Why Does Mankind Continue To Reject The CREATOR?
Never forget: Rejection is a two-way street!
Why Does Mankind Reject Their CREATOR?
Man has turned his back on his
CREATOR throughout history! Why?
We can learn a lot by reading Scripture. It is very interesting to take a subject and do a study on that topic. It is a good way to become skilled at comprehending what is being said. As you probably know, some things are not easy to understand. If we knew how humankind reacted to his CREATOR in the beginning, that could shed some light on how present day humankind reacts to our CREATOR, thus this is a very important topic to study. As you read this, see if you can think of any additional reasons mankind has rejected its CREATOR, maybe even some personal ones.
Let's take a look at our
original parents, Adam and Eve:
First of all, we do not know what particular type of fruit tree the tree of the "knowledge of good and evil was. However, we do know some things. We know that the CREATOR was a loving communicator for the good of His new creation. He told the man exactly what he could eat and exactly what he could not eat. In addition, the man was told the end result if he eats of the forbidden tree. If the man was paying obedient attention to the CREATOR, he would have no reason to question His authority unless...
Yes, there are excuses of why the man (Adam means man) did not obey his CREATOR. As we examine Scripture, ask yourself if the same holds true for you, or anyone you know today. The events in Genesis (Chapter 3) are monumental. What we read in this chapter changed the course of history forever. First, let's see what the CREATOR had previously communicated to the man. He made Himself very clear. He told the man:
(Genesis 2:15-17) (YLT) 15And the CREATOR took the man, and caused him to rest in the garden of Eden, to serve it, and to keep it. 16And the CREATOR laid a charge on the man, saying, "Of every tree of the garden eating, thou dost eat; 17and of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou dost not eat of it, for in the day of thine eating of it dying thou will die".
We saw where Adam's Father [The CREATOR], told him specifically not to do something [if Adam ate the fruit he would suffer the supreme death penalty, not just for that day]. Did Adam obey his Father [The CREATOR]? Did Adam even listen to his Father [The CREATOR]? Were the CREATOR's Words of so little value to Adam, that he would slough them off as if they were of no importance?
Did Adam or Eve love the CREATOR enough to respect Him enough and esteem Him enough to follow His Instructions? Not from what we read:
(Genesis 3:1-3) (YLT) 1And the serpent hath been subtil above every beast of the field which the CREATOR hath made, and he saith unto the woman, "Is it true that the CREATOR hath said, 'Ye do not eat of every tree of the garden'?". 2And the woman saith unto the serpent, "Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we do eat, 3and of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden the CREATOR hath said, Ye do not eat of it, nor touch it, lest ye die".
(Genesis 3:4-7) (YLT) 4And the serpent saith unto the woman, "Dying, ye do not die, 5for the CREATOR doth know that in the day of your eating of it" your eyes have been opened, and ye have been as the CREATOR, knowing good and evil". 6And the woman saw that the tree is good for food, and that it is pleasant to the eyes, and the tree is desirable to make one wise, and she taketh of its fruit and eateth, and giveth also to her husband with her, and he doth eat; 7and the eyes of them both are opened, and they know that they are naked, and they sew fig-leaves, and make to themselves girdles.
Before starting, here is a bit of knowledge that you need from chapter two: After Adam named the animals, but before the CREATOR made the woman, the CREATOR gave Adam the rule of which tree not to eat. Thus the woman was not told directly by the CREATOR; it was the man's duty to tell her [which he did]. Okay, let's examine these passages a little bit closer. In fact, let's list everything that we can deduce from these few verses. Check to see if you agree with the list.
First the woman:
The woman saw the fruit and looked at it.
1. The woman listened with interest to a different opinion other than The CREATOR's.
2. The woman reasoned with the one that opposed the CREATOR.
3. She added to the Words of the CREATOR (you must not touch it).
4. She stood there listening while the adversary of her soul contradicted her CREATOR's words.
5. She believed the lies, but not the CREATOR.
6. The woman let her reasoning get in the way of believing truth.
7. The woman wanted to know the knowledge of good and evil.
8. The woman wanted to be like the SOVEREIGN.
9. The woman's emotions moved her, because it was pleasing to her eye and also good for food.
10. She, like Lucifer, wanted her own way and therefore was rebellious.
11. The woman did not think before she acted.
12. The woman exalted herself over the CREATOR and did her own thing.
13. The woman shared her rebelliousness with someone else namely her husband.
Second the man:
The man without hesitation took the fruit and ate of it.1. The man did not make an effort to consider his SOVEREIGN's Words, and to correctly convey the importance of the Words he was told.
2. The man did not remind his wife of the Words he heard directly from the CREATOR.
3. The man was more concerned with pleasing a "teacher figure" [the serpent] than the CREATOR.
4. The man pretended not to know truth so that he would not displease others.
5. The man did not correct his wife.
6. The man did not stand up for truth.
7. The man did not think about consequences before acting.
8. The man did not believe the CREATOR concerning the consequence of his actions.
9. The man did not give priority to obeying the CREATOR.
10. The man thought the voice of another, was more important than that of the CREATOR.
11. He wanted to be like The SOVEREIGN also.
12. He also wanted what was desirable.
13. He did not want the mundane task of "obeying".
14. The man was not interested in "listening" to the CREATOR and following through.
15. The man was interested in doing his "own" thing.
16. The man was caught up in the emotion of the situation.
17. The man was not assertive.
18. The man listened to human reasoning rather than truth.
19. The man listened while the adversary of his soul contradicted His Father's Words.
20. The man did not defend what he knew to be correct.
21. The man was stiff necked and wanted his own way.
22. The man was rebellious.
23. The man allowed sin in his family.
24. The man wanted status and power to be like The SOVEREIGN.
Both the man and the woman (Adam and Eve) got caught up in the situation. Someone who was very convincing had approached them. That someone just happened to be Lucifer [Heylel herself], but in any case, we have many of those kinds of people in our own lives. Adam and Eve were being told things that were in opposition to what they knew to be truth. They were caught up in the emotion of the situation and thus they left their reasoning behind. They left good judgment behind. Emotions won out.
Emotions won out.
Just like today, people are caught up in the emotion of religion and what the preacher is saying. They like how they feel going to church and being a part of a group, listening to the choir and all the emotional music. They are caught up believing that they are making a difference in this world while they are only being deceived. They are caught up in pagan holidays, even when they know that they are celebrating pagan special days.
People care about what "feels" good. They use human reasoning to justify their actions of doing something different than truth. In fact, they are willing to believe that someone will take their place on Judgment Day while they knowingly go around sinning while here on this earth. They do not care that what is being taught is diabolically opposed to Scripture. They choose their own way over what the CREATOR says.
Can you think of anyone in the Hebrew Scripture, other than Joseph, who does not fall into one of the above categories? Do you know anyone around you today that does not fall into one of these descriptions? How about you? Are you rejecting the CREATOR and His ways, in favor of doing things 'your way'? Or, are you letting someone else [priests, ministers, rabbis etc.] inform you about the CREATOR, instead of asking the CREATOR [reading the Scriptures]:
(Hosea 4:6) (TLB) My people are destroyed because they don't know Me, and it is all your fault, you priests, for you yourselves refuse to know me; therefore, I refuse to recognize you as my priests. Since you have forgotten my laws, I will 'forget' to bless your children.*
*See this verse in (ALL Bible Versions).
(Malachi 2:1-3) (LEB) 1And so then, O priests, this command is for you: 2If you will not listen, and if you will not take it to heart to give glory to My Name, says Yahweh Of Hosts, then I will send the curse on you, and I will curse your blessings; moreover I have already cursed them because you are not taking it to heart. 3Look! I am going to rebuke your offspring, and I will scatter offal on your faces, the offal of YOUR religious feasts, and you will be carried to it.
There are the answers to our question: ["Why Does Mankind Reject Their CREATOR?"]. I was going to do a long study about this subject taking different examples in Scripture to do so. However, I think that would be an effort in futility. It is obvious that nothing has changed in all the years from the beginning of man. If we are honest, we will truthfully say that we fall into at least one and probably more than one category of these false presumptions. Truth has not changed. The CREATOR has not changed. His Word and the penalty for breaking His Word have not changed, and sorry to say, neither has mankind.
May The Almighty CREATOR and SOVEREIGN of the universe, grant you peace and understanding.
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