Social Justice Project #34

Practical Concerns and QuestionsDoes Scripture enshrine generational guilt?All of us are sinners (Romans 3:23). What does this mean? Essentially, we are sinners by nature and choice. Each person has fallen short of God’s standard, which is set forth in the two great commands (Matt. 22:36-40). We do not love God, nor do we love others. … Continue reading Social Justice Project #34

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 38)

THE MOST IMPORTANT QUESTION: Will death ever end?We’ve asked three questions about death before and after the Fall of man. Using evidence from special and general revelation, we have made several conclusions.· Animals died before the Fall of man, but had no connection to sin.· Man introduced himself to spiritual and physical death at the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 38)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 36)

Death leaves things behind.  The bio matter left behind by animal death has given man several products. OilLimestoneNatural GasCoalMarbleMetal Ores These things enabled humans to build a high-tech civilization.  It is accurate to say that this has been a blessing and a curse.  However, one of the benefits of a high-tech civilization is the enhancement … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 36)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 31)

THE THIRD MAJOR QUESTION: Is there a solution?At this point in the Genesis account, the man and the woman have sinned and been thrown out of the Garden.The stakes for Adam, Eve, and their descendants were far-reaching, indeed. As the apostle Paul says,           Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 31)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 21)

The Tree of Life is also present in the Garden of Eden (Gen. 2:9). The result of taking fruit would be to “live forever” (Gen. 3:22). Given what had just happened, if man took from that fruit and lived forever, he would be in a constant state of rebellion against God.Therefore, the man and the … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 21)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 18)

Change was again introduced into the world. The act of Eve and Adam in violation of God’s command brought sin into the world.We have to return to the definitions of sin that we introduced earlier. Sin refers to “violating of the law of God,” “breaking covenant with God,” and “willful and prideful rebellion against God.” … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 18)

It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 12)

We must ask ourselves what is sin?In the Bible, sin takes the meaning of “violating of the law of God,” “breaking covenant with God,” and “willful and prideful rebellion against God.” Can an animal violate God’s law? Can an animal break the covenant made with God? Does an animal engage in prideful rebellion against God? … Continue reading It Was a Cruel, Cruel World: Death and Life Before and After the Fall (Part 12)