Logo Banner
Home   Videos   Study Tips   Courses   Store Products    Contact   YouTube    Site Map
Copyright 1997-2017. ChristianBibleLinks.com All rights Reserved.

Appendix to Romans

The fall of the first man - Adam

In the Book of Genesis chapters 1-3, God reveals much information regarding the earth and regarding the first man, Adam, plus information regarding many other things. The verses quoted below are taken from the King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise indicated.

In this study we will concentrate on the first man, Adam, and begin in verse 24 of Genesis chapter 1:

Genesis 1:24-31:
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature [soul] after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish [fill] the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.
And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.
And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.
And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

When God refers to Himself in the plural "our" and not "my" it is a figure of speech to show His supremacy, His great importance in relation to that-which He is referring to; and here it emphasizes that He is God, the Creator – Elohim, which is a plural noun in the Hebrew language adding emphasis.

God made the living souls on the earth and He decided to make man/mankind in His image, and so He created the man, Adam, in His image (icon, resemblance, representation). Genesis 1:26 continues to detail God's intention for mankind. God carried-out His plan as explained in verses 27-30 (male and female) = “dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

Notice that God's Word records: "And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." At this point (the sixth day) every thing that God had made was very good.

What is the image of God? The Gospel of John records Jesus Christ saying:

John 4:24:
God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

God – Spirit.

In the Book of Leviticus chapter 19 God states that He is Holy.

Leviticus 19:1 and 2:
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the Lord your God am holy.

God – Holy.

God is Spirit and God is Holy – He is the Holy Spirit. Refer also to Genesis 1:1 and 2; Matthew 1:18 and 20, 12:32; Luke 1:35; Acts 1:16, 2:17 and 18 (Joel 2:28 and 29), 7:51, 13:2, 15:28, 16:6, 20:28, 21:11, 28:25; Romans 8:15 and 16; I Corinthians 2:11 and 14; Ephesians 3:16; Hebrews 3:7, 9:8, 10:15; I Peter 1:15 and 16; I John 2:20; Revelation 4:8.

God Himself decided to create His image in mankind and that image is holy spirit. Therefore God created the man, Adam, in God's image by putting holy spirit-life in the man, and also in the woman when she was formed and made. God put holy spirit-life into their bodies which already had soul-life. In Genesis 1:27 God records the spiritual creating of mankind. This holy spirit was that-which distinguished both the male and the female from all the other living souls and enabled them to behave like God by having the dominion that God gave them relative to the animals, etc, on earth.

Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 is a summary of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth (refer also to Exodus 20:11; Isaiah 45:18).

Genesis 2:4 begins the details relative to mankind. The forming and making of the physical parts of the man are detailed in Genesis 2:7.

A printed paperback book of the complete study of Romans including the Appendix may be purchased at:

Amazon.com

or

True Bible Study - Romans