Supernatural World Bible

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THE BIBLICAL SUPERNATURAL WORLD Constantly, the supernatural realm confounds yet intrigues characters within its grasp and observant readers alike. Throughout man’s existence, the supernatural has allowed for an explanation of creation and ultimately led to the literature known as the Bible. Within its first text, “Genesis”, the creator, God, makes and attempts to shape the world, bending the laws of nature to fit his liking. From the text, the author of the Bible makes the viewpoint of his or her thoughts towards nature and its relation to the supernatural being, God. Although scornful of human’s failure to uphold the image of God to His standard, the author adds, in God’s words, “you are dust, and to dust you shall return” (Gen. 3:19). God…show more content…
While good and life are clearly shown, the first mention of death comes with the fruit of the tree of knowledge, and God commands “for in the day that you eat of it you shall die,” (Gen 2:17). Not only does God come out to lie in this particular story, but the author neglects to stress the severity of this statement, considering death was never an option in the mind of mankind and nature itself at the time in Eden. Objectively, without knowledge of what death could entail, the woman had little to rationalize the serpent’s thoughts. Ironically, although God appears as one who supports mankind, drives it away from Eden in fear that “he might reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever,” (Gen 3:22). Unfortunately, mankind becomes separated from the plentiful, supernatural Eden and must fend for itself in the wilderness. He separates the natural and supernatural world by adding another clear division through mortality, believing mankind has no place in acquiring eternal life as a natural being. God goes as far as guarding the tree of life from any form of the natural world through “a sword flaming and turning,” (Gen.

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