Genesis 1 - Adam is a spirit who cannot fall
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God created spirit beings for eternity. All the fruit trees were good. There was no warning about sin at the start.
- Scientists know nothing about most of the Universe
- Humans generate too many inequalities
- Multiplying by sex is overpopulating the world
- Sex cannot produce eternal life
- God deliberated upon the creation of man
- A man and a woman are not the image of 3 Men in Heaven
- Sons of God are men not angels
- Fruitful means a fruit or Baby whose seed is in itself
- Every fruit tree was good in Genesis Chapter 1
Scientists know nothing about most of the Universe
The real world is very complex.
The moon rocks and moon dust brought back from the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts have really complicated things.
Tests have shown that some of the moon rocks are older than the earth rocks.
So the moon is older than the earth. Science cannot explain that.
Then it gets worse. Some moon dust is a billion years older than the moon rocks.
But rocks disintegrate to form dust. So the rocks should be older than the dust.
But on the moon, it is the opposite way around. Science is baffled and has no real answers.
95 % of our universe seems to be made up of invisible Dark Energy and Dark Matter.
"Dark" is a polite way of saying that we have absolutely no idea what these things are.
But none of this Dark energy or Dark matter are explained or predicted by the Big Bang. So the Big Bang theory cannot explain 95 % of the universe. So what is the real value of the Big Bang theory? Obviously, not much.
Besides, 40% - 50% of genetic information in the gastrointestinal tract does not match anything – plant, animal, fungus, virus, bacteria. Scientists are calling this biological dark matter.
So, there is much that we simply do not understand.
I TIMOTHY 6:20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:
:21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.
If science theories contradict Scripture, then they are vain babblings and not true science.
Science wants to dethrone God as the Creator, but science cannot explain the facts of creation.
But science had led many people away from God, where they face an empty eternity on their journey to nowhere good.
Humans generate too many inequalities
What is wrong with the world today?
Planet earth has too many people chasing limited resources and services.
There is no fair distribution of our limited resources—the rich hoard selfishly as they consume too much and waste excessively. We poison and pollute the environment to produce many meaningless products and far too many weapons of war. Our biggest businesses are arms and ammunition, crime, drugs, drinking, and smoking. Mismanagement, greed, corruption, and gross inefficiency ensure that poverty, unequal distribution of wealth, and resource depletion will continue.
Half the world now lives in our shameful artificial glittering cities, and their nightmarish shadow-land of mass-produced squalid slums and mega slums on the inner or outer urban edges of the cities.
For many, this zone is a new Babylon, a semi-death life as they are effectively exiled from the economic mainstream. These growing slums are the warehouse or dump for surplus humanity. As Syria has proved, only so many refugees can be absorbed. Refugee camps easily become slums too. Africa’s slums are growing at twice the speed of her exploding cities. For too many slum dwellers, the cities have no jobs for them.
The rich-poor gap widens as corrupt leadership causes a massive transfer of wealth from the poor to the rich. The 2008 financial crisis, the greatest meltdown since the Great Depression of 1929, saw the government handing out massive bailout sums of ordinary taxpayers’ money to some of the richest people who have ever existed on earth, even though these greedy rich had misbehaved in one way or another.
Meanwhile, skyrocketing housing costs leave young couples in debt for life.
Far too many millions of our people struggle to survive in desperate circumstances. Life is not much fun for them.
Multiplying by sex is overpopulating the world
Having a lot of people on earth condemns far too many of them to a miserable existence.
The world’s population doubled in the 40 years between 1960 and 2000 from 3 billion to 6 billion people. This rate of increase obviously cannot go on too far into the future. By 2020 the total population had increased to 7.8 billion.
So sex is producing a population time bomb. Earth is hardly coping at the moment. There is certainly no long-term future in this process if we think in terms of everyone enjoying a comfortable lifestyle. At present, 20% of the world’s population is unemployed or underemployed and lives in extreme poverty caused by what they call the “disease of the whites,” which is the fatal illness of the-love-of-money.
If the Christian God is the true Creator, then this plan of multiplying by sex was not a great success as more than two-thirds of the world’s population do not believe in Him today.
Then think of other problems related to sex; Adultery, living in sin, teenage pregnancies, AIDS, sexually transmitted diseases, rape, prostitution, unwanted children, illegitimacy, divorce, orphans, and the aged who are abandoned.
The increase in homosexuality as it was in the days of Sodom.
Then there is the discomfort of pregnancy, morning sickness, the pain, danger, and humiliating experience of giving birth.
On the positive side, sex is a rewarding experience between a man and his wife. When childbirth is over, there is the joy of the new arrival.
So sex is the classic example of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
It is the most significant human experience with an obviously good side and an awful evil side.
Sex is good within marriage but evil outside of marriage.
It is the only way known to us to multiply, but it is a process that will inevitably lead to overpopulation and its serious consequences. Thus it is not a long-term viable procedure.
Sex cannot produce eternal life
But whether sex was used in a good or evil manner, one thing remained obvious, and that is that the parents, even if they have eternal life, cannot transfer eternal life to their children.
Surely, in the beginning, God had a better idea in mind.
GENESIS 1:12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind,
and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself,
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
A fruit tree, for example, an apple, produces the seed of life within the fruit.
Each seed has to develop its own specific body.
I CORINTHIANS 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
This is going to be of special significance in God’s original plan.
Our problem is to find out how all the physical animals were to multiply by sex and not overpopulate the world.
GENESIS 1:21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
GENESIS 1:22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply,
and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.
Physical animals have no free will.
They live by instinct that is wired into their brains. A trapdoor spider makes an incredibly intricate nest but cannot make a different kind of nest. Physical animals reproduce by sex, but this is governed by instinct whereby the female's desire is just switched on for a brief time when she was “on heat” and then switched off again. When there were sufficient creatures on planet earth, God could just switch the desire off permanently to prevent over-population of each species.
GENESIS 1:21 And God created great whales,
and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind,
and every winged fowl after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.
Fish and birds are a special creation. Their bodies are made from the earth's elements, but God had to create a special spirit or life for the sea creatures that could survive in the highly pressured environment underwater. Their physical bodies had to survive in a totally different environment to the earth that their bodies were made from.
In the Book of Revelation, a seven-headed evil beast rises up from the sea, which we can picture as the highly pressured world of high finance, political corruption, and denominational conformity. This is the ideal breeding ground for evil spirits. Ask Judas. We cannot serve God and Mammon.
Then God had to do the same thing for the birds to survive in the low pressure and low oxygen circumstances that exist high in the atmosphere.
GENESIS 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind…
The bodies of the beasts were simply made from the elements of the earth that they lived on.
When it came to animal life, God just brought them forth. All these creatures had an instinctive lifestyle hard-wired into their brains, which would cause them to live in a pre-determined manner. They had no option but to live by their instincts.
But when it came to man, then God took a very different approach.
God deliberated upon the creation of man
GENESIS 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, ...
He did not just bring man forth. This deliberation as God contemplated the creation of man endowed man with a certain dignity. Man is the highest creation of God and has to be created in God’s image. God’s final goal was actually to dwell in mankind. Satan is happy to live in animals like the pigs of Gedara, but God only wants to live in mankind.
JOHN 4: 24 God is a Spirit.
So the image of God would be a small spirit.
This had to be created from nothing because a spirit cannot be made from the earth's dust.
This spirit-man had to be like God, so the man had to have free will. God did not want the man to be forced to obey God. He wanted man to serve God of his own free will.
So in Genesis Chapter 1, God creates an invisible spirit-man from nothing. He does not form man from the dust. Thus we are not dealing with a physical man of flesh. All the animals were in physical bodies. These animals had to multiply by sex.
But God, to grant man free will and avoid the problems of overpopulation, had a different plan in mind for human multiplication. Imagine if mankind had free will and could have as many children as they wanted, and this process was to continue for all eternity! Crushing multitudes would make life impossible on a limited planet like earth. But if God switched off the sexual desire in mankind, as He does in animals, then man would not have free will.
So unlike animals, if God is to give man free will, then God had to put the man into an environment in which he would have to choose between different options. If there were no wrong options for a man to choose from, then man would not have the free will of choice. To create free will, God had to offer the man a tempting alternative and then hope that man loved God enough not to choose the alternative.
A man and a woman are not the image of 3 Men in Heaven
Let us consider the spirit-man that God created.
GENESIS 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness:
and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Many Christians take the word “us” to mean a Trinity God of three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. But none of these three is a woman.
So this hits a problem if God creates a man and a woman, two people, on earth.
GENESIS 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
Two people on earth, one being a woman, cannot be the image of three People in Heaven, none of whom are a woman.
This picture is obviously wrong. Why? It is a mixture of three Spirits in Heaven and the physical flesh of two people on earth.
Human flesh is not the image of God’s Spirit.
The human spirit is the image of God’s Spirit.
Let us rather look at Genesis Chapter 1 purely in terms of spirit.
The word “us” when applied to the flesh, implies more than one person.
But we are dealing with the spirit here. The human spirit is very complex.
You can argue with your own conscience, but that does not make you two people.
NEHEMIAH 5:7 Then I consulted with myself,
Nehemiah was not consulting with another person. Nor was David.
PSALM 77:6 … I commune with mine own heart:
Scientists have discovered that we all spend a lot of time talking to ourselves, which helps us clarify our jumbled thoughts.
In language, there is also the rather unusual “royal we”.
Kings, Popes, and even bishops use “we” instead of “I”.
The “we” expresses the fullness of their power and majesty, which a singular word cannot fully describe.
A letter was written to king Artaxerxes as an individual. The word “him” means it was not written to the king and his councilors. The letter was just written to the king.
EZRA 4:11 This is the copy of the letter that they sent unto him, even unto Artaxerxes the king;
Notice the king’s reply.
EZRA 4:18 The letter which ye sent unto us hath been plainly read before me.
The word “me” confirms the king as an individual. The “us” is simply a form of the “royal we,” whereby kings and Popes have traditionally described themselves.
Sons of God are men not angels
God never said to any angel that he was a son.
HEBREWS 1:5 For unto which of the angels said he at any time, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son?
The sons of God are those who desire to do the will of God.
ROMANS 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
As King of the universe that He created, God is more than entitled to use a form of the “royal we” to describe Himself.
GENESIS 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
The Spirit of God created a human spirit as an image of His own infinite Spirit.
Where did these human attributes come from?
JOB 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
JOB 38:7 … and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
All the sons of God were at the creation of the earth.
This is only possible if we were all originally in the mind of God.
The mind is the spirit that uses our brain cells.
In the beginning, before he was placed into a physical body, Adam’s mind was pure spirit.
So humanity, our human attributes, were somewhere in the mind of God, waiting to be later placed into separate physical bodies.
In the same manner, the feminine attributes of the future bride of Adam were somewhere in Adam's mind, waiting to be placed into a separate body. The woman had no conscious memory of this time. We have no memory of being in God at the creation of the world. But we were there and subconsciously rejoiced as He began to create our future home. You do not recall being in your father when he was young, but you were in him as a sperm cell. You were waiting for your mother to provide you with a separate body.
At this stage, Adam was basically a masculine spirit with feminine attributes in him. The feminine attributes had no awareness of what was going on. It was now that God mentions that humans must multiply. But this refers to spiritual multiplication as there were no human bodies present.
So God did not intend this process to have anything to do with physical sex.
Fruitful means a fruit or Baby whose seed is in itself
GENESIS 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them,
Be fruitful, and multiply,
and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
How did God expect this multiplication to occur since He is speaking to a spirit-man? The clue lies in the spiritual meaning of “fruitful”.
GENESIS 1:12 … and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself,
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
What does this mean?
Elisabeth spoke to the pregnant Mary
LUKE 1:42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
The fruit of the womb is a baby.
LUKE 8:11 Now the parable is this:
The seed is the word of God.
This describes the virgin-born Child that God wanted the woman to bear.
God wanted Adam and his bride to bring forth a virgin-born Child that has the fullness of the Word of God in the Child.
This Child would be the Seed of eternal Life.
The Child would grow up to be a Man with free will Who would want to obey God in all ways and thus never sin. Only then would death not enter Paradise.
This adult Man would then speak His saints out of the dust of the earth, and breathe into each one a portion of His Holy Spirit until He had just the right number to populate the earth. Then He would stop creating humans.
The spiritual multiplication of mankind would be complete.
There would be no nasty people who would have to burn in hell.
Sex would never come into the picture. Nor would death.
As a matter of interest, it is only the species that multiply by sex that die.
The spirit-man Adam couldn't produce this Child, so he knew that all he could do was wait until somehow God brought His own plan to pass.
This was mankind’s first test. Exhibit enough patience to wait on God until He fulfills His Word.
God had made all sorts of plants with plant life in them and animals with animal life in them. Plants and animals cannot sin, so there was no reason for the plants and animals to die. But plants and animals have their lifestyle hard-wired into them. They have no choice.
Now God wanted something very different. He wanted to make a Tabernacle of human hearts so that He could dwell in the hearts of His people. He did not just want to make a group of humans who had human life in them as if they were just the highest form of animal life. He wanted humans to have free will choices and to serve Him of their own free will. This was a great risk because free will meant that there had to be alternative bad choices that they were allowed to make. Doing wrong is sin, and sin would bring in death. To develop free choice, God had to offer them both good and evil.
Before He did that, God first had to train up Adam in a safe spiritual environment where Adam could learn the truth and discern between right and wrong.
Every fruit tree was good in Genesis Chapter 1
Please note that there is no reference to a tree of knowledge of good and evil in Genesis Chapter 1.
While Adam was a spirit, Satan could not harm him, because Adam could see spirits and would know an evil spirit when he saw it.
GENESIS 1:29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
God made fruit trees for them to eat in the future. This verse 29 is prophetic, “to you it shall be for meat”.
Later on, in Genesis Chapter 2, God will place them in physical bodies, which will require them to eat food. That food is already available as the fruit from the fruit trees.
“and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed.”
Every fruit tree was good.
There was no harm in eating from any natural fruit tree. Adam was not told to avoid apple trees as all fruit trees were good.
GENESIS 1:30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life,
I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
There is no prophecy that green herbs shall be for food. “I have given”. It was already happening.
All the animals were already in bodies of flesh. Their necessary food was all the green herbs, to be eaten by lions and lambs. There were no predators, no flesh-eaters in those days.
GENESIS 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Adam was a spirit being. Nothing could harm him. All the physical creation, all the fruit trees, were very good. Physical things could not harm Adam’s spirit. As yet, there was no tree of the knowledge of good and evil, as everything was very good.
No fruit or food that a person eats can defile them. Because evil comes from the heart, a person's innermost desires.
MARK 7:18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, it cannot defile him;
MARK 7:19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
MARK 7:20 And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
The thoughts and motives that come out of a person are what defiles.