This study will be for the "thinkers" out there.
Those who aren't content just taking everything at face value and who understand that God's word is an ocean of wisdom with unimaginable depth.
It surely will upset a few people but that's ok. It's only for those who like to consider things a bit deeper than the norm.
As I have shown in previous studies, we see right off the bat in Genesis 1:1, that there is CONFUSION, DISORDER, and CHAOS in the world.
Nations had no illumination of the true God. They had no "light". The Hebrew term is "tohuw bohuw" in Genesis 1:1 and it is also used in Jeremiah 4:23ff when Jeremiah spoke of the wickedness in Jerusalem in his day. Same concept.
Sure there were plenty of people living in Jeremiah's day, but there was "tohuw bohuw"...disorder, confusion, chaos, paganism.
We come to the marriage institution in the garden. God has already formed His Covenant man, Adam. He has breathed His life into Him.
We see God bring Eve to Adam and they are married.
We see Adam say that Eve is "bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh" in Genesis 2:24
Interestingly enough, this same term "of my bone" and "of my flesh" is used in Ephesians 5:30 to speak of our union with Christ. Yet, we know that we were not LITERALLY taken from Christ's literal bones and flesh. Also in 2 Samuel 5:1 we see the same as all the tribes of Israel came to David and said they were his bone and his flesh. Clearly not literally his bone and flesh, but showing their union to David.
So the "bone and flesh" statement by Adam simply represents Eve's union to him.
We then see the declaration of God about marriage. He says...
"Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh." Gen 2:24
So let's think logically here for a moment...
If Adam and Eve are the first 2 humans in all the earth, that would mean there were no "fathers and mothers" living before them. This would also mean there was no procreating before them either.
So we actually have the institution of marriage coming BEFORE any mothers, fathers, or children even existed??
Adam and Eve hadn't even had children yet and God says..."a man shall leave his MOTHER and FATHER and be joined.."
Who is God speaking of here?
Adam and Eve wouldn't have even understood the concept of child birth or mother and father yet if the traditional view is correct. Yet God tells them that from that point on, a man would leave his mother and father and be joined to his wife.
The true story here is that Adam and Eve both had mother's and father's. Their marriage institution and joining together was the FIRST example of this God ordained union, in a world that was full of CHAOS and DISORDER and WICKEDNESS.
God was bringing ORDER, STABILITY, FORM, and FUNCTION, to His Covenant people.
The pattern of marriage began here and continued from here.
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