You can often get a good feel for a church by visiting it and asking questions about how the church got started, doctrinal beliefs, a statement of faith, plus information about ministries and outreaches.
By Got Questions The phrase forbidden fruit has come to mean “something desirable but off limits.” The idea of forbidden fruit originated with the biblical account of the first man and woman, Adam and Eve, committing the first sin on earth. Genesis 3 gives the details of mankind’s first temptation. Satan, in the form of a serpent, convinced Eve thatContinue reading “9/12/2022 Was The Forbidden Fruit An Apple?”
By Got Questions God put the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden to give Adam and Eve a choice to obey Him or disobey Him. Adam and Eve were free to do anything they wanted, except eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:16-17, “And theContinue reading “9/11/2022 Why Did God Put The Tree Of Knowledge Of Good And Evil In The Garden Of Eden?”
If you cannot attend your usual home church this coming Sunday, please use this Worship Service Plan to conduct and enjoy a service on your own. This Worship Service Plan is useful for anyone anywhere, whether individuals, shut-ins, your family gathered in the den, a nursing facility of sick & elderly, you and your neighbors sitting in the backyard, or any group of believers who share a need to gather and praise and worship The Lord God.
By Got Questions In Genesis 3:22 God says, “The man has now become like one of us, knowing good and evil.” Knowledge in itself is not wrong (see Luke 2:52), so what was so bad about man “knowing good and evil”? It is vital to know the context of God’s statement. God had already told Adam not toContinue reading “9/10/2022 Why Was It Wrong For Adam And Eve To Know Good And Evil?”
By Got Questions Genesis 2 describes the creation of Adam and then indicates that Eve was created sometime later. Surely, God had a reason for not creating them at the same time. Some have suggested that there is no clear rationale for God’s delay in creating Eve, but the text does imply a reason. Genesis 2:20 states, “TheContinue reading “9/9/2022 Why Weren’t Adam And Eve Created At The Same Time?”
By Got Questions When God first created Adam and Eve, when they were still in the Garden of Eden, He charged them to be “fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth” (Genesis 1:28). When He cursed Eve in Genesis 3:16, He told her He would greatly multiply pain in childbirth. Both passages imply that it wouldContinue reading “9/8/2022 If Adam And Eve Hadn’t Sinned, Introducing Death Into Creation, Wouldn’t The World Have Gotten Overpopulated?”
By Got Questions The phrase “forbidden fruit” refers to the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. They were forbidden by God to eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 2:9; 3:2). The Bible says nothing about what type of fruit it was. Tradition has identifiedContinue reading “9/7/2022 Was Adam And Eve’s Sin Really About Eating A Piece Of Forbidden Fruit?”
By Got Questions The book of Genesis relates how God created Eve: “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 then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib heContinue reading “9/6/2022 Why Did God Use Adam’s Rib To Create Eve?”
By Got Questions Let us assume for a moment that the Adam and Eve story is not to be understood literally. What would be the result? Would Christianity remain essentially the same with a non-literal understanding of the story of Adam and Eve? No. In fact, it would have serious implications for virtually every tenet and doctrine of theContinue reading “9/5/2022 Is The Adam And Eve Story To Be Understood Literally?”