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Genesis 2:17-24: A helper for Adam

What kind of woman was Eve? She was just as smart as Adam. God says through Paul that Adam was the one who sinned, but it was Eve who was deceived. She was created to be Adam’s opposite. She was created intelligent and hard-working. 

Adam and Eve made a terrible mistake. Was Eve’s mistake greater than Adam’s? No, Adam’s mistake was greater than hers. For those who have more knowledge, when they sin, they will be “beaten with many stripes.” When someone with less knowledge sins, they are “beaten with few stripes.” (Luke 12:47–48)

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Genesis 2:8-17: The good, the bad and the two trees of Eden

Richard AgeeGod gave Adam several profound responsibilities: tending the Garden of Eden; naming the animals and choosing between the Tree of Life v. the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad.

(Note: In Hebrew, evil is a slightly different word — רָעָה ra’ah, Strong’s lexicon No. H7463a, meaning wickedness — than what’s used here — רַע ra, H7451b, meaning not good.)

Adam made the wrong choice. All of us as Adam’s heirs also have a similar choice to make. God gives each of us free will to choose the good, which leads to righteousness and eternal life or we can choose the bad which leads to evil and eternal death.

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Genesis 1:26-2:8: Purpose of Shabbat and creation; two creation accounts or one?

The last two things God created was the Shabbat/Sabbath and the Garden of Eden. God did not create the Shabbat because He was exhausted or tired. Rather, He wanted to set aside a day for mankind to have a special time with Him. Also some are confused about the creation narratives of Gen. 1 and Gen. 2 but a careful reading of each shows us that Gen. 2 focuses specifically on the creation of mankind and the special Garden called Eden that was made by God as mankind’s primary residence.

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