THE PREDICAMENT OF MANKIND

THE FALLEN STATE OF MAN … [ I wanted to just mind my own business, lie down, and go to sleep … but the following was swelling within my brain … I even said to myself … “Don’t write a word” … but there’s no rest for the weary ] …

Who would have thought as we were growing up as innocent children, that upon reaching adulthood (or earlier) we would be faced with the ultimate challenge? … The challenge we would be forced to grow into, would be the “cause and effect” of all the decisions we would ever make in our life … Most of them ( often unbeknownst to us ) ‘representing’ choices for either life-or-death … Now I don’t believe being either rich or poor, smart or slow, or born into a good or bad family, having either average, or great looking flesh determines finding answers to some of the higher “circumstances” humans find themselves in [ God has plans for each of us] … But of course, there are advantages and disadvantages of each individual’s situation … Some rich kids are the worst in the world … Then again, many turn out just fine …

Let me further digress at the starting gate here … Had there not been the fall of Adam-and-Eve resulting in the fallen state of mankind … It’s quite possible that the reproductive system in place before the fall, would have been different from what we are experiencing in the flesh … Also this is another study altogether, but there is a scripture where God regrets making mankind in the flesh … * Genesis 6: 6 … We will see the importance of this in some later commentary … Commentary about …

What about God giving men and women (especially men) this burning desire to reproduce … and the enjoyment of each other’s bodies …

And then making laws saying basically ‘hold up’ … Your’e only allowed to be with “one woman or one man” … at least in the New Testament …*Earlier comment about some of the reasons for God’s making restrictions about only one man and one woman, could be the risk of sexually transmitted diseases, and other social problems …

[ One last mention … I fully realize I am talking outside of the box of what might be considered “proper things” to talk about for Christians … At the same time I have always considered myself bold enough to take on controversial or tougher subjects … If you want a good example of men discussing things with God, read the book of Job] …

… Let’s look at part of our predicament … How about the seven deadly sins … Though not specifically mentioned in the Bible, they are implied … Pride … Envy … Gluttony, Greed, Lust, Sloth, and Wrath ( or anger) … All of these are products of “The fall of man”, and choosing Satan …

IN YEARS long gone by … I used to work with a gentlemanly Frenchmen and he used to always say “everything in moderation” … I found this to be quite true …

The bottom line about our predicament … For Adam and Eve … [ And the rest of us, having been born ‘positionally’ … ‘In Adam-and-Eve’ and the curse of death, until we come to Christ] …THE SPIRIT OF LIFE …So “Submitting to God by not partaking of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil meant not giving in to pursuing “Moral Autonomy” … ie: DOING WHATEVER WE WANTED TO DO …

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom … Or the partaking of the fruit being man judging for himself just what good and evil are … Through Satan, we chose the wrong path … Thank God has a plan to deliver us from our predicament …

Now … I realize there are many divisions in the church about just what the tree of the knowledge of good and evil was … One of them being that it was Satan … Having been cast out from heaven in the first earth age, and the battle of heaven told in Revelation 12 … I think this is certainly possible and plausible … Not necessarily me, but some think it gets sticky with the suggestion that Satan seduced Eve in the garden ie: THE FRUIT being his semen and impregnating her producing the line of Cain… Adam then had sex with Eve making a double pregnancy … Cain and Abel being thus being born … I see the interest in this because why was murder introduced by the first two offspring of Adam-and-Eve? … This friend is another study … Some things may not be able to be known until we get to the other side … Note: Please don’t discount my study until you have studied for yourself …

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