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Consequences of the Fall and Contemporary Response
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Part One: Human Nature in Genesis 1-3
1. What is revealed about human nature (from Genesis 1-2)? Cite and reference the textbook.
Your answer in 100-150 words:
The Bible in Genesis 1-2 details the story of the creation of the world and all the living
things and other creations found in it. One of the things that the Bible reveals about human
nature is that God created dust from dust, and He breathes life into the human (Diffey,
2020). According to Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
The Bible chapters also describe that God creates humans in His image and his liking
(DeMoss, 2005). From the creation story, it is evident that God created humans as perfect
beings in His own likeness and desire.
2. What are the consequences of the fall for human nature (from Genesis 3)?
Your answer in 100-150 words:
One of the consequences of the fall of human nature was the loss of righteousness. From
the narrative in Genesis 3: 7, “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that
they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." In this
case, nakedness represented the loss of righteousness and purity that human nature had
enjoyed. Other than this, the fall for human nature also resulted in the separation from
God. Prior to the fall, Adam would interact with God, which demonstrated the close
relationship they shared. However, following the fall, God and man were separated, with
only Adam getting to hear the voice of God and never saw Him. The separation also
resulted in human suffering and pain. After being sent away from the Garden of Aden, the
man had to work to provide for the family and get something to eat. Women were also
punished with experiencing pain during childbirth.
3. What is revealed about human purpose? What does it mean for humans to flourish, in other
words, to achieve spiritual, emotional, and mental well-being? Cite and reference the "The
Mystery of Original Sin" article.
Your answer in 100-150 words:

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The man was the most remarkable creation of all God's work and dedicated the sixth day
for this purpose. As a result, man was supposed to have an extraordinary relationship with
God compared to the rest of His creations. As such, the primary purpose of humans was to
have a close relationship with God, characterized by spiritual, emotional, and mental well-
being and nourishment. According to the Bible in Jeremiah 1: 23-24, "But let him that
glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which
exercises lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I
delight, saith the Lord." This means that for man to enjoy lovingkindness from God, they
remain righteous and maintain a close relationship with God. Other than this, humans
should not doubt God's commands. Shuster (2013) notes that we succumb to temptation
because we doubt God's commands. Trusting in God and leading a righteous life will lead
to human flourishes."
4. How would pantheism or Atheism (choose one) view human nature, human purpose, and
human flourishing?
Your answer in 100-150 words:
Atheism is the belief that God does not exist. Everything found in the world can be
attributed to sources other than God. As such, Atheism views human nature as one that is
driven by personal preferences and desires. However, Atheism promotes the need to treat
others with kindness and assist others in need as one desires rather than as prescribed in the
Bible. From an atheism perspective, the human purpose is to lead a peaceful life and avoid
conflict with others. Humans should also seek to live comfortably and on good terms with
others as well as to pursue material wealth and the things it brings. Leading a happy and
personally fulfilling life is what atheist consider human flourishing.
5. The question, "How can an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all good God allow suffering?" is
called the problem of evil and suffering. Briefly summarize the Christian worldview's
response to the problem of evil and suffering. Cite and reference the topic overview and/or
the textbook.
Your answer in 100-150 words:
When mankind sinned against God, Adam, and Eve, we were thrown out of the Garden of
Eden and cursed. One of the curses for sinning was that man would experience suffering
and tribulations for going against God's will. Since then, sin has been a part of humankind
and informs the suffering humans experience here on earth despite the all-powerful, all-
knowing, and all-good God. Chapter 4 in the textbook talks about the broken relationship
with God and how he had to banish them from the garden of Eden for their sin (Diffey,
2020). Other than this, through suffering and hardship, God's will and purpose are revealed
to mankind. The story of Job in the Bible captures his experiences of suffering to show
God's purpose. Job's suffering was not because of his sin but rather to prove that the devil
was a liar and verify God's claims.

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Consequences of the Fall and Contemporary Response Name: Course: Date: Instructor: Part One: Human Nature in Genesis 1-3 1. What is revealed about human nature (from Genesis 1-2)? Cite and reference the textbook. Your answer in 100-150 words: The Bible in Genesis 1-2 details the story of the creation of the world and all the living things and other creations found in it. One of the things that the Bible reveals about human nature is that God created dust from dust, and He breathes life into the human (Diffey, 2020). According to Genesis 2:7, “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” The Bible chapters also describe that God creates humans in His image and his liking (DeMoss, 2005). From the creation story, it is evident that God created humans as perfect beings in His own likeness and desire. 2. What are the consequences of the fall for human nature (from Genesis 3)? Your answer in 100-150 words: One of the consequences of the fall of human nature was the loss of righteousness. From the narrative in Genesis 3: 7, “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons." In this case, nakedness represented the loss of righteousness and purity that human nature had enjoyed. Other than this, the fall for human nature also resulted in the separation from God. Prior to the fall, Adam would interact ...
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