when curiosity kicks in. Thinking and accusing that God is keeping Adam and Eve from something that is good, the two disobey God and allow satan to take control of their minds. They eat from the tree of life and are to face some punishments from the lord (Genesis 3). 2. The consequences of the fall of human nature starts when Adam and Eve start to feel weak and vulnerable towards satan where the serpent convinces them to not having faith and trust in God (Genesis 3). We see that Adam and Eve first off start to feel shame for being naked when God created us naked to show purity of being of his creation. Then adam and eve disobey Him and eat from fruit from the tree, god specifically told them not to eat from (Genesis 2-3). Due to their disobedience, God punished Eve by making her childbirth to be extremely painful and Adam was punished by having to work hard for food until the day he dies. The shame both Adam and Eve felt leading them to hide from God caused a eternal separation from Him.
Ramnique Randhawa (Cont.) 3. A humans purpose is about how God wanted to have a man like him in physical form and therefore created humans. According to the bible, it clear that God wanted his creations, the human species, to obey his commands and to have trust in all the qualities and facilities provided through His creations. Soon after creating man, Adam, and later his wife, Eve, humans started to question the amount of trust they really could have on all God had created for them and wanted to test his works of the world (Genesis 3). This thinking and mistrust in God leads to temptation for desire allowing for sin to be born and with sinning leads to death (James 1:4). Like in the story, when told they cannot eat from the tree of life, Adam and Eve want to test God’s rules and allow a serpent who is like the devil to dictate a disobedient decision made by them and rebel by eating the fruit, knowing that something bad can happen if they did so. It is clear that humans are emotional beings and therefore we tend to decide things through what we are feeling, even if it contradicts what God tells us. Although we as humans go against some things god says, to achieve spiritual, emotional and mental well-being, humans try to put God and his teachings first as their prime focus in life. 4. Each worldview has a different perspective on what human nature is and the purpose of being a human. In the Sikh worldview I come from, we believe that it is human nature to be connected to other beings and to enjoy serving and helping others. As we humans we should not be self- centered people and tying this into the Christian worldview about sins a human can make, a Sikh believes that having lust, jealousy, greed and being attached to materialistic things is equal to committing a sin (Gill). Sikhs believe the sole purpose as a human is to be true to God and our journey consists of trying to be as connected as we can possibly be with Him (Singh, 2018). This can happen through practicing the Sikh way of life from the Guru Granth Sahib and with souls connecting from human to human. The whole point of birth and rebirth in this world is to keep teaching us and
- Fall '10
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