The Narratives Of The Torah

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Studying the narratives of the Torah in depth is important to the Christian faith and to present times. Genesis is important for several reasons. The first reason is Genesis gives a beginning point for our Christian faith. “It is the account of God’s activity in history. As such, it must have a beginning. The book of Genesis gives us our historical point of reference, from which all subsequent revelation proceeds” (Deffinbaugh, Genesis: From Paradise to Patriarchs, 2004). We do not have any background for our beliefs if we do not have the book of Genesis. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him, nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness did not comprehend it” (John 1:1-5). We learn about creation and Adam and Eve. Genesis tells us how sin entered the world and the results of that sin are death; “for dust you are and to dust you will return” (Genesis 3:19, New International Version). It is important to our Christian faith to know how sin entered into the world and how to be forgiven and redeemed from the sins that we are destined to commit because of the events involving Adam and Eve in Genesis. The Genesis narrative of the flood also provides a lesson for our Christian faith today. “So, the Lord said, ‘I will…
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