The Philosophy Of God 's Creation

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Introduction In the first lesson the goal was to outline in our thinking that God has created a Beautiful world in which He desires us to worship Him as the creator of all things. In This lesson we will be looking at man who God has created in His image and how Man fell in disobedience to God. We shall also see the wonderful provision and Restoration God has made available to us through the various covenants He has established with mankind since the days of Adam. In the same way that God 's creation stands as a source of God in us, we must also face the evil that came as a result of the fall. Genesis 2:7-9 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and Breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living …show more content…

_ Isolation - vs 1 - "he said to the woman..." He first isolated Eve from Adam. He gave them no opportunity to strengthen each Others ' resolve to choose the good. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 Two are better than one, because they have a good reward For their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is Alone when he falls, For he has no one to help him up. Again, if two lie down Together, they will keep warm; but how can one be warm alone? Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not Quickly broken. _ He questioned God 's Word & motive - vs 1&3 - "Has God indeed said..." He then cast doubt on God 's word and motives. Did God have a selfish motive for Restriction? God has warned of death. Satan cried, "you will not surely die." With the questioning of God 's word and motive, two opposing views now stood in Contrast to one another. A choice had to be made. _ He also focused Eve 's attention on desirable ends - vs. 6 ... a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. This is very similar to what we call "situation ethics." Never mind the fact that the Means to an end involves disobedience to God. Act only on examination of the Supposed results. _ Satan also proposed a mixed good as the end: vs. 5 (TLB) "you will become Like Him, for your eyes will be opened--you will be able to distinguish good from evil!" How could becoming more like God be wrong? What he is

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