Here is a video I ran across that I found very interesting. ‘Jesus Warned of Satan Religion, Deception, & the End of Days Global Rebellion Against Truth’ by Dr. John Barnett’s Bible teaching. Amazing history, they constantly condemn each other – we are right ,you got it wrong. BUT pay particular attention at 24.5 minutes into it. He says that religion started with Cain. He didn’t want to offer what God (Yahweh) wanted but what he wanted.
As we read in the Bible from Genesis 4:4
“Later Cain brought some crops from the land as an offering to Yahweh. Abel also brought some choice parts of the firstborn animals from his flock. Yahweh approved of Abel and his offering, but he didn’t approve of Cain and his offering.”
But notice what happened, in Genesis 1:29 in the story of CREATION.
“Elohim said, “I have given you every plant with seeds on the face of the earth and every tree that has fruit with seeds. This will be your food. I have given all green plants as food to every land animal, every bird in the sky, and every animal that crawls on the earth—every living, breathing animal.” And so it was.”
Nothing was said about raising, breeding, sacrificing, slaughtering, or eating of animals.
In Genesis 3:
“ In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return. And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living. Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them. And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know 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:”
Also note that starting in Genesis 2 is God changed from the plural form ‘Elohim’, [Father,Son,Holy Spirit] to the DISTINCT and SEPARATE God called ‘Yahweh’ (Lord God) and specifically stated in Genesis 4:27 “At that time people began to worship Yahweh.” . Note : It was Yahweh that made coats of skin for them – killing the first animals.
Even in Genesis 5:1
“This is the written account of Adam and his descendants. When Elohim created humans, he made them in the likeness of Elohim.”
Something happened between Genesis 1 and Genesis 2, which I will call the GAP. I believe within this GAP – SIN was born, the THOUGHT of SEPERATION from GOD. The DESIRE to be SPECIAL, to be the OPPOSITE of God. The DREAM or ILLUSION of a MATERIAL rather than SPIRITUAL world.
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” (Isaiah 14:12 )
.And aren’t Jesus and Satan both referred to as the morning star? Jesus is the bright and morning star that all will one day see in his beauty and glory! Satan was a morning star that fizzled out. Jesus is the morning star will give all those who turn to Him light and joy for all eternity! Note: For more explanation see (https://www.truelife.org/answers/aren-t-jesus-and-satan-both-referred-to-as-the-morning-star)
As Jesus said in Revelations 1:8:
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
The story or myth of Genesis 2 to the end of the Old Testament is the account of this separation, the ILLUSION or DREAM of separation, a world of BODIES , and the FALL into SIN – missing the mark.
Jesus says: “If the flesh came into being because of the spirit, it is a wonder. But if the spirit (came into being) because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Yet I marvel at how this great wealth has taken up residence in this poverty.” (Thomas #29)
HOWEVER CHRIST IS ALSO THE OMEGA. And the NEW testament is the story and way of REDEMPTION.
A lot covered BUT something to PONDER. ISN’T IT SO !!!!!!
God Bless Christ Bless I Bless