Revealing Human Nature In The Book Of Genesis

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Revealing Human Nature Human Nature is revealed to the people that read the Word through the first two chapters of the Book of Genesis. In the first chapter it is written that “so that they may rule” (Genesis 1:26) with “they” referring to Adam and Eve, the first humans to live in God’s new creation and the only ones to live in the Garden of Eden. This institutes that mankind was created to be powerful and dominant. The verse also states that humans were created to be above the other creatures of the Earth. However, with the words “The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it” (Genesis 2:15) it is shown that humans were created to be loving caregivers, also reinstated by the phrase that humans were made in God’s image, found written many times throughout the Book of Genesis. Besides the calling all humans have received, which is to care for and protect God’s creation, Christians are “called to an even higher purpose − to be conformed to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29)” (CWV-101 Lecture 2). The Fall of Human Nature…show more content…
Consequences that are followed by pain, suffering, and anger are what Adam, Eve, and the snake made the mistake of letting into the world by disappointing God. Specific consequences listed in the Bible are the future hard work needed to yield crops for man, pain and burden in childbirth for woman, and being forced to “crawl on [its] belly and [it] will eat dust for the rest of [its] life” for the snake (Genesis 3:14). These consequences were brought about by the first sin of idolatry. This sin is characterized as the desire and actions taken towards satisfying one’s own wants rather than pursuing pleasing God (Diffey, para 2,

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