The Relationship of God and Humans

Topics: Cain and Abel, God, Book of Genesis Pages: 3 (1288 words) Published: November 6, 2011
The Relationship of God and Humans
God thinks within geniuses, dreams within poets, and sleeps within the rest of us~ ACU poet. God in general has a unique way of manipulating things especially when it comes to human beings. Throughout this paper my plan is to persuade you that the relationship between God and human beings in Genesis was a relationship of, trust, jealousy, and loyalty. Loyalty is a virtue with God because of the Adam and Eve story. “And the lord god commanded the man, you may freely eat of every tree of the garden; but the tree of knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die”(Gen. 2:16-18NRSV). God clearly makes it plain and simple of what he wants. If you were loyal to do obey this task would not be a difficult, but “the serpent said to the woman, you will not die, for God knows when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil”(Gen.3:4-5). Now with that knowledge they decided to eat from tree of knowledge of good and evil. Once they did “the eyes of both were opened, and they knew they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made loincloths for themselves” (Gen.3:6-7). God replied to that by saying, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”(Gen.3:11). Their sins of eating from the tree of good and evil God had repercussions. ”And to the woman he said I will greatly increase your pangs of childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children, yet you desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you. And to the man he said, because you’ve listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I have commanded you; you shall not eat of it, cursed is the ground because of you; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall...
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