Adam at Creation
Few indeed know what a human being really is, HOW we humans came to be here on earth, the real human potential, where we are going, or what is the WAY.
In preceding writings I have shown what caused God to create man, why we came to be put on earth, the real PURPOSE for human life, the AWESOME human potential. Yet we humans seem to be cursed with this evil human nature!
In this booklet I want to show what is the real source of this evil nature why the human mind works as it does. The Bible is our source.
So first, let’s see what is revealed about the first man, Adam, and his nature at the time of his creation.
The Bible reveals only the most brief high points of human history for the first two thousand-plus yearsa third of all the time from the creation of man to now! Only eleven chapters are devoted to the history of that span of time. The account of the first created couple is merely the briefest possible summary.
The first humans were the last act of creation on the sixth day of what is commonly called “creation week,” recorded in the first chapter of Genesis.
God had created plant lifethe floraon the third day of that week, animal lifethe faunaon the fifth and sixth, each reproducing “after its own kind.” Cattle reproduced after the cattle kind (verse 25), lions after the lion kind, horses after the horse kind, etc.
Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.”
In other words, “Let us make MAN after the GOD kind!” God was actually reproducing Himself!
And notice, the name Godthe Hebrew name as originally written throughout Genesis 1, is Elohim. It is a uniplural noun, like family, group, church. It is ONE family composed of more than one person. It is like one team, one church, but each composed of multiple persons. The God to whom Jesus prayed is the FATHER of the FAMILY that is GOD. God IS a FAMILYbut ONE family, ONE GOD.
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him, male and female created he them.” WHY? Because human reproduction is the type of God’s reproducing Himself. And physical reproduction requires both male and female.
But continue: “And God blessed them. . . .” Did He bless them by creating in them an evil sinful nature, utterly unable to be subject to God’s right way of life? But continue this passage: ‘ . . . and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth” (Gen. 1:28).
“And God saw every thing that he had made, and behold, it was very good” (verse 31). If the first humansas God had created themwere VERY GOOD, could it include a hostile and evil nature that was very BAD?
That ought to give every reader something to think about!