Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the start of death

Though my posts about the Bible are not going to follow any type of order i thought it would be cool to start with the book of Genesis. Let's look at;

A) Genesis 1:28b "and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing thatcreepeth upon the earth.
B) Genesis 2:17 "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."
C) Genesis 3:1-6 the serpent tempted eve and she ate the fruit

In scripture A, man is meant to have dominion over everything, this dominion was given to them by God. The reason i place in red "over ever creeping thing" is because Eve had dominion over the creeping thing (serpent) and 1. wasn't meant to talk to it 2. shouldn't obey it. Imagine a king listening to talking pig on matters of the country (it makes no sense right). Someone in dominion shouldn't be listening to an animal. So the first sin was that Eve didn't show dominion the second sin was that she ate the apple both of these sins were sins ofdisobedience.

Now in scripture B, the sentence is interesting because most people read it this way "on the same day the eat the fruit they should die" but lets unpack the sentence:
King James Version: For in the day thou eatest thereof thou shalt die. If we use the synonym of "thereof", which is"thence"or "therefrom" so replacing with these words it reads
For in the day thou east therefrom or thence. So basically the sentence means because the eat the fruit they will die, however it never specifies when they will die but in Genesis 5:5 Adam dies.

So because of sin we have to die, but "whosoever believes in Jesus will not die but have everlasting life" John 3:16b, this everlasting life continues after death (flesh). Our spirits never die but our flesh does. And that is the start of death.

P.S. i am not a Bible scholar just someone that loves God.

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