Saturday, November 21, 2009

Sunday Drive down Church Street: "God made Adam and Eve, Not Adam and Steve!"

Genesis 1: 27  So God created humankind in his image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
Often, this verse is cited as the basis for the chant “God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!” Actually, God made Adam, Eve, Steve, Rachel, Renee, Jason, Glen, Reba, Philip, etc. We all are made in his image. That does not mean that God is shaped like us; rather, it means that God had a concept of what our life was to be and created us according to that concept:

Jeremiah 1: 5  "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations."

Even the Apostle Paul spoke against the interpretation of Genesis 1:27 as meaning that God didn't create someone to be homosexual.  Instead, according to Paul, everyone is equal, with no status above the other:

Galatians 3:28  There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus
The God I believe in would not make someone solely to be condemned.  He has plans for us to prosper us and not to harm us (Jer 29:11). 

Next week: Construction at Sodom and Gomorrah

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