Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The first two chapters were good

I'm reading a book at the moment that is much better than i thought it was going to be when i first picked it up. The book is called "Why Guys Need God." I originally expected it to be the usual, guys are rubbish... wah, wah, wah.

But i, so far, have been surprised.

The things that have jumped out at me...

First, the author is correct when saying that we all too often jump straight to Genesis 3 in the bible. When we think of things like sex, work and relationships, we look at the results of the Fall. But all these things existed prior to the Fall and humanity was still deemed to be VERY GOOD.

Adam and Eve were told to procreate (did anyone else notice that Graham said that "Christians are pro creation" on Sunday?). They were to "fill the earth." And this (shock!) meant sex!

Also, God instructed Adam to tend the garden. He had work to do, not just sit around and do the above.

And, despite what we think of them now and how they are seen in society, creation was rubber-stamped in the positive.

The other thing the author noted was the thing guys are searching for in relationships. Not with women, but in general society.

Guys are searching for a father to follow and a brother to be beside. A bloke to look up to and knowing he is not alone in the search for life's meaning.

Here the Godhead is so good. God gives us a Father to look up to, gives us Jesus to follow and resides in us by His Spirit to assure us that we are not alone.

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