Tower of Babel (Genesis 11-12)

Genesis 11-12

Chapter eleven; this is a very important chapter in this book. The reason why this is so important is because it explains one of the reasons that we are so different today. Now if your not familiar with the story of the Tower of Babel I’ll summarize¬† it for you real quick. A bunch of people find a plain in a place called Shinar where they decide to make a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens, God see’s this and decides to scatter them amongst the world and change all of there languages. Unable to complete the work with all of them speaking different languages, they give up and the name to the tower is given, “Babel.” Now if this had not happened it is very possible that we wouldn’t have explored the earth as quickly and we may have still spoken the same language up to this day.

 

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Chapter twelve is a chapter about a man named Abram.¬† Abram a God fearing man was encounter by God and given a command. “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, an you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:2-3) And Abram shows such great obedience, and trust in God leaving so much behind just to obey God. Now Abram was suffering from a famine that was severe in the land that he was in so him and his wife decide to go down to Egypt. Now before they enter Egypt Abram decides to do something to, “cover his own end” if you will. He tells his wife when the Egyptians see her beauty they will take her and kill him because he was her husband so she tells them she is his sister. Just as expected they take his wife and for her sake take very good care of Abram. However God made Pharaoh and his household extremely sick because of Abrams’ wife. When Pharaoh sees this he calls Abram to see him. He asks him why he just didn’t tell him he was his wife and sends them on there way with everything they had. This passage shows how true God is to his word and how he never gives up on his promises.

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Genesis 9-10

In the beginning of chapter 9 we see that noah had just been let off of the ark after the water had receded enough for him to exit. The first thing that is recorded that God does, is make a covenant with Noah. In this covenant God gives Noah what is known as the dominion mandate (power over plants, animals, and the earth itself) to many, and also a promise that God will never destroy every living creature on earth again. To symbolize this covenant with Noah God creates a rainbow so that every time it rains He will be reminded of His promise.

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Now before you read what I am about to say, understand this. I am very much a believer in every one being entitled to free will, and being able to do what they love and enjoy. However, I do not personally believe that God created us to be with a person of the same gender. I know, I know, of course the topic of homo-sexuality had to come up; but I feel that it is a topic that needs to be addressed. I have absolutely no preconceived notions, nor any hatred, resentment, or any negative feelings about people that profess to be gay, obviously other than the fact of there sexual desires/relationships/whatever. I think that God gave each and everyone of us the choice to choose between this sinful lust that some fall into. What this has to relate with Genesis 9 is the matter that the rainbow has been turned into a sign that in this modern age symbolizes homo-sexuality amongst us. In my opinion it is kind of like a, “face-palm” if you will; that we have turned such a sign of beauty, and elegance into something so intricately intertwined with sin. That’s just the way that my mind, having gone through the experiences in life that I have has determined in my opinion on the subject. Feel free to have your own and of course delegate from mine because if you didn’t life would be extremely dull.

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Chapter 10

As it turns out, just a long family tree. Important none the less. Just not to me. Maybe, but in no way that I see at the moment. :/

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