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Genisis (lots of ?)

God is all knowing. So then why does it repeatedly say "And God saw that it was good". wouldn't He KNOW before He even did it that it was going to be good?

And if God is all powerful then why did He need to rest? rest implies that He grew tired and weak. But if He is all powerful He shouldn't need to rest.

And why does God ask Adam "Where are you?" when He goes walking through the garden after Adam ate the fruit. ...What a silly game for an all knowing God to play with His creation. I mean, He already KNEW where Adam was ...right? And then He asks "Who told you were naked?" ...etc. again. ...i don't understand why God would ask such a question.

And i won't even ask why it says "us" and "Gods" and such. I've already heard the answers to that ...but why was God afraid of us knowing good from evil and living forever? (to be like Him)

So is Genesis to be taken figuratively or literally?

-Faithful4ever

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:23 PM on Dec. 2, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (57)
  • I love you...

    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 8:18 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • just a story...
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:30 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Don't ask stupid questions to try to prove your stupid point. You are gonna bow before God and answer to him for all of the things that you do just like everybody else. Even if you don't want to believe in him, he is real.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • Anon 34
    did i not just ask if it was figurative or literal? What "point" do you think i am trying to make? And why, exactly, are my questions "stupid". ...And you wonder why so many people are not Christian.

    ...I am trying to learn about the bible. Honestly and truly i do not know as much about it as i wish i did. But if i get answers such as that i am NOT going to want to learn any more. That's for sure.

    -Faithful4ever
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:36 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • is he? and what about ALL the other Gods?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:37 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • And i won't even ask why it says "us" and "Gods" and such. I've already heard the answers to that ...but why was God afraid of us knowing good from evil and living forever? (to be like Him)

    God was not afraid of anything. The world was perfect there was no evil so why would we need to know the difference between good and evil and we would have lived forever if adam and eve never ate the fruit.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • anon 40


    then why does the bible say "Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, lest he put forth his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever"?


    -Faithful4ever

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:43 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • if he knew everything- he would have known they were gonna do it ;)
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • ALLEGORY - LITERARY TECHNIQUE -
    shellbyrne

    Answer by shellbyrne at 7:29 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

  • ive taken it figuratively since i was about 12.

    but even if it was literal, why wouldnt the author write down that God thought his creation was good? prolly so that the person reading would know that God thought it was good...not that God actually sat there & said out loud "this is good". also, i dont think "rest" means he took a nap cause he was tired, but rather he was done & just sat back & admired his work.

    and as for all the Fall of Adam stuff, this is the answer i was always given: God wanted to see if Adam would tell him the truth or lie. think of it this way, when your kid does something bad & you KNOW they did it, dont you still ask them what happened or do you just discipline them?
    okmanders

    Answer by okmanders at 8:34 PM on Dec. 2, 2009

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