How to interpert Genesis

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  1. MarkT

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    Would have? Should have?

    Who is interpreting the evidence now, according to his western 21st century mindset?
     
  2. Jim Parker

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    That's all you got from my comments? :sad
     
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    I think Genesis 1 in particular and the following few chapters are a very clever and beautifully crafted narrative of the newborn human experience.

    The pereceptive consciousness that arrives innocent and open in this world. And is then easily led to believe a narrative created for them by the more experienced here as to how this world should be. And that newborn therefore should exist and act within it. The lesson of innocence growing into knowledge set forth for it by that which paves the road in what is then perceived reality. Believing in what they're told are the parameters of this world in all realms. Thought, action.

    Forgiveness of sin later on then is achieved by forgiving ourselves for reaching into our most carnal desires because we believe this world is all there is, as we've been told. Opening then to accept what has not so readily been taught us through the years. That we are sacred holy vessels that are the source creator manifest on this plane as but one example of that powers potential realized in a tiny form called human.

    Connecting with that holy spiritual power that is inate in all of creation from that creative power is what we feel as baptism within , into , that sacred and most holy spirit.

    Genesis is a map of who we are and where we came from. We are all cells in the body of God. "Have I not told you ye are Gods". Yeshua was not saying we are like gods. Rather, he was saying we belong to God. How could we not when Creator is the source for all that is?
    Genesis is the beginning of our story. The book of Revelation is the narrative of where we have come from and where we are destined for.

    Praise God the journey ahead is to be fabulous.
     
  4. MarkT

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    What I got is you want to go back to the gods and myths of ancient Mesopotamia to understand the flood.

    Why go there when we have the Biblical account?
     
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    Nah. That's not it at all. You totally missed the point and the parallels between ancient pagan Mesopotamian society and modern socialist/materialist society.

    The Mesopotamian flood epics mere based on the premise that the earth could not sustain the explosive population growth they were experiencing. (Sound familiar? Mankind causing the destruction of the earth is the mantra of the modern materialist/socialist pagans.)

    The flood wiped the earth clean of people except the couple who would re-people the earth.
    The pagan gods made sure that the same over-population problem didn't repeat itself by causing of some women being barren and for there to be a high infant mortality rate. (The high infant mortality rate can be seen as the pagan gods' version of Planned Parenthood.)

    Noah's flood epic (which is written 500 years after the Mesopotamian epics) corrects that false understanding.
    The cause of the destruction of mankind was the level of sin and evil in mankind's hearts. It had reached a "point of no return" so God stopped sin's progress.
    There is no equivalent of the pagan Planned Parenthood because all life is sacred to god and every infant an unqualified blessing.

    Noah's flood epic is God's view and message. God doesn't change.
    The Mesopotamian epics are the pagan view in the ancient world and up until today. Satan doesn't change either.

    iakov the fool
     
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