In The Beginning, God Created Man as a Spiritual Image
I have a friend who always tells me when I try to relate a story, “start at the beginning” because, it seems, I often start in the middle. I have never liked walking into a movie in the middle of the story, so I understand.
It got me thinking about my spiritual beginning…
In the beginning God created man (male and female) in His image, SPIRIT. Further in Genesis it says God’s work was done and everything He created was good (emphasis on GOOD). End of creation. Period. That’s it… DONE.
Supposedly a second creation occurs from DIRT (absolute opposite from Spirit). A lowly snake-in-the-grass tricks (temptation via a lie) Eve into eating (digesting, believing) the fruit of ‘matter’, a tree of knowledge of good and evil that will ultimately provide her with an education of good and evil. Does she know MORE than God that she goes against his word? Oh, does she ever make a big mistake. Immediate guilt of believing the serpent’s lie!
This lie (false education) begins to run rampant, even starting with Cain and Able. It leads to sin which (mortal) people come to enjoy and justify. (Serpent is smiling now)
Centuries pass. Books are published promoting the same opposite false story of this creation from dirt, but now the story contains not only sin but illness and death along with it. Next the ol’ snake (evil) creates images of bodies, depressed, confused, sick or diseased.
People start exchanging dialogs of illness garnered from this ‘false education’ via books and images that seem to be real and true. Afterall, when people hear the same story over and over and over again, generation after generation, one tends to believe it and not understand it was a lie from the beginning. These beliefs are all total opposites from the man created in God’s spiritual image.
Which do you believe to be the real creation? There’s only ONE.
When Moses and the prophets tried to get the Jews ‘back on track’, the multitudes of people preferred the opposite side of the tracks, where sinful parties and riotous living took place. But it never changed the real and original eternal gift of spiritual life, truth, health, happiness, etc. that we all long for. It’s that empty feeling that something’s missing and that age-old question, “who am I?”.
We are spiritual.