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Tuesday, April 01, 2014

A to Z Challenge - A is for ADAM

Hello there. Welcome to Entrepreneurial Goddess.
I am taking part in the 2014 A-Z Challenge - 26 posts on 26 days of April, with Sundays off. Today's letter is: A for Adam [Read my other AtoZ posts here]

Adam's name means "Earthling Man; Mankind; Humankind". His name appears more than 560 times in the Hebrew Scriptures and is usually applied to individuals and mankind in general.

Adam was the first human created by Jehovah God. The Bible states "Let us make man in our image." (Genesis 1:26, 27; 2:7) Adam was a perfect human. Together, he and his perfect wife, Eve were free to roam their earthly paradisaical home known as the Garden of Eden and to eat from every tree except one. God commanded them "As for the tree of the knowledge of good and bad you must not eat from it, for in the day you eat from it you will certainly die." (Genesis 2:16, 17) Well guess what? Tempted by Satan the Devil, they disobeyed Jehovah God and ate from the tree. As a result of their willful disobedience, they got thrown out of their beautiful home, the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23, 24). No longer protected by God and having to fend for themselves, they eventually deteriorated and died...just as God said they would. Thus sin and death entered the world. (Romans 5:12) As descendants of Adam, therefore, we have all inherited his sin and the result of said sin - sickness, disease, aging and ultimately death!

*Scriptures ~ New World Translation Bible (2013) available to read/download free here

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  1. Though we are sinful, it's so good to know that we have redemption through Christ. I'm looking forward to making it to heaven one day so we can leave all this crap behind. Great post!

    1. Hello ramblingsonthewall.
      You know, many people believe they are going to heaven when they die. I can understand that since that is where God lives and we thus imagine it to be a very peaceful and safe place to be. However, the Bible tells us at Revelations 14:1, 3 that only 144,000 will actually go to heaven. They are to rule as king and judges with Jesus. Where will everyone else live? Again, the Bible gives us the answer at Psalms 37:11, 29. So the earth will be our home. Not earth as we know it today with all the violence and wicked people, but earth restored to its paradisiacal condition the way it was originally intended, before mankind ruined it. I appreciate your comment and thank you for visiting.

  2. Glad Adam was in the beginning and not the end of the story. Thanks for an inspiring post.
    Happy A to Zing
    Alive with Poetry

    1. Hello Moonie.
      Yes, we all have to suffer as a result of Adam's disobedience. However, the Bible tells us at John 3:16 that God loved us so much He sent His son, Jesus Christ to die for us so our sins could be forgiven and we might have the hope of living forever on paradise earth. So just as Adam sold us into slavery, Jesus paid the ransom with his life to free us. Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment.

  3. Amen! Thank God He made a way out for us!

    1. Hello Barbara.
      I totally agree with you. Jehovah God is so merciful that sent His son, Jesus Christ, to suffer, then die for the forgiveness of our sins. There is no greater act of love than this. Thank you for the comment.