The Garden, Was It There?

The title of this page seems adequately answered as a question within this creationism area of the site thus far; Yet the genesis account of the temptation of Eve by the serpent has led to many to examine genesis as a sequence of parables or "stories". Indeed they represent a great deal more than simple stories themselves: For example the temptation of Eve is such as it describes the method of sinful action: that of "the lust of the eyes, lust of the flesh and of the pride of life."

The bible states in the NT that, "All those things happened to them as ensamples for us upon whom the end of the age has come." We can be assured that these "tall tales" are actually more than parable, they are fact: We realise this as soon as one dispenses with the evolution and old earth theories of science because of the "appearance" of the environment in favour of the Godhead. (We value God more than the environment!)

We actually through our faith have repented of the sin that entered the world in that same "garden of Eden" (where the environment was valued more than God). Jesus Christ conclusively ministered and witnessed to the effectiveness of the one gospel method of redemption that answers our faith in God to this end. In like manner, as through Adam (one man) came much sin and death, through Christ the life given to those that believe will be far greater and more abundant in its quality: (over and above the weight of every negative statement of suffering upon all other men.)

The bible states that there is a "first cause" for sin and that it was the choice of man to let it enter into the world. From the earliest time God stated to Cain without equivocation of the redemption of man.

Gen 4:4 And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
Gen 4:5 But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.
Gen 4:6 And the LORD said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen?
Gen 4:7 If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him. (KJV)

With particular reference to verse 7, There is only one that does well, even Jesus Christ - and sin may be expelled; If one repents, the desire of the righteous (and self-righteous as to their holiness or righteousness) will be given to the believer and the redemption of the reply from God far surpasses the clean state of the man, it reaches to the clean state of God.

Christianity requires a first cause of sin: God would not create a world for His pleasure that required Him to die in it. Creation was made according to the initial account and it "was very good".

Likewise we plant ourselves gardens and even Noah made himself a vineyard; If God rested upon His creations completion and planted Himself a garden, why should that surprise us? God enjoyed gardening much in the same way a relative of mine enjoys tinkering with his motorcycles, continually getting his hands dirty. That man was created in authority over animals and as steward of them in respect to dwelling in God's garden does not surprise; animals can cause a great deal of damage to the gardeners work!

It is a great shame that man proved to God he would prefer to be counted as just one more animal.

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