Re: my new paradigm

Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 13:28:15 EST

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    Does desire lead to sin? Does desire for a woman lead to sin? Did Adam not
    have any desires before Eve was presented to him? I think he did. For
    example, Adam desired God (Don's theory aside). He desired the same intimate
    relationship that we desire today. He must have gotten hungry so he desired
    food. Adam was human so he must have desired different foods on different
    days. Adam would get tired and he would have energy so he must have desired
    sleep as well as walking and running. Most importantly, he desired to please
    God. I do not believe that any of these desires, including the one for Eve
    and sex were wrong. God says He gives us the desires of our hearts.

    The possibility for sin has always existed in humans. If Adam hadn't sinned,
    someone else would have. The Bible clearly states that ALL have sinned and
    fallen short of the glory of God. We are imperfect humans. God's glory is
    that He loves us so much that He was/is willing to die for us. He is an
    awesome, mighty God Who understands our failings and loves us anyway. He
    provided the Way for each one of us to become His children - children of the
    Most High God, despite our good and bad desires.



    > In a message dated 2/14/03 10:32:05 AM Eastern Standard Time,
    > writes:
    > > Don,
    > >
    > > I see some fundamental problems with your theory, just off the top of
    > my
    > > head; when did God become the husband? You easily go from one to the
    > other
    > > with that, you agree that Jesus is the bridegroom, but then proceed
    > with
    > > how
    > > God has to make for *himself* wives. I'd say I have a pretty good
    > knowledge
    > > of what the Bible contains and nowhere does it ever say anything other
    > than
    > > God being "FATHER".
    > >
    > >
    > I've had some flack in the past for mentioning other religious
    > traditions,
    > but sex is an important part of the structure of metaphysics of
    > "ineffable"
    > God in the Rg Veda and the Kabbalah, but I think in this case the
    > analogy has
    > been taken a little too far, although I have also posted that the
    > composition
    > of one who is with God in the gnostic Gospel of Thomas is also
    > androgynous,
    > (as allegedly stated by Jesus) reflecting the state before Eve was
    > allegorically created from Adam's rib and again the analogy is - once
    > there
    > was sex, there was desire - once there was desire the possibility of
    > sin
    > arose.
    > God making himself "wives" is a little too anthropomorphic for me.
    > rich

    Sheila McGinty

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