We live in a culture where we genuinely like to get spooked. We even have a holiday for it, Its called Halloween and we like to dress up spooky on those days. But from where did all these spookiness originate. I think all of us will have to agree, that it hinges on some religious background. ( Sorry atheist, I am completely ignoring you on this one, because you can’t disprove the existence of GOD)
Back to the point, for a majority o us (i.e. Christians: By the way I take exception to that word, because it was invented by the pagans ), the fist recollection of evil was in the garden of Eden when eve got seduced by the serpent to eat of the fruit of knowledge. Do you remember the line that the snake used?
Eve shares the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil with Adam
he serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! 5"For God knows that
in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God,
knowing good and evil."
Do you remember the account that bible has regarding the creation of man?
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Garden of Eden
Did you miss that?
Man was created in the image of GOD, so he already had the knowledge ( and he quite well knew right from wrong), otherwise why would GOD tell man not to eat of the fruit of the knowledge?
That was a cheap lie. It was like telling a guy who wore a red shirt that if he drinks a red liquid, his shirt would turn red.
The Garden of Eden was a proverbial place where man lived under the pure and perfect will of GOD i.e in his Kingdom.
Jesus had ( still has ) but one purpose in his life, to extend the hand of GOD to invite us back into his kingdom. So the next time you happen to get spooked, just remember that you are spooked, because you haven’t realized your true potential. ( You should never call yourself a christian, but a citizen of the kingdom of GOD)
Satan employs cheap thrills and lies to lure us into thinking that he has it all. ( Or that he controls and has dominion over the world or over your life) Take a step back and realize that
“you have been fearfully and wonderfully made” : –Psalm 139:14
In case you missed what that means : In the original Hebrew text of the Bible, the
word fearfully means: with great reverence, heart-felt interest and with respect.
The word wonderfully means: unique, set apart, marvelous. May 17, 2012
Read it again and let it sink in.
How Cool is that?