An Example Of How To Defend Genesis Using The Prodigal Son Parable
Jesus’ Parable of the Prodigal Son is recorded in Luke 15:11-32. The main focus of this passage is how the father of the prodigal son welcomes him back to his house and restores him in the family after he left home, sinned and blew his inheritance. This is the way our Heavenly Father treats us when we go astray, return and repent. He welcomes us home and treats us like royalty. Three main characters are portrayed in this parable, the wayward son, the father and his older son.
When Adam in Genesis 3 sinned, he became the first Prodigal Son. Adam (and Eve) repented and Elohim offered a Sin Covering to cover their nakedness with skin of an animal (Elohim killed the animal Himself- the first death of anything). Elohim was waiting for Adam to repent and he did (so did Eve). We have the Blood Sacrifice of Yeshua (Jesus) on the Cross as a payment for our sins when we repent and accept Him. The ultimate and final Sacrifice of Yeshua is what pleases Elohim.
When you use the Origin of Events in Genesis together properly with the events recorded in other areas of Scripture, it helps in understanding and things begin to make much more sense. Genesis ties in perfectly well with the rest of Scripture and explains how it all started – whether through the Creation Account or through other records of events in The Book Of Beginnings (B’reshith). The account of Genesis 3 for the fall of man and Adam’s restoration complements completely the Parable of the Prodigal Son and his restoration. Please remember that Yeshua is not only the Creator Elohim, He gave this Parable of the Prodigal Son to us.
An Example Of How To Defend Genesis’ Account Of Marriage Between One Man And One Woman
In Genesis 2:24, we read after Eve was created that Adam was commanded by Elohim to leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and they shall become one flesh. This one verse specifically states a man and a woman – not a man with a man, a woman with a woman or either man or woman with multiple spouses.
You can find the same verse quoted by Yeshua (Jesus) in Matthew 19:3-6. He first asked the Pharisees, “He answered, Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female” before He quoted Genesis 2:24.