Was all that God initially instituted planned?
The questions in the OP may be pared down to two since there is considerable redundancy. With that in mind, I'll attempt to address the two fundamental questions in turn as I understand them. They appear to be these:
I) Did God create Adam and Eve already knowing that they would fall?
II) Did God create ...
I'll answer this in terms of typology.
Revelation 19:7 expresses a spiritual reality:
Let us rejoice and exult
and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come,
and his Bride has made herself ready;
This is the true heavenly type.
Genesis 2:24 describes an earthly type:
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to ...
Looking at Eph. 5:1-6:9 the intent of all human relationships is to express who God is (that is to glorify God). It starts out to imitate God as young children imitate their parents. After a discourse on general characteristics, the first relationship in a list of relationships is husband and wife (5:22-32), also the longest. In this relationship the ...
It is entirely possible that God gave Abraham a vision or dream while he slept. There are many examples of people receiving divine messages while in a dream-like state. Note what we have in Joel 2:28, 29 -
And afterward, I will pour out My Spirit on all people. Your sons and
daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young
men will see ...
Brenton Septuagint Translation Genesis 15:12
And about sunset a trance fell upon Abram, and lo! a great gloomy terror falls upon him.
The LXX Greek word is ekstasis.
Thayer's Greek Lexicon
STRONGS NT 1611: ἔκστασις
universally, in Greek writing, any casting down of a thing from its proper place or state; displacement (Aristotle, Plutarch).
a throwing of ...
if you read Genesis 2 it appears that the need for eve comes right
after the process of Adam naming all the living things.
Genesis 2:19 And the Lord God formed from the earth every beast of the field and every fowl of the heavens, and He brought [it] to man to see what he would call it, and whatever the man called each living thing, that was its name. 20 ...
How did Adam know that Eve had been formed out of his rib/bone?
"So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he slept; then He
took one of his ribs and closed up the flesh at that place. The LORD God fashioned
into a woman the rib which He had taken from the man, and brought her to the man."
"The man said,
EZEKIEL 28:13 *You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone was your covering: [snip]
(From the same passage)
EZEKIEL 28:16 ”By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; “ [snip]
.... Pretty clear I’d say. Verse 16 relates to Genesis 3....
Biblically speaking, there is no evidence that the devil (the serpent) was ever cast out of the garden, as long as it remained here on earth; but he had no reason to stay there after man had been cast out. Who was left there to tempt?
In fact, he had originally been confined to the tree of knowledge of good and evil; but when Eve, and afterward Adam, had ...
When was the serpent cast out of Eden?
This is a good question for several reasons. The short answer is: "The serpent as was cast out at the same time that Adam and Eve where cast out."
Why? Because the pronouncement by the Lord God was swift and unequivocal:
“The LORD God said to the serpent,
‘Because you have done this,
Is Revelation 3:14 saying that Christ was created by God?
14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God.
No, Rev 3:14 does not say this. Interpreting it that way isn't conclusive.
The translation of 'arche' as (beginning, first or ruler) - 'ruler'...
The jussive mood is distinct from the imperative. It can be used "to indicate a command, permission or agreement with a request" and is distinct from imperative which expresses a command. There is an imperative form in 1:22 and 1:28, "be fruitful and multiply..."
Correct. The imperative form would be less adequate because, like in English,...
May I share my thought on Gen 1:3
The first spoken words of God recorded in the Bible in ancient Hebrew is יְהִי אוֹר pronounce as yehi or and translated into English as “Let there be light.”
Two questions come to mind:
What is this light אוֹר?
Why God said so?
1. What is this אוֹר (‘or)?
The word ‘light’ in Gen 1:3 is translated from the Hebrew verb ...
How can Jesus say “My Father is working until now” in John 5:16,17 if God rested on the 7th day?
John 5:16-17 NASB
16 For this reason the Jews were persecuting Jesus, because He was
doing these things on a Sabbath. 17 But He answered them, “My Father
]is working until now, and I Myself am working.”John 5:16-17
What did he mean?
Jesus’ words at John 5:16, ...
The verse shows that Jesus is an agent of the Creator and that Jesus is not the Creator. Jesus himself plainly and unequivocally ascribed creation to God, not to himself. Mark 13 :19, Matthew 19 :4 and Mark 10 :6. The bible shows that Jesus is the beginning of the creation of God. Revelation 3:14. In contrast, God has no beginning, Psalm 90:2.
The word "...
Colossians 1:17 is referencing, or rather stating exactly what we see in John ....
JOHN 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.
Now, here is where the link is...
JOHN 1:14 And the Word became ...
What does it mean that Jesus is before all things (Colossians 1:17)?
17 And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together.
1/ Rewarded with the gift of immortality
The first one described in the Bible as rewarded with the gift of immortality is Jesus Christ. That he did not possess immortality before his resurrection by God is seen ...
The phrase, "He is before all things" (αὐτός ἐστιν πρὸ πάντων) has been interpreted in two broad ways:
Christ exceeds all things in moral and authoritarian dignity
Christ temporally preceded all things
The Greek preposition "pro" (before) could sustain either meaning. To decide between these two we must examine the context of Paul's ...
King James Bible Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul [nephesh].
When the breath of God (spirit) interacted with dust (physical body), life (soul) was produced.
The Hebrew word for "soul" is nephesh; in Greek, it is
psuche. These two ...
There are lots of words words used for "creating" in Gen 1. Here is a sample:
בָּרָא (bara) = "created", Gen 1:1, 21, 27, 2:3, etc.
הָיָה (hayah) = "come to pass", Gen 1:2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 19, 23, 24, 29, 30, etc.
בָּדל (badal) = "divided", Gen 1:4, 6, 7, 14, 18 [This verb only occurs in the first ...
Bara means " he created". Singular. This matches what Jesus said in Mark 13:19, Matthew 19:4 and Mark 10 :6. Jesus ascribed creation to God, not himself.
Mark 13:19 ASV For those days shall be tribulation, such as there hath not been the like from the beginning of the creation which God created until now, and never shall be
Mark 10:6 ASV But from ...
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1254: To create, to cut down, select, feed
shows all 5 instances ...