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If god is the model for both men and women, why do we call him "he"? And how can....it?....have both male and female..mmmm....parts?


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I've read some great content here. I think, though, the exact answer to this question is much easier. When God had only so far made Adam, in Genesis chapter 2:16-17, God gave Adam the warning that, "You may freely eat any fruit in the garden except fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. If you eat its fruit, you will surely die". Adam had a ...


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If they had already been dispersed in chapter 10, who was left to be dispersed in chapter 11? The time frame covered in the table of nations in Chapter 10 of Genesis is quite wide as you would expect in a multi-generational listing. The dispersion event described in chapter 11 may represent simply a greater explanation of the dispersion.


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Assuming you have a TE who assumes there was an actual Adam and Eve (which is an entirely other topic), then they could explain it by Eve being Mitochondrial Eve. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitochondrial_Eve In short, all humans share at least one female ancestor. (There is also an equivalent for Adam and the potential times they could have existed do ...


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The Jerusalem Bible Popular Edition note on Gn 2: 10-14 has: Verses 10-14 are intended to fix the locality of Eden. However, the rivers Pishon and Gihon are unknown, and the two 'lands' named are probably not the regions designated elsewhere by the same names.


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This is given a full detailed study by Dr Hollisa Alewine on thecreationgospel.com. Including a very good description of all these four rivers in book of Genesis. I hope you will enjoy it.


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My belief is this-how many times does God have to command something or for that matter even say something for it to be true? Gen:1:28 God said " be fruitful and multiply" whitch was His first order to Adam and Eve. The sin of disobedience that violated Gods command was the act of taking from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. God told Eve He would ...


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It is uncertain when Satan and the rebellious Angels rebelled against God or even how far the war had progressed before Satan and his Angels were ejected from Heaven. According to Scriptures which is the basis for Pink's analogy. Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. is simply a statement that God was the creator and: ...


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At least one OEC organization -- Hugh Ross's "Reasons to Believe" -- clearly states that they believe in a literal Adam and Eve. This article from their site discusses DNA evidence that there is a single ancestral pair for the entire human race. [N]umerous studies indicate that humanity originated: (1) recently (around 100,000 years ago, plus or minus ...


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To TEs who don't believe in a literal Adam and Eve, Eve being the mother of living is metaphor, just as Eve existing is metaphor.


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cf. The Church Fathers list on the New Advent. From Creation and Genesis | Catholic Answers it states: The following quotations from the Fathers show how widely divergent early Christian views were. Yet there is no evidence from the quotations that they disagreed on the order of events as described in Genesis actually occurred in the order Genesis ...


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Your question seems to be from a perspective of what is taught as historically accurate and what is considered metaphor. I think there are some foundational ideas which need to be dealt with first in order for you to truly understand the answer to your question. First, in your question there is an implicit assumption about the Catholic Church's ...


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It is hard to imagine that there is one document from which there is a verse by verse breakdown of what is a metaphor and what is a fact in Gn 2-3. I am not discounting that there could be such a document. There is though 7. De charactere historico trium priorum capitum Geneseos, Concerning the historical nature of the first three chapters of Genesis (June ...


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Hmmmm, the "very least" in the question is disconcerting. Consider A. people who see a yellow light & instinctively speed up vs. B. people who see a yellow light & instinctively slow down. A. people are far more likely to get tickets or into accidents. It's a question of do you want to live as close to the legal line as possible? Also, my ...


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The bow is a rainbow. The pre-flood world was very different. It's not clear there was rain before the flood. Genesis 2:5-6 2:5 And every plant of the field before it was in the earth, and every herb of the field before it grew: for the LORD God had not caused it to rain upon the earth, and there was not a man to till the ground. 2:6 But there went ...


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I think the bow in the cloud is literally the image of God's bow, His weapon for war, besides His double-edged sword. It could be why it was shaped like that (even in the scientific sense, since all scientific explanations are God's creation). The symbolism and meaning of that is what was stated in the Bible.


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According to Romans 6:23 "the wages of sin is death" (KJV) so death is the wages of sin and all that involves. For instance, Temporal life on earth because the physical death appears like something new. Total depravity or corrupted nature of men slaved to sin. With the new physical death, the men could kill each others and themselves. Sickness. Aging. ...


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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. Genesis 2:17 (KJV) A fixed human lifespan did not exist until Adam ate of the tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil. Likewise, a limit on this human lifespan did not exist until God proclaimed it. Finally, ...


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I can understand why when God left the making of woman until later, it may appear to some as an error. However you must keep in mind that He always does everything with purpose. It was always His purpose to create everything in a methodical step by step way. The Genesis record is there for our benefit as much as a historical record. All things God did were ...


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Although some Christians think Genesis 1 and Genesis 2 are entirely disconnected stories, I think that most Christians believe Genesis 2 tells a more detailed version of the sixth day. Genesis 1 sounds like God simply creates the man and woman at the same time, but Genesis 2 shows they were created separately. A combined chronology would be: God creates ...


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No, he doesn't. God relate with us in a chronological line of time because He wants that we understand what is communicating. That sentence is true in that exact moment and if He would not said it, we never would know about it. EDIT: (The next section is new in order to provide a better answer) We are living in a chronological line of time (1D thinking in ...


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The key words in your question are ". . . as though it wasn't good enough." The Bible is full of passages in which God does something "as though" He was one of us; namely, a fallible and finite human being, which He most definitely is not. Take the passage in which God calls out to His erring creatures shortly after their act of disobedience, saying ...


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God doesn't change his mind. If we take a look at the Bible in its entirety, and if we also consider the course of events down through history, we have to conclude that all things happen in some pre defined order. Even if we were to take God out of the equation, we will have to admit that all things progress from the past. That means that man has progressed ...



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