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WHAT IF GOD...? Thought-Provoking Reflections About God  (Michael Caputo)

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IS  GOD CRUEL? IS GOD LOVE?


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WHAT IF GOD HAD CREATED EVE USING ANOTHER PART OF ADAM’S BODY?

          Not long after being created, Adam felt the necessity for a companion to share his life with. To satisfy this need, God put him to sleep, took a rib out of his body and out of it fashioned Eve. Adam woke up to find a beautiful woman who would be his companion for life. Our first parent was jubilant, not only because of Eve’s beauty, but also because she had been shaped out of his own being: “Now this is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh” (Genesis 2: 23).

          But what if God had shaped Eve out of the dust of the ground like Adam had been? What difference would that have made?     

          If Eve had been shaped “independently” from Adam, the immediate psychological bond that took place would not have been there. Both would have been strangers who had to get to know each other and then, hopefully, fall in love over time. Also, we can safely surmise that Adam’s love and his protective spirit toward Eve would not have been as intense. Perhaps a spirit of competition would have prevailed as opposed to a spirit of unity and harmony as God intended.

          Adam and Eve were totally one from the start. They were literally the same flesh and the same bones. Knowing that Eve had been pulled out of his being made Adam cherish Eve. Knowing that she had come out of Adam made Eve feel strongly bonded to Adam. 

            Christ tells us that this reality foreshadowed the kind of bond that God would like to see in all marital relations. This is why, He asserted, “a man shall leave his mother and father and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh”(Mathew 19:5). He wants husbands and wives to feel like a part of each other’s flesh: one unit for life, each totally committed to the welfare of the other as opposed to competing and pulling in different directions.

          The apostle Paul tells us that the powerful bond between Adam and Eve also foreshadowed the total unity that must exist between Christ and the Church: “For we are members of His body, of His flesh, of His bones”(Ephesians 5:30). Christ, like Adam, sees us as a part of himself and loves us intensely (V. 29). We Christians look to Christ, the source of our life, as our spiritual husband with deep love and gratitude.

          Therefore, though creating Eve out of Adam’s rib seems to be strange and unimportant, it had great depth and carried long-term, profound symbolic implications. Only a God of infinite wisdom would have conceived such a brilliant idea.

 

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       GOD SEEN THROUGH THE EYES OF THE GREATEST MINDS

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GOD AND JESUS CHRIST: THEIR EXISTENCE, NATURE, WILL AND WORD

       TEN GREAT PROOFS OF GOD'S EXISTENCE 

GOD AND THE GREATEST SCIENTISTS

GOD AND THE GREATEST WRITERS AND POETS

GOD AND THE GREATEST ARTISTS

      GOD AND GREAT PHILOSOPHERS  

       WHO REALLY KILLED JESUS CHRIST?

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WHAT IF GOD...?

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