and Eve's first child).get
-How did the population
arise so quickly back then, from just the two male children of Adam
3:20 "And Adam called his wife's name Eve because she was the mother
of all living."
lived 930 years and had many more sons and daughters:.Genesis
5:4-7 "And the days of Adam after he had begotten Seth were eight
hundred years and he begat sons and daughters. And all the days that
Adam lived were nine hundred and thirty years and he died. And Seth lived
an hundred and five years and begat Enos. And Seth lived after he begat
Enos eight hundred and seven years and begat sons and daughters."
the line from Emmanuel back to Adam and from Abraham forward to Emmanuel.
flood the population
had to start all over again from just 8 people who survived it in a
you comment about where it says."being
as gods understanding good and evil"?
-I've always believed that
Creator is all knowing. However I am somewhat confused on this issue of
Free will is to decide to
connect to the Great Infinite One or not, that is, if
He is 'calling' you into His family now. If you are wondering if you
should be in this high
consciousness family, you are being called. Paul was called. His
calling was dramatic.
Did an all knowing.(omniscient).Creator
know ahead of time that Adam and Eve would indeed eat the forbidden fruit
before they did?.Or
did He only know it after the fact? Did God allow his own ability to know
every detail of man to be limited in this capacity? Please help me clear
this matter up if possible:.Genesis
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."
It seems incomprehensible
that the Creator would set man up to be
a loser. It's all
a stage for learning. It's all a setup for what is good that
All the Creator does has
an ultimate good purpose and teaches us about ourselves in the course of
4:17 ".....to the intent that the living may know that the most High
rules in the kingdom of men.....". It was
all a matter of what man had to choose from. His choices included the way
of self as influenced by the
dark side and his exposure to ways of love, the way the Infinite One
follows. Of this way Adam, having walked and talked with the Infinite One,
knew well enough to make a comparison. So why then would he choose this
other way, the way of darkness and death? It was because Adam wanted it
all. His actions showed he wanted to 'jump
the gun'. He wanted to be just like this Great Infinite One that we
often call 'God' and he figured the way shown to him by the possessed serpent,
was the way to be like the Infinite One. Like the song says 'everybody
wants to rule the world'. Everyone is really just as ancient Adam was;
wanting to gain the treasures of time and eternity, no matter what it takes
to get them, not realizing it's the way of death:.Proverbs
21:6. All people have to do is trust the Creator for it all:.1Corinthians
2:9. But people, starting from Adam, would rather do it their own way:.Proverbs
It was a 'stacked deck' for
Adam and Eve. Us too! We all came here with three
strokes against us. That's why Adam and Eve got suckered into it. But
the Creator had a purpose for it all:.Romans
5:15-19. The Creator even turns evil
into good when it fits HIs purpose of loving us.
Adam was made by the Creator.
The Creator knew how to keep him righteous:.2Peter
2:9 "The Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptations and
to reserve the unjust unto the day
of judgment to be punished.(original
is 'chastised', meaning 'correction toward improvement')."
The Creator has set things
up from the beginning when He designed His plans for man. He knows what
He is doing:.Acts
15:18 "Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world."
8:22-30 "The LORD possessed me in the
beginning of his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning or ever the earth was. When there were no depths, I
was brought forth when there were no fountains abounding with water. Before
the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth, while
as yet he had not made the earth nor the fields nor the highest part of
the dust of the world. When he prepared the heavens I was there. When he
set a compass upon the face of the depth. When he established the clouds
above. When he strengthened the fountains of the deep, when he gave to
the sea his decree that the waters should not pass his commandment. When
he appointed the foundations of the earth. Then I was by him as one brought
up with him and I was daily his delight, rejoicing always before him."
3:11 "He has made everything beautiful
in his time. Also he has set the world in their heart, so that no
man can find out the work that God makes from the beginning to the
end." Isaiah 41:4 "Who has wrought
and done it, calling the generations from the beginning? I the LORD, the
first and with the last; I am he." Isaiah
45:4,5 "For Jacob my servant's sake and Israel
mine elect, I have even
called you by your name. I have surnamed
you, though you have not known me. I am the LORD and there
is none else, there is no God beside me. I girded.(or,
have not known me." Isaiah 46:10
"Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times the things
that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand and I
will do all my pleasure." John 9:2,3
"And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man or
disciples equated misfortune in a person's life with his having been bad,
just like some people do today), that
he was born blind? Emmanuel answered, Neither has this man sinned nor his
parents. But that the works of God should be made manifest in him."
2:23 "Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge
of God, you have taken and by wicked hands have crucified and slain."
9:11-24 "For the children being not yet born, neither having done any
good or evil, that the purpose of God according to election might stand,
not of works, but of him that calls. It was said unto her, The elder shall
serve the younger. As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau
have I hated. What shall we say then? Is
there unrighteousness with God? God forbid. For he said to Moses,
will have mercy on whom I will have mercy and I
will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is
of him that wills, nor of him that runs, but of God that shows mercy.
For the scripture says unto
Even for this same purpose have I raised you up, that I might show my power
in you and that my name might be declared throughout all the earth. Therefore
has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens. You
will say then unto me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has resisted
will? Nay but, O man, who
are you that replies against God? Shall the thing formed say to him
that formed it, Why have you made me thus? Has not the potter power over
the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour and another unto
dishonour? What if God, willing to shew his wrath and to make his power
known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to destruction.
And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of
mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
Even us, whom he has called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?"
1:4 "For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of
old ordained to this condemnation, ungodly men, turning the
grace of our God into lasciviousness.(license
to do wrong).and
denying the only Lord God and our Lord Emmanuel the Christ."
26 here from
Psalms 2:2, Lord being
Creator of the Old Testament and Christ meaning His
kings of the earth stood up,