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Guide to the Book of Genesis

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The choice to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and bad represents which choice?
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Eating from the tree of life is choosing to trust God, which is central to true human flourishing. Eating from the tree of good and bad is choosing to trust self for defining good and bad, which is at the center of human corruption.


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Out of disorder and dark­ness, God creates order, beauty, and goodness. From Genesis 3 onward, humans continue acting selfishly and doing evil, but God remains faithful and refuses to abandon them or his world.

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God instructs Abraham to leave his home and go to the land that God will show him, which ends up being the land of Canaan. Immediately after giving this instruction, God promises which of the following to Abraham?
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This is a key moment for understanding the rest of the biblical story: God’s plan is to bless all humanity through Abraham’s family, which will eventually be called Israel.

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