Saturday, September 3, 2022

Man became CONTAMINATED

 

Genesis 2:15-17

King James Version

15 And the Lord God took the man, 

and put him into the garden of Eden 

to dress it and to keep it.

16 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, 

Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:

17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, 

thou shalt not eat of it: 

for in the day that thou eatest thereof 

thou shalt surely die.


There was a time GOD walked with man.

And man walked with GOD.

Scripture testifies of it.

Genesis 3:8

King James Version

8 And they heard the voice of the Lord God 

walking in the garden in the cool of the day:

 and Adam and his wife hid themselves 

from the presence of the Lord God 

amongst the trees of the garden.


But man became corrupted.

And here are TWO instances.


Man's thinking was corrupted.

What is called the "original" sin.

From which all other suffering resulted.

Genesis 3:1-7

King James Version

3 Now the serpent was more subtil 

than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. 

And he said unto the woman, 

Yea, hath God said, 

Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, 

We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden:

3 But of the fruit of the tree 

which is in the midst of the garden, 

God hath said, 

Ye shall not eat of it, 

neither shall ye touch it, 

lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, 

Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, 

then your eyes shall be opened, 

and ye shall be as gods, 

knowing good and evil.

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.

7 And the eyes of them both were opened, 

and they knew that they were naked; 

and they sewed fig leaves together, 

and made themselves aprons.


Man's genes and heart were corrupted by the fallen ones.

Genesis 6:1-7

King James Version

6 And it came to pass, 

when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, 

and daughters were born unto them,

2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men 

that they were fair; 

and they took them wives of all which they chose.

3 And the Lord said, 

My spirit shall not always strive with man, 

for that he also is flesh: 

yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.

4 There were giants in the earth in those days; 

and also after that, 

when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, 

and they bare children to them,

 the same became mighty men which were of old, 

men of renown.

5 And God saw that the wickedness of man 

was great in the earth, 

and that every imagination 

of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

6 And it repented the Lord 

that he had made man on the earth, 

and it grieved him at his heart.

7 And the Lord said, 

I will destroy man whom I have created 

from the face of the earth; 

both man, and beast, 

and the creeping thing, 

and the fowls of the air; 

for it repenteth me that I have made them.


Jude 6

King James Version

6 And the angels which kept not their first estate, 

but left their own habitation, 

he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness 

unto the judgment of the great day.


And you know the story.

GOD instructed Noah to build an ark.

The flood came.

All but Noah and his family (all eight of them) remained.

Including the pair of animals GOD instructed He bring along.

What now?

Have we got a chance to redeem ourselves?

Only THROUGH JESUS, can we be saved.

Acts 4:12

King James Version

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: 

for there is none other name 

under heaven given among men, 

whereby we must be saved.


We may have sinned.

We may have been corrupted.

But GOD is merciful.

He allows all -- both good and evil -- to exist.

For there will be a "harvesting" in the end.

Matthew 13:30

King James Version

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: 

and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, 

Gather ye together first the tares, 

and bind them in bundles to burn them: 

but gather the wheat into my barn.


More on the "contamination" in the next post.


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Bible DISCOVERY 20: WHY God ALLOWS Good and Evil to Coexist


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