After having looked at Adam we cannot pass his helper Eve. It was she who brought the man to follow her idea and to ignore God's Wish not to eat from the Tree of moral, with as consequence that they got knowledge of good and evil and came to learn pain and death.
In this 4th part looking at the way we should see at the accounts of the Genesis we see how words can be taken in their grammatical sense, and how some things are to be seen not in the literal sense.
Religion and science may impinge on each other, and for this reason ‘creation’ is for some believers an emotive, not to say disturbing, subject. For some, Darwin and evolution have discredited Genesis and over the last century in the English-speaking world believers unwilling to ignore the facts of geology have had the problem of offering some explanation of what the Bible teaches on this subject. The problem has been aggravated in some circles by an unwritten taboo on open discussion of the subject. The truth of the Bible, it has been said, can be accepted without getting bogged down in current scientific opinions. In our review of the Biblical story we look in this article at the second account of the beginning of everything.
In the second chapter of the Bereshith light is shed on the day that יהוה Elohim made earth and heavens and created a beautiful Royal Garden where man, made in the image of God, could live in peace, with the animals, to which he receives rulership (not ownership over the earth).
The Bible opens with the story of the beginning of everything, presenting the six periods of development (six days of creation) and the final period of establishment or rest.
Worldly books in no way can give such a clear picture to man what caused everything to come into being and how there may be a solution to the wrong steps taken by the first human beings. For this, man needs to understand clearly what caused this troublesome world. The Bereshith tells the story of the origin of life and death.
Wij kijken naar een hoogtepunt in de wereldliteratuur waarin de ontstaansgeschiedenis van ons hele gestel wordt verteld en blootgelegd waarom er zo veel moeilijkheden in onze wereld zijn. In dit eerste deel kijken wij naar de onbekommerde vredige wereld waarin de eerste mens werd geplaatst.
Over de oorsprong van het kwaad of de bron van het slechte of slechtheid is er al heel wat heen en weer geschreven onder de mensen. In dit artikel kijken we naar de tijd waar de slechtheid in de wereld van de mens kwam en waar we de bron van kwaad of slechtheid moeten zoeken of kunnen vinden.