Genesis also claims that it was God who created the world Gen 1: The theological implication of Genesis 1: The Book of Genesis is clear that it was God who created the world and all that it comprises Gen 1—2.
That it was a real serpent is evident from the plain and artless style of the history and from the many allusions made to it in the New Testament. But the material serpent was the instrument or tool of a higher agent, Satan or the devil, to whom the sacred writers apply from this incident the reproachful name of "the dragon, that old serpent" [ Revelation Though Moses makes no mention of this wicked spirit--giving only the history of the visible world--yet in the fuller discoveries of the Gospel, it is distinctly intimated that Satan was the author of the plot John 8: But these reptiles were at first, probably, far superior in beauty as well as in sagacity to what they are in their present state.
He said--There being in the pure bosoms of the first pair no principle of evil to work upon, a solicitation to sin could come only from "without," as in the analogous case of Jesus Christ Matthew 4: The dragon-serpent [BOCHART] seemed the fittest for the vile purpose; and the devil was allowed by Him who permitted the trial, to bring articulate sounds from its mouth.
Though sinless and holy, she was a free agent, liable to be tempted and seduced. This is not like one so good and kind. Surely there is some mistake. But there is reason to think that she had already received an injurious impression; for in using the words "lest ye die," instead of "ye shall surely die" [ Genesis 2: The tempter, perceiving this, became bolder in his assertions.
Ye shall not surely die--He proceeded, not only to assure her of perfect impunity, but to promise great benefits from partaking of it. In one sense her eyes were opened; for she acquired a direful experience of "good and evil"--of the happiness of a holy, and the misery of a sinful, condition.
But he studiously concealed this result from Eve, who, fired with a generous desire for knowledge, thought only of rising to the rank and privileges of her angelic visitants. And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food--Her imagination and feelings were completely won; and the fall of Eve was soon followed by that of Adam.
The history of every temptation, and of every sin, is the same; the outward object of attraction, the inward commotion of mind, the increase and triumph of passionate desire; ending in the degradation, slavery, and ruin of the soul 1: How beautifully expressive are these words of the familiar and condescending manner in which He had hitherto held intercourse with the first pair.
How foolish to think of eluding His notice Psalms This sin of the first pair was heinous and aggravated--it was not simply eating an apple, but a love of self, dishonor to God, ingratitude to a benefactor, disobedience to the best of Masters--a preference of the creature to the Creator.
And the Lord God said unto the serpent--The Judge pronounces a doom: Already fallen, he was to be still more degraded and his power wholly destroyed by the offspring of those he had deceived. I will put enmity between thee and the woman--God can only be said to do so by leaving "the serpent and his seed to the influence of their own corruption; and by those measures which, pursued for the salvation of men, fill Satan and his angels with envy and rage.
Thus, fatal shall be the stroke which Satan shall receive from Christ, though it is probable he did not at first understand the nature and extent of his doom.
From being the help meet of man and the partner of his affections [ Genesis 2: What a mournful chapter this is in the history of man! It gives the only true account of the origin of all the physical and moral evils that are in the world; upholds the moral character of God; shows that man, made upright, fell from not being able to resist a slight temptation; and becoming guilty and miserable, plunged all his posterity into the same abyss Romans 5: God made coats of skins--taught them to make these for themselves.
This implies the institution of animal sacrifice, which was undoubtedly of divine appointment, and instruction in the only acceptable mode of worship for sinful creatures, through faith in a Redeemer Hebrews 9: And God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us--not spoken in irony as is generally supposed, but in deep compassion.
The words should be rendered, "Behold, what has become [by sin] of the man who was as one of us"!
Formed, at first, in our image to know good and evil--how sad his condition now. They were the same figures as were afterwards in the tabernacle and temple; and now, as then, God said, "I will commune with thee from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims" Exodus Genesis , 2.
THE CREATION OF HEAVEN AND EARTH. 1.
In the beginning--a period of remote and unknown antiquity, hid in the depths of eternal ages; and so the phrase is used in Proverbs Proverbs 2. the earth was without form and void--or in "confusion and emptiness," as the words are.
1 John This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare 1 John Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him Links.
A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application.
Week 1. Sunday (Genesis ) The Creation of the World. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was without shape and empty. A Chronological Daily Bible Study of the Old Testament 7-Day Sections with a Summary-Commentary, Discussion Questions, and a Practical Daily Application.
Week 1. Sunday (Genesis ) The Creation of the World. In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was without shape and empty. Literary Analysis of Genesis — Page 5 vetconnexx.com Our author clearly underscores the kind of locomotion which the animals have.
He puts the birds in Day Five because they move in the air “across” the firmament of the heavens”. If we classify animals according to locomotion, then those animals that move. In the course of events recorded in the Book of Genesis, God makes two unconditional covenants; one with Noah and all his descendants after him (–17), and another with Abraham and all his elect seed after him (see, for example, Gen –3; –18; especially Gen 15 and Gen –14; –18).