Genesis 1:1: In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. 3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light day, … Continue reading Follow the Light
The following is a short 6 minute video from a Youtube video series titled "The Bible Project". Perhaps you've watched some of their vidoes? This particular video does an excellent job of summarizing the tests, trials, failures and successes of mankind since the Garden of Eden, all in a very colorful, animated format with amazing … Continue reading The Test
The Tower of Babel incident occurred around 4,200 years ago—about 100 years after the Flood but before Abraham was born, This was before ancient Egypt, Greece, and other early civilizations. After the flood waters receded, Noah's sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth, were commanded by God to be fruitful, multiply, and fill the whole earth. Sometime after … Continue reading The Tower of Babel
Noah's Ark, so long ago, and yet so relevant for today! This part of our History (HIS STORY) always seems to be portrayed as one of two extremes. Either we see the ark and the flood as a cute little children's "story", that is pure fantasy, a parable at most, OR we see God depicted … Continue reading The days of Noah
How do I introduce Jesus in just a few short paragraphs? Where do I start? As we saw from previous posts, God Almighty set up the Sacrificial system in the Garden of Eden, setting up the substitution principle whereby the blood of the innocent could atone for the blood of the guilty. God's Word states … Continue reading Who is Jesus?
The sacrificial system is very foreign to those of us living in the West in the 21st century. But, in the days of Ancient Israel, and even further back than that, it was well understood. God established the sacrificial system in the Garden of Eden as a way to atone (repair, reconcile) for the sin … Continue reading The Sacrificial System
Adam and Eve sinned by eating from the forbidden tree in the Garden. This means that Adam and Eve were in danger of becoming permanently separated from their Creator. This delighted the serpent but greatly saddened the Father and all of Heaven. God, then did something unexpected! "The LORD God made garments of skin for … Continue reading Death is the consequence of sin
After the Fall of man, and Adam and Eve's pathetic attempt to clothe themselves in fig leaves, God saw their embarrassment, their fear, their feelings of vulnerability and He felt compassion for them. And...there was more. God did something very unexpected! God killed some animals (remember there had been no death in the Garden before this), … Continue reading God provides temporary clothing
As soon Adam and Eve "fell" (into sin), they realized that they were naked. Giggles...apparently they had been running around in the garden, naked as jay birds, but blissfully unaware of this fact. There was no sin in the Garden, so being naked wasn't a problem. This is a good time to introduce a very … Continue reading Naked and afraid
We find the account of the forbidden tree in Genesis 3:2. Here we see God warn Adam and Eve that they would "surely die" if they were to eat from the "forbidden tree". The serpent told Eve that eating from the tree would make them wise, that they would be "like God" knowing the difference … Continue reading What is the forbidden “tree”?