Fool’s Errand?

The Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. (Genesis 2:7, 20–22, Genesis 1:27, NIV 1984).

My Musings – As seen on the internet.

Child: Mom, how did humans come to exist?

Mom: Well, you see, God made Adam and Eve…

Child: But Dad said we came from apes.

Mom: He was talking about his family, I’m talking about mine.

In the case of this fictional family, father does not know best. But according to popular culture, Adam and Eve were a fictional family. Or at best, allegorical. So, how do we know which is true, the fictional mom or the fictional dad? Are we simply to believe a text written over 3,000 years ago (around 1400 BC)? For some, that may be enough. But for others, perhaps not. If you are one that it is not enough, consider this. “Haven’t you read,” he [Jesus] replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female.’” (Mathew 19:4, NIV 1984). Jesus was not merely quoting the above text, He was remembering the event as it happened. “He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:1–3, NIV 1984). Not only was He there, it was through Him that God created Adam and Eve.

My Advice – If you believe that Jesus is who He said He was, then His Word should be enough. If you do not believe that Jesus is who He said He was, then it really doesn’t matter what else you believe about the text concerning the beginning of human life. But believing who Jesus is matters much about the ending of human life as we know it, and how you in particular will spend the next life as Jesus described the two choices we have about it. Everything hinges on the Words of Jesus. Even if you believe checking them out is a fool’s errand (you cannot imagine believing), there is no downside to checking them out. But the downside to not checking them out (you are wrong to not believe) would (will) be catastrophic.

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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