When He placed Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden and instructed them not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil, Adam and Eve made the decision to disobey God and eat from it. According to the Old Testament, this decision gave Adam and Eve’s descendants (all humans) their sinful human nature, which as a result separated those who did not repent from God’s grace. Eventually the world was full of wickedness and a new side of YHWH came out. The God of unconditional love who is often thought of tended to be a God ... ... middle of paper ... ...ice his revulsion and gruesome plan of action to King Ahab. When King Ahab heard Elijah he began humbling himself and repenting by fasting and weeping (1 Kings 21: 27).
In the passage Genesis 3:14-20, God tells the serpent that he will be cursed, the woman that he will multiply her pain in childbirth, and the man that the ground he must eat of is cursed because of him. All of this is done as punishment for their sin of eating of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. This passage has an allegorical and moral meaning as well, it alludes to Mary’s offspring, Jesus Christ, crushing Satan. There are two authors to all of Sacred Scripture. The true author and the principle author.
Chapter 3 discusses the fall of both man and woman by God who asserts and maintains the relationships within the hierarchy. In response to their actions, God punishes Adam, Eve, and the serpent. It is also interesting to note that when God approaches, then questions Adam about whether or not he ate the fruit, his advance implies that God will take Adam’s word first over Eve’s, and over all other creatures. We see... ... middle of paper ... ...ed between master and servant. When this relationship cannot be maintained, there is disorder and what results is sin, which is accompanied by severe consequences.
After every plague though, the Pharaoh might have just given up and let the Israelites leave Egypt, but God hardened his heart each and every time to make an example out of him. As a result of God hardening the Pharaoh’s heart, thousands upon thousands of innocent Egyptians had to die due to the plagues brought against Egypt. Further more in Exodus, God says: “but you shall destroy their altars, break their images, and cut down their groves, for you shall not worship any other God, for the LORD whose name is jealous, is a jealous God” (Ex 34.
Throughout the Scriptures, whenever we see a human encountering God, we see that this encounter always contains an element of fear. . Throughout the Bible we also see people who do not fear God and where this is, the Wrath of God takes place. We see the Wrath of God take place in Genesis 3, where He casts Adam and Eve out of Eden because of their sin. In Genesis 6 God destroys the world with the Flood because of their sin.
Because of Noah, God finds himself modifying his plans, “the planned destruction becomes a reconstruction” of this earth. (Harper Collins, Study Bible, Notes pp.13) In Genesis chapter 6, we begin to see a God that is forewarning. The lessening of life, to that of one hundred and twenty years, is a disciplinary measure taken due to His displeasure with humankind. This punishment was a warning in and of itself. In Genesis 6:13, God gives a direct warning to Noah ab... ... middle of paper ... ...his creating of the flood.
“For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” (Gen. 3:5). With the violation of the law of God by Adam, sin entered the human race. From that point forward God cursed man and Gen 3:15 said, there will be enmity between woman and the serpent which lied to her. There will also be enmity between his seed and her seed God promised that eventually the serpent would bruise the heel of the seed of the woman. However, the seed of the woman would also bruise (or crush) the head of the serpent.
In the book of Job, God presents Job as his righteous and faithful servant, but Satan challenges God’s judgment. Satan believes Job is loyal to God only because God blesses and protects him. Satan is confident that Job will turn his back on God if God stops protecting him. However, since God has faith in Job, He tells Satan to do his worst, but he cannot kill Job. It is significant that Job is not privy to this conversation between Satan and God and therefore is unaware that Satan, not God, is the one testing him.
The book of Job reminds us that God is outside time and space and that He does whatever He wants despite what we as humans think is just. Personal Reflection I feel that Gutierrez's argument is right on target. As we have studied in previous chapters of the Old Testament, God's way of doing things is not what we as humans would expect to be logical. For example, in Exodus we see that God chooses Moses to be the deliverer of the Israelites despite the fact that he is the second son, a murderer, and "slow of speech and slow of tongue" (4:10). This is strange because one would expect God to appoint someone of 'higher stature' like his brother Aaron.
It is impossible to hide from an all-seeing and all-knowing God. It is easier to be honest with God and confess one’s unrighteous and then a person can be restored back to a state of righteousness (The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, 2003). In Romans 6:23, It talks about the cost of sin and how death occurs when an individual sins. Adam and Eve were severely punished because of their actions. Genesis 3:15-19 talks about the punishment because of the Adam, Eve, and the serpent’s actions.