phrase "only inspired word of God" is the motto then at least include that there is a word of God that God did not inspire someone to write about. Does this mean I do not accept scripture? Of course not. However, scripture should not be used to try to kill God by stating God can not talk, walk, or caulk new holes in holy and unholy men’s hearts. And if God is still alive now then God was still alive in the garden and could do what he wanted.
Wherever you start man; in the first chapter of Genesis
So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
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.
Or even if you start man in the second chapter with the Adam/Eve/of the dust passage, you still have two healthy people being together before the later fall in the third chapter of Genesis.
I can not find anything that says that Cain and Abel were the fir…
Keywords: [tag]god[/tag], [tag]scripture[/tag], [tag]fall[/tag], [tag]garden[/tag]
Site Description: Christianity forum