What was the original sin? Yes, of course disobedience of God’s Word (i.e., His Commandment). After all, sin means to miss; that is to miss the mark. Torah (Law) means to point out, to shoot an arrow; that is to hit the mark. They are in a sense opposites of each other. The mark is set by God!
What is often overlooked altogether or dismissed as insignificant is that the first recorded transgression of God’s commandments was a violation of His expressed dietary desires for mankind.
And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the Garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. (16) And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: (17) But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die. (Genesis 2:15-17 KJV)
The original sin is discussed, taught, and preached continuously around the world in every language making it perhaps one of the most talked about subjects in the Bible. Yet this same transgression (violating God’s dietary Law) is repeated continuously around the world by those who claim to believe and follow the God of Adam and Eve — the One Who sets the mark. Some transgress ignorantly — while others willingly. It has always been the intent of this ministry to help those who are hungry for more truth and desirous of a closer walk with God by providing study material free of charge.
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From the beginning of creation God brought forth and established what was to be food for man. After all, Father knows best!
Genesis 2:7-9 KJV And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. (8) And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed. (9) And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of knowledge of good and evil.
Right from the beginning of creation God established what was to be good food for man and thereby joins a Holy relationship between Himself and man with obedience to His dietary commandments. Conversely the thing that separates Holy relationship between Himself and man is disobedience to His commandments.
While it is true that in the Garden mans diet was vegetarian in nature and that things did changed after his expulsion from the Garden. However this does not take away from the fact that at the heart of the first sin was one of man’s most basic requirements for life and one of the fundamental elements of Biblical Holiness — food.
It should be noted that the Hebrew word for food is ‘akal’ and the Hebrew word for eating is also ‘akal’. This reinforces the Biblical understanding that something cannot be eaten unless it is food and something can only be considered food if God declares it clean. After all, Father knows best!
An example of ‘Father knows best’ comes to mind by way of the sign of circumcision. In this modern medical word it is considered a relatively minor procedure which has been proven to have positive health effects for the male and his mate.
However, when done as it typically is a day or two after the birth occurs there are some inherent dangers. The primary concern is stopping the bleeding. When bleeding persists the infant is typically given vitamin K to help clot the blood.
What is really amazing is that research has shown that infants who are breast fed develop sufficient amounts of vitamin K to allow blood clotting after 7 days.
God decrees without explanation of the medical benefits, “And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you. (12) And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you, every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed. (Genesis 17:11-12 KJV)
After all, Father knows best!
There are two different portions of the New Testament that have always affected me deeply which I would like to share with you in concluding this article.
The first would be found in Matthew chapter five.
Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. (Matthew 5:19 KJV)
I may never do anything in this life which is consider being great but I’m determined by the grace and mercy of God to make every effort to be great in the kingdom of heaven!
And the other portion of Scripture is found in Matthew chapter seven.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. (22) Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? (23) And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. (Matthew 7:21-23 KJV)
This verse brings the fear of God quickly back into my life every time I read it! Unfortunately the primary focus of the vast majority in churchianity has nothing to do with the positive aspects of the fear of God. Take an inventory of the modern church and you’ll see that the majority are focused on casting out devils (supernatural power) and wonderful works (the miraculous).
Jesus said of this crowd — “I NEVER knew you:”
The reason Jesus never knew them is because they were not ‘engaged in’ God’s Law (Nomos) but were ‘engaged in’ Lawlessness (Anomos).
I hope this article gives you the reader a pause of concern and you would consider studying some of the other material freely offered on our web site.