Monday, January 24, 2011

In the beginnning what I didn't know

I just finished my study of Genesis.  Now having grown up in a church and having gone to Sunday school, I thought that I wasn't going to learn much from genesis  after all I knew the story.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth... yadda yadda yadda.  Turns out the book of Genesis is a fairly nefarious tale.  There are Many stories that you never want to see a children's coloring page for.  Like  Lot sleeping with his daughters, Or Jacob's daughters rape which lead to the mass murder of an intire town the perpetrators being Jacob's sons.  Oh I could go on and on.  Every single story is at least R rated.  But the more I studied it the more I could see that it really is true that God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow.  He did not pick "good" people.  In fact he picked some of the worst people to save and they did nothing to merit God's favor.  The whole book really points too Jesus and that we aren't good enough to earn God's favor no one is.  Also it showed that God chose a very sorted family to be the family line that Jesus would be born into.  The line of Juda, a man who had children with his daughter in law when he mistook her for a prostitute.  Like I said nefarious stories, not what the typical person expects to see in the bible.  Long story short I would encourage people to read things for themselves and question what you think you know of the bible.

1 comment:

  1. Ha! I've heard Genesis described lots of ways - but "nefarious" was probably not on the list of previously-used adjectives. Good one, Amy.
    Great summary! Makes me want to get back into it and be scandalized again. (grin)