Yahweh Creates Mankind
In the book of Genesis, Yahweh created Adam from the dust of the ground. Then He created Eve with one of Adam's ribs, while Adam slept. Yahweh gave Adamand Eve the ability to think and reason, not like the animals that rely on instinct to survive. Humans are special as they are made in Yahweh's image. Yahweh also gave Adam and Eve a beautiful garden to live in. The garden of Eden was a lovely place filled with delicious and nutritious fruit.
In the middle of the garden of Eden was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the tree of life. Yahweh commanded Adam and Eve not to eat of the fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Lots of bad things would happen if they did. Living in the garden was an evil spirit who took on the appearance ofa serpent. We believe this spirit was Satan, the devil.
One day the serpent asked Eve, "Why doesn't Yahweh allow you to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?"
"Because," Eve explained, "we will die if we eat from it."
"No!" hissed the serpent, "Yahweh knows that when you eat of it you will becomelike Elohim, understanding all things both good and evil." So Eve took fruit fromthe tree and ate, and her husband also ate.
It came to pass that Yahweh confronted Adam and Eve. Adam blamed Eve and Eveblamed the serpent. So Yahweh punished all three. Yahweh told Adam and Eve they were no longer welcome to live in the garden of Eden. Because of their sineveryone in the world would suffer. This has certainly happened. We see wars,famine, illness, disease, and much pain in the world today. The ground broughtforth thorns and thistles and Adam had to work very hard. And children would beborn, through much pain in their mothers. The most profound curse, however,was death. All humans grow old and die. But because of Yahshua, we can have eternal life.
One day Satan will no longer be around to torment humanity. It will be a wonderfultime for those who love Yahweh.
SCRIPTURE TO REMEMBER:
"And Elohim created man in His image, in the image of Elohim created He him; male and female created He them."
"For Yahweh so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes on Him should not perish, but have eternal life."