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52 Weeks Discussion > Day 1 thoughts - Genesis 1-3

God's design for marriage - "One man. One woman. One lifetime." Agree, but some take this to mean that even if one's spouse dies, the survivor is no longer free to marry. Thoughts?

Another keen observation by the author -- "Man's relationship with God comes down to a decision we make - represented in the choice of a tree!" I must admit I'd never really thought about the choice we make in this way before, and it's exciting to think about! "The first man chose to partake of the fruit of a TREE in the garden, choosing to sever his relationship with God. All of us have the opportunity to choose to partake of the fruit of the TREE of Calvary to enter into a relationship with God." A GREAT COMPARISON!

In the section talking about "Christ is revealed" -- Overall I thought the author did a great job of relating NT scriptures with the OT example to prove his point. The one scripture choice he used (John 19:34) when speaking of Christ's being revealed in Adam I thought was a pretty big comparative stretch. Just because Christ's side was pierced, with blood and water flowing out as described in John 19:34 -- it seems like a huge leap to me, at least as a comparison of Adam's rib being taken out in order to form Eve. Just saying .....

March 2, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterPastor Ken

Section about "Christ revealed" ---I don't know if I had thought about the comparison before sort of liked the thinking. My mind went immediately to thinking of the new image (spiritual part) Gen 1:26 that Christ is working in us--and conforming the christian. 1 Cor 15:49, 2 For 3:18, Col 3:10, Eph 4:24. He references 1 Cor 15:45-47 which in the context verses 1-4 (the Gospel)--I wonder if Paul was seeing in Adam a type of Christ (by the way of contrast) the first Adam was made from the earth, but the second Adam (Christ came from heaven. See also Romans 5:12-21.

This might be a little our of the purposes of our study here but I think that we should mention that in Gen 1: 26 that the image is the spiritual part of God and man and the likeness is the physical part. I think it is important to understand this as we look at Gen 5 because the image died when man signed and is reborn when man excepts Christ as savior. I know another study.

March 3, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterSteve Arthur

Let us not miss the one thing as in 2 Peter 3.8 ESV But do not overlook this one fact, beloved, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. I find this extremely interesting that time is proclaimed in the Bible 2000 years ago not to be constant. Physics to day and only recently that has come to realize that time is a variable dependent on velocity. What is constant is God. Psalm 90:2 says, “From forever in the past to forever in the future, you are God.” — Common English Bible. This God is so unlimited in power that time and space cannot bind Him or define Him. He created a universe that has no beginning and no end (Genesis 1:1)

My belief that God is not constrained by time allows me to rationally understand how God is everywhere through all time knowing everything. I struggled with this knowing God does not deceive and is the light and the Truth.

March 4, 2019 | Unregistered CommenterMark Armstrong