From: William T. Yates (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 22 2003 - 17:11:48 EST
I think I must disagree with your comment that "If everything had been
perfect in the beginning there would have been no command to be fruitful
& multiply." This is an unwarranted conclusion. Being "perfect" or even
"good" in God's eyes does not restrict reproduction. God created
(whether "zap" creation or evolution) living beings with the inherent
capability to reproduce. Given the command to "be fruitful and multiply"
is just commanding living beings to exercise their designed purpose.
(Design used in the general sense, not Behe, etc.)
George Murphy wrote:
> firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
>>"Perfect" may just be semantics. God said Adam and Eve were "good." Without
>>looking up the original Hebrew, I do not know if that actually means perfect;
>>however, the Bible does say that they were without sin. Does this mean
> Neither _tobh_ nor _tobh meoth_ mean "perfect". They mean "good" and "very
> good" but neither concept implies perfection. If everything had been perfect in the
> beginning there would have been no command to be fruitful & multiply.
> & to be precise "Adam & Eve" as individuals are not called "good" in the
> 2d creation story. That language applies to _adham_ as humanity in the 1st creation
> & since not all error is sinful, sinlessness does not imply freedom from error.
> George L. Murphy
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