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Genesis and the Lord Jesus
« on: Wed Jun 21, 2017 - 15:58:32 »
I don't say what I say about Genesis because it's just my opinion.   I am bound to agree with what Christ Jesus says about it:

John 5:43  I have come in my Father's name, and you do not receive me. If another comes in his own name, you will receive him.
John 5:44  How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?
John 5:45  Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. There is one who accuses you: Moses, on whom you have set your hope.
John 5:46  For if you believed Moses, you would believe me; for he wrote of me.
John 5:47  But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe my words?"

I believe that Scripture is divinely inspired.  I also believe that when Jesus refereed to Moses as the writer of the Pentateuch He meant what He said.   Jesus is found throughout the Book of Genesis and the entire Pentateuch.   (Moses also wrote two of the Psalms, but in this passage from John Jesus is referring to the Pentateuch.

In the Book of Romans Paul speaks of Jews and Gentiles and how neither has an advantage in Christ because they are Jew or Gentile.   If Jesus told the Jews that they were condemned because they did not believe what Moses had written about Him, what makes people in the church today think they have options in what they conclude about Genesis? From what I've read here at this forum in many posts I gather that there are numerous folk here (more than who regularly comment but others hide in tall grass with their beliefs) who take an allegorical view of Genesis and perhaps much of the Pentateuch, and they are so offended when others who don't have an allegorical view don't agree with them.   I'm going to always object to the allegorical view because I believe Jesus Himself gave full credibility to Moses and the Pentateuch.     

Is everything in the Scriptures written in a literal sense?   Of course not.   Jesus taught with parables and there's no question about that.  But His moral stories are still about literal spiritual truths.  Jesus did not give time nor effort to foolishness.  If we start picking away at Genesis and claim the account of Adam and Even is allegorical story-telling then what do we do with Genesis 3:21, which is a reference to Jesus Christ and how His future sacrifice will be the covering for mankind's sin?   Is Genesis/the Pentateuch an inspired writing or not?   

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Re: Genesis and the Lord Jesus
« Reply #1 on: Wed Jun 21, 2017 - 16:28:47 »
Interesting.  In your objecting to an allegorical rendering of Genesis you cited Genesis 3:21, Gods covering Adam and Eve with the skins of animals, as an allegorical reference to Jesus covering our sins with his sacrifice.