|Posted on Friday, March 16, 2001 - 6:19 pm: || |
This may be an easy topic for you, but who put that you should leave your parents? Adam didn't know about parents, was it put there by Moses? And was the tree of knowledge of good and evil in heaven and did Lucifer eat of it and that is why he was kicked out of heaven?
|Posted on Friday, March 16, 2001 - 8:14 pm: || |
Generally people have thought that Moses wrote Genesis. But, as we believe that Scripture is inspired by God, so the instructions to leave father/wife.
I don't think that Lucifer ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but rather he challenged God's authority,
12 "How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! 13 For you have said in your heart: 'I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.' 15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, To the lowest depths of the Pit.
hope this helps! Chyna
|Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 2:00 pm: || |
I agree with Chyna here, Violet. I would say that God did not make this statement to Adam & Eve at the time of their "marriage", but that He had Moses add it "parenthetically", so that the readers would know how and why God established the marriage relationship. Also recall that Christ quoted this as the reason He forbade divorce in most circumstances (Mt. 19:5) and said that divorce was not the way God meant things to be from "the beginning" (v.8)
|Posted on Saturday, March 17, 2001 - 8:21 pm: || |
I agree with the above. I think the tree of knowledge of good and evil was unique to Earth and to Adam and Eve. God's sovereign plans for earth and humanity were different than were his plans for the angels. I don't really know exactly how they differed, but when he created humans, sin had already entered the universe. I suspect that God created earth with the intention of working out salvation here. Remember John the Revelator saw the Lamb slain from the creation of the Earth? (Rev. 13:8)
The Bible hints at mysteries beyond our understanding, but the hints lead us to glimpses of God that are awesome and exciting. How amazing that he includes us in his story!