Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

Please record your thoughts on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy here (please say which book you are referring to):

3 thoughts on “Torah (Genesis to Deuteronomy)

  1. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Genesis 2:16; 3:6 “God said to him “You may eat the fruit of any tree in the garden, except the tree that gives knowledge of what is good and what is bad. You must not eat the fruit of that tree; if you do, you will die the same day. … The woman saw how beautiful the tree was … she took some of the fruit and ate it … Then she gave some to her husband, and he also ate it.” 2 perspectives at Gloucester Outdoor Church: one argued that this shows God’s harshness: “You MUST not eat” without giving reasons. The other perspective: “I’d rather be a mindless sheep than have the choice. Imagine if we hadn’t had that fruit. There’s a price to be paid for our individual choice. People who argue about individualism: What are they doing for the community?”

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  2. ukcommoncathedral Post author

    Genesis 5:24: “Enoch walked faithfully with God; then he was no more, because God took him away” – comment at Gloucester Outdoor Church: God took him home. Once you’ve done your destiny, God takes you home. Better than being homeless!

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  3. ukcommoncathedral

    Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, “Let us make mankind” – one comment at outdoor church Gloucester: “I ask myself – “Where do my people come from?” The answer is the same one pair of man and woman – we’re all related to each other – one big family, not different.”

    Genesis 11: Tower of Babel – before we spoke in one language. That would have lead to respect for the planet because we could talk to each other. No-one could hide behind the excuse “I don’t speak the same language, so he’s different from me”: a great get-out clause. Life is a gift.

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