From Text to Sermon, vol. Ray Dunning, Beacon Hill Press,pp. Unfortunately, it is also easily misunderstood and misinterpreted. Through the centuries, it has been a source of speculation about God, the world, and human beings.
Genesis also claims that it was God who created the world Gen 1: The theological implication of Genesis 1: The Book of Genesis is clear that it was God who created the world and all that it comprises Gen 1—2. This includes the heavens, consisting of the sun, moon, and stars, and, of noted prominence, the earth and all that it contains, including the land, seas, vegetation, animals, birds, and sea creatures.
Genesis also is clear that God created man, and that He created man in His own image. While Genesis does not provide the details of God's act of creation, it makes it very clear that evolution was not a part of the process, and, in particular, that man did not evolve from other creatures.
The implication here is that God acts on the basis of His own will, sovereignty, authority, power, knowledge, wisdom, understanding, etc. There can be no higher authority than the One who speaks and brings into existence what did not exist before except as a concept within His own understanding.
Genesis also reveals God as the One in whom life exists. The implication here is that life is inherent in God. Then too, Genesis reveals that God is a relational being who created man in His own image to have a relationship with him that is unique in all of the Creation Gen 1: Even after the Fall, when man entered into a state of sin and separation from God with the result that that relationship was broken, God is shown as choosing, calling, and separating to Himself certain individuals——the seed of the woman——for reasons known only to Him Gen 5: While God is mysterious to man, it is clear from the text of Genesis that He nevertheless wants man to know Him to the extent man can within the limitation of the capacities He has given man.
God and judgment Genesis also reveals God as the One who judges the actions of all beings——human and otherwise i.
This is seen in the case of Adam, Eve, and the serpent Gen 3: The implication here is that it is God alone who establishes what is good and what is evil based on His own inherent nature. That it is God alone who has the authority and power to hold all beings accountable to Him.
And that it is God alone who pronounces and executes judgment not through an army of angelic beings but through His word of judgment. Thus Genesis reveals God as the Judge, the One to whom all beings are accountable.
More significant is the revelation that God makes an unconditional covenant with Abraham promising to bless him and his descendants Gen It is through this covenant that God works to reestablish His relationship with, not all mankind, but only with those whom He chooses.
Thus God is revealed in Genesis as giving His word of promise in the outworking of His plan and purpose for the world and for man in particular. Man It is evident from the Genesis text that man is the pinnacle of God's creation and the focus of His attention.
What is theologically significant, as well as amazing, is that God created man in His own image Gen 1: Implied in the creation account of man, therefore, is that man is not only a material being, but a spiritual being as well in that God is a spiritual being. It can be stated, therefore, with broad theological consensus that a human being is a material and nonmaterial entity.
A biblically—based conceptualization of the immaterial aspect of human nature is generally characterized by three anthropological concepts; spirit, soul, and heart. Thus when God informs Adam that if he disobeyed His command not to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil he would surely die, He had in mind not only physical death, which did not immediately occur, but spiritual death which did occur immediately and which can be understood broadly as separation from God.
Genesis also reveals that man was not created to be a free agent but was responsible to God for his actions. This is seen in the responsibility God gave him to rule over his habitat, to cultivate and keep the Garden, and to obey His command.
Very significantly, in creating man in His own image, God created man with the capacity to choose between good and evil and thus able to rebel against Him.
Further, the fall of man into a state of rebellion against God leads to the pronouncement and execution of judgment which forces man to live out his life under the immediate dominion of the evil one instead of under the immediate dominion of God.
Hope is promised through the seed of the woman who will enter into conflict with the seed of the serpent the evil one.
Conquest of the serpent evil onewho led mankind from a state of fellowship and blessing into a state of separation and cursing, is guaranteed as the promise is given that the seed of the woman will mortally wound the serpent evil one. The theological implication of this text is enormous. In effect it says that there will be a battle between good and evil in the history of man, and in that battle the seed of the woman will destroy the serpent evil one.The fall of Mankind After studying this chapter of Genesis I think it’s hard to view a snake in the same light as I did in the past.
It will be a reminder of how humanity fell through unbelief in God, God’s judgment on his creation, and his gracious provision to cover our sin. 11 – 14) Main Bible Studies MP3 Audio Sermons.
Literary Analysis of Genesis This is work that was due at 6PM tonight for my Old Testament I seminary class. I must admit that I'm not pleased with the amount of time I have to invest into this class. The Book of Genesis opens the Hebrew Bible with the story of creation.
God, a spirit hovering over an empty, watery void, creates the world by speaking into the darkness and calling into being light, sky, land, vegetation, and living creatures over the course of six days.
Each day, he pauses to. Menu page for a series of Bible studies on Genesis , including introductory articles on how to study and read Genesis narratives.
An interpretation of Genesis 1 must deal with three elements: historical context, literary genre and textual It holds Genesis to be a Jewish borrowing and adaptation of the Interpreting Genesis One a 3. and,. the. Genesis THE TEMPTATION.
1. the serpent--The fall of man was effected by the seductions of a serpent. That it was a real serpent is evident from the plain and artless style of the history and from the many allusions made to it in the New Testament.
But the material serpent was the instrument.