Book Of Genesis Essay

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Genesis, the first book of the Old Testament, deals with the concept of Adam's original sin and the subsequent transgressions committed by his descendants. Furthermore, Genesis shows the way in which the Lord punishes those who defy His will. It is widely accepted among believers of the Christian faith that God deplores sin, yet truly loves sinners. By His immeasurable mercy and grace, the Lord lifts sinners out of the abyss of their wrongdoings and allows them another chance to set out on the path of righteousness. It is arguable that the commands of the Lord in the book of Genesis, such as exiling Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden and the Great Flood, contradict His forgiving disposition. However, the nature of God’s chastisements demonstrates …show more content…

Adam and Eve were not ashamed of their nakedness in the eyes of each other and God because they knew nothing of sin or evil. God explicitly instructed Adam to abstain from eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil--doing so would not only make humankind self-aware, but also aware of evil and the propensity for sin. Adam and Eve ate the fruit and their sin was not only of disobedience but also entailed the underlying transgressions of sexual urge and desire. The Lord punishes Eve by cursing her with painful childbirth and subservience to her husband; He punished Adam by cursing him with painful and the reality of impending death. As further punishment, God exiles Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden. These castigations were severe, but served as just conditions to obtaining divine knowledge. The Lord could have easily killed Adam and Eve and remade humans that would conform to the image in which he initially created them. However, God casts Adam and Eve into the outside world, to allow them the chance to correct their sins and attempt to rectify their standing with the

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