God details creation in Genesis 1. Then, in chapter two, we are given more details about how He did this.
How we interpret these passsages and apply them to our lives is tremendously important.
In six literal days, God created all that we see and know as creation. This six-literal-day interpretation is important for many reasons, including that death did not come until after the fall. (For more on this see, https://answersingenesis.org/days-of-creation/six-literal-days/ and https://answersingenesis.org/evidence-for-creation/10-best-evidences-young-earth/)
Then, Genesis 2:7 tells us, God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed life into him.
Oh, read that again.
Of all the glorious things God made, man is unique. He is uniquely formed by God.
While God spoke creation into existence, His creation of us was so very different. It was tender and close.
God created the Garden of Eden (and, yes, before the fall) gave man the job of tending it. (Gen 2:15)
So this means, work is a good thing and part of God’s perfect plan.
We know this to be true. We see the blessings of responsibility and accomplishment versus those who have never been required to work. This is a biblical belief and not just a political one.
And let me say this,(as LOUD as I possibly can) the foundational truths of Genesis, and all of the Bible, should impact every belief you have including including your political ones. (also see yesterday’s post).
Let’s move on…
God knew Adam needed more than a perfect garden and work. God said, “It is not good that man should be alone.” (Gen 2:18).
So God brings all the living creatures He had made for Adam to name, “but for Adam there was not a comparable helper found for him.” (Gen 2:20).
God causes a deep sleep to fall over Adam and, from Adam’s rib, God fashions a woman and brings her to him.
A dear old pastor used to joke, Adam said, “WO! MAN!” in sheer excitement when he looked at her!
This is God’s perfect design. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh.” (Gen 2:24)
The marriage relationship is to be between one man and one woman. No other design is God’s perfect will but a twisted distortion. (Once again, biblical belief should impact your political belief)
And what’s more, marriage between a man and a woman is a glorious and mysterious reflection of the relationship between Christ and His Church. (see Eph 5:32)
Attempts to twist and distort marriage, to define it in ways other than how God defines in His Word, is no small thing.
It is an ATTACK
by the enemy
and His Church.
This is why Christians are to stand for biblical marriage between one man and one woman.
But why is this perfect plan under such attack? Why is everything so UPSIDE DOWN from the perfection of creation?
Let’s talk more about this tomorrow—
(Be sure you’ve read chapters 1-3)