you suppose that you look like yourself? As
you did before you were born in the flesh?
So let's go back just before God creates mankind.
To whom is God speaking?
He says, "Let us make man in our
image", "after our
likeness", to look just like us. Now think hard.
Do you suppose that you look like yourself?
As you did before you were born in the flesh, while still in your angelic form?
bet you do!
1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them. (Both boys and girls)
the sixth day God created mankind "Adham",
the different races, the ethnos.
And He created them male and female!
this before "'eth ha Adham" and his wife Eve were formed? Yes
it was! This
was only the sixth day.
man we call Adam was formed on the eighth
day and we haven't gotten there yet. (I call it the eighth day only because it is described in chapter 2 after God's day of rest.) So
hang in there!
However, you now know the answer
to a question that often puzzles ministers and even scholars,
"When Cain was sent forth into the land of Nod, it says
he took a wife.
Where in the world did she come from?"
answer is simple, she was of the sixth day creation.
[Genesis 1:28]And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the
earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over
the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth. One
of the preliminary requirements for understanding the Bible is
that we learn to read what is written, as it is written,
not assume that it must align or conform with "tradition", i.e. what
we think it says.Did you catch the word
when you read verse 28? I
know I missed it for many years and my mind read "plenish".To
replenish the earth is to populate it once
it had been populated in the world that was. Now that too makes sense! Notice also, that God gave the sixth
day man dominion over the fish of the sea, the fowl of the air, and
the entire wild kingdom. And
so they became hunters and fishers. However,
conspicuously absent from this account is any mention of farming
and/or tilling the ground. Why? We
will find out in a few lessons.[Genesis 1:28]
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is
upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit
of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.  And to every
beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that
creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green
herb for meat: and it was so. All that which is necessary
to sustain life has been provided by the Creator. Is He good to us, or what?And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.
And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
that we are reading the scriptures much more closely than we used to, we
notice that this creation of mankind, of
the races, was
not just pronounced "good", it was pronounced "very
good". And so, we learn from God's Word that mankind did not
evolve from organic slime pits,nor
did one precious race evolve from the other. Our Father created them all, male
and female, and loves them all very, very much. After
all, they are His children.However, in this "politically
correct" environment in which we now find common sense turned "tohu va
bohu", you can be sure that God fits the liberal definitions of "racist"
and "sexist", that is if you can find a liberal who admits that God is
not dead. We will soon see God resting for
a day (How long would that be anyway?). Then
on another day, after the "Day of Rest" we
shall meet the great, great, great, great, great, great,great, great great..... grandparents of Jesus Christ.
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