Sep 1, 2014

God's plan went south

God's Plan Went South.
Why God got only part of his way. 
Genesis says God blessed humankind, telling them to increase in number.
Genseis 1:27 So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. 28 God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it."

But Adam and Eve didn't start a family in the garden where God had put them.
They didn't increase in number.  
Angered by Adam and Eve, God expelled them from the garden.
After the ousting, they had children--
Genesis 3:17 Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat food from it all the days of your life. ... 23 So the Lord God banished [Adam] from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken. ... 4:4 Adam made love to his wife Eve, and she became pregnant and gave birth to Cain. 

God's original plan was to bless them.
But they ate the forbidden fruit,. So God put them under a curse.
Expelled from the paradiscial garden, they started a family. 
In sum God had told them to be fruitful. But they had no children.
Eventually, God threw them out of the garden. Then they had children.
God's initial plan had gone south.

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