Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Did Adam And Eve See God In The Garden Of Eden?

Question: The Bible says that no man can see God's face and live. Exodus 33:20, “Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live.” Do how did Adam and Eve walk with God in the Garden of Eden?

Answer: The Bible says in Genesis 3:8, And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden. I could be wrong, but I don't find anywhere that the Bible says Adam and Eve actually saw God. They heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the Garden.

You are correct that no man can see God's face and live. But man can see God in human form, in Jesus Christ, who appeared as God in the flesh. 1st Timothy 3:16, “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.” I hate the Devil's modern Bible perversions, which replace the definite word "God" with the ambiguous pronoun "He." Most people wrongly interpret this to mean Jesus was revealed in the flesh, instead of the correct intended meaning that God was manifest in the flesh.

Of course, to meet Jesus is to meet God, because they are one as the Godhead (or "Trinity" in theology). I reject Modalism, which is a popular Trinity-denying heresy in many social media groups and churches today. Modalism claims that God wear different hats, so to speak, or "modes" that God enters into. Modalists teach that God became Jesus, and then went back to Heaven and became God again. Modalists think that when they die, they will only see one person, God the Father, in Heaven, but not Jesus.

Colossians 3:1-3 disproves Modalism, teaching that Jesus sits on a physical throne on the right-hand of the Father's throne. Heaven is a physical place. Jesus raised up in a physical body. He was seen by over 500 brethren at once (1st Corinthians 15:6). Jesus physically ascended into heaven (Acts 1:11). He physically entered into the physical Holy Place in Heaven, and applied His physical liquid blood to the Mercy Seat in the presence of God the Father on our behalf (Hebrews 9:12, 22-24; 12:24).

My humble guess to answer your question is that all three members of the Godhead were there in the Garden of Eden, when they heard in the voice of God. What saith the Scripture? Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” Here we see the pronouns "us" and "our," which are repeatedly mentioned in the first couple chapters of Genesis. These plural pronouns plainly refer to the Godhead (i.e., God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit). Deuteronomy 6:4 says that there is only one true and living God; but the Bible is also clear that God exists in three persons, all unique and equal in power and deity.

Because so many pastors shun and mistreat me, I often feel sad, unappreciated and unnoticed. So when I hear the opposite from my humble web visitors, it truly means a lot. I have learned that people who suffer in life stay humble and don't look down on others. But the pastors who shun me, like Marty Herron and Gary Walton (Bob Jones University alumni), and Jeff Redlin (a PCC alumnus), I realize that they all get paid 6-digit salaries. They are rich! The Bible warns us that rich people will oppress us. James 2:6, “
But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?”

PCC are filthy rich and have huge egos. It hurts my soul that they can just throw me under the bus and move on, forgetting about me. That is why I preach against them mainly, so that they cannot forget about me. People just want to be loved, a lesson PCC has yet to learn. That is my daily prayer, that God would break and humble PCC leadership, so that they will esteem others better than themselves. Philippians 2:3, “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”

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