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God, How Can I Know?

God confirms his covenant with Abraham with a profound statement of grace.

A sermon by Ed Anton of Hampton Roads Church, which meets in Norfolk, Newport News, and Virginia Beach. Visit http://www.hamptonroadschurch.com

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Genesis 2 – Accurate #Bible


Chapter 2 from the book of Genesis

So the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.

By the seventh day, God completed His work that He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work that He had done.

God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, for on it He rested from His work that God created and made.

These are the records of the heavens and the earth, when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens.

No shrub of the field had yet grown on the land, and no plant of the field had yet sprouted, for the Lord God had not made it rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground.

Yet a mist would come out of the ground and water the whole surface of the land.

Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

The Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there He placed the man He had formed.

The Lord God caused to grow out of the ground every tree pleasing to the sight and good for food, including the tree of life in the midst of the garden, as well as the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

A river went out from Eden to water the garden. From there it divided and became four rivers.

The name of the first is Pishon, which encircles the entire land of the Havilah, where there is gold.

Gold from that land is pure, bdellium and onyx stone are also there.

The name of the second river is Gihon, which encircles the entire land of Cush.

The name of the third river is the Hiddekel, which flows to the east of Assyria. And the fourth river is the Euphrates.

The Lord God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to work it and watch over it.

And the Lord God commanded the man, “You are free to eat from any tree of the garden,

yet you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for on the day you eat from it, you will surely die.”

Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.”

So the Lord God formed out of the ground each wild animal of the field and each bird of the sky, and brought each to the man to see what he would call it. And whatever the man called a living creature, that was its name.

The man gave names to all the livestock, to the birds of the sky, and to every wild animal of the field, yet for the man no helper was found suitable for him.

So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to come over the man, and he slept. God took one of his ribs and closed the flesh at that place.

Then the Lord God made the rib He had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.

And the man said. “This one, at last, is bone of my bone, and flesh of my flesh, this one will be called woman, for she was taken from man.”

This is why a man leaves his father and mother and bonds with his wife, and they become one flesh.
Both the man and his wife were naked, yet felt unashamed.



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