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Kim Luini wrote at 2016-07-08 02:54:09
We can also look at the Hebrew undestanding here. Dust  in a sense refers to that which is 'insignificant' like dust under your feet...and the act of God breathing into man refers to His validation or making man 'significant'. God refered to much of His Creation as 'good'. Evil can refer to that which does not fulfill its' function. A broken vessel can be refered to as evil. When the earth began to sustain life it was good..no longer was it void in a state of chaos or as some say 'evil'.  It's interesting to ponder that unlike the earth, animals etc., God did not pronounce man as 'good'.  So although we can take the verses literally that God 'breathed' into Adam...by understanding what the breath represented, it also signifies our unique relationship with God versus the rest of Creation. We were not merely made to be alive and 'functioning' as animals are, we were made to be 'significant'.


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I have studied the Bible and Bible-related topics since the time I was very young. My education includes a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Bible, and a Master of Divinity degree. I enjoy delving into deep theological issues and always enjoy a healthy debate. But more importantly, I like working with people and helping them to find the answers that they are looking for. And I am convinced that these answers are available in the Bible.

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By the grace and mercy of God, I have been saved, born again, adopted into the family of God. God has given me a love for the Bible, and for Bible-related subjects. In addition, He has blessed me with ongoing training in the Scriptures, from my youth on up. The more I learn about God through His Word, the more I want to share!

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Pillsbury Baptist Bible College - B.S. Bible & Pastorology; Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary - M.Div.

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