ASV notes on Genesis 9:1-5 and questions

Fruitful

God blessed Noah and his family and told them to be fruitful and multiply, children are a blessing in all countries on earth, we should look after them and give them education and protection.

Meat

In verse 3 God gives the man every moving thing to be food for him; this did now change from vegetables to meat. Man can eat all kind of meat, but without the blood in it.

Blood

In verse 5 it seems like God communicates with the blood in all living and man and the animal must answer for all blood that is taken. The world might not find the murderer and sentence him, but God has already done it.

Death sentence

This verse 5 makes dead sentence right and legal. But it has to be investigated if the taken of blood was intentional or not. God’s motive for the death sentence is surprising and not commonly known.

Blood speaks

God made man in His image, and when murder is committed, someone like God is killed. We are of God’s spirit and the spirits are communicating with each other, blood speaks to blood.

Image

The reason for the death sentence is that God created man in His image and that image is connected to God, no man is left on his own.

Blessing

Again I will say and make it clear, to have children is a blessing, the circumstances do not matter, we have to respect the newborn life as a blessing and look after the child created in the image of God. God is good and able, in him is the provision for all.

Questions

  1. Does the child belong to its parents?
  2. Does God know what’s going on?
  3. Is pregnancy a blessing?

ASV notes on Genesis 1:29-31 and questions

Glory of God

The gift

God made everything and gave authority over the earth to man by the words He spoke, it became a heavenly law. At that time there was no physical evidence of the trees and plants, animals and man, all were in the spiritual and perfect. Moreover, in the spiritual realm, God saw it and validated it. God gave plants and fruit for food, there was no need to kill, the life was forever and the earth was rich and big enough as the earth still is today.

Blessing

In that progress of creation, God made man to live forever, multiply and have children, no death. Imagine how many inhabitants would be living on earth today if Adam and Eve had listened to God and not eaten of the fruit. Today the earth is under the curse, and does not function, as it would have without the sin. In spite of the vast number of people on earth, it would have been enough for all by the blessing of God. 

Questions

1.        Do we need birth control?
2.        Does God live in the spiritual realm?
3.        How old did God create man to be?