Bible Homework 2 Answers - Student One
1. Why do you think the serpent tried to tempt Eve, as opposed to Adam?
- Eve was created after God ordered Adam not to eat from the Tree of Knowledge, so Eve heard the command only second-hand. Eve may not have respected the command as much as Adam did, thereby making her more vulnerable to the temptation. Or perhaps it was simply happenstance that Eve was tempted first. This question certainly is a challenging one!
- This was mean to be a thought-provoking, open-ended question, and your answer shows some great insight. 10/10.
2. Why do you think God sometimes refers to Himself in the plural (e.g. "us") in Genesis? (Hint: Could the Old Testament be foreshadowing something here?)
- Because God is three persons in one: the Holy Trinity. It's as simple as that, and it is foreshadowing Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
- Correct! Many non-believers claim the Bible refers here to the possibility that the author believed in multiple gods, which is absurd. 10/10.
3. List one absurd and unverifiable claim that evolutionists make about the creation of the world.
- Evolutionists insist that longer periods of time make greater order more likely, when in fact things become more disorderly over greater periods of time. Evolution is at odds with logic rules of order and disorder.
- Great example! It's a particularly good example because it shows evolutionist hypocrisy, as this idea violates scientific laws (e.g. entropy). 10/10.
4. The rivers mentioned in the story of Adam & Eve suggest that the Garden of Eden was in what region of the world?
- Modern-day Iraq.
- Yes, the Tigris and Euphrates flow through Iraq. 10/10.
5. Early humans lived very long (for example, Adam lived 930 years). What passage in Genesis limits the current human lifespan to 120 years?
- Genesis 6:3.
- Exactly right. 10/10.
Conservapedia contains many great satirical pieces about the fallacies of evolution (and humor is indeed a Christian concept - the Gospels contain many early examples of humor). Can you create your own satirical article to add to this list? Alternatively, you can contribute an article to Conservapedia's Richard Dawkins project.
- I agree that Christianity -- especially its spirituality -- opened the way to humor in the world. But I'm surprised for you to say the Gospels contain many examples of humor (by the way, correction: example -> examples). I'm not aware of any.
- That said, I'll work on an addition to Satires of evolution and will return shortly .... Just added What Evolutionists Think Is Random to the list! Done now.--Andy Schlafly 20:53, 16 October 2010 (EDT)
- Great example - 5/5.
- Total score - a perfect 55/55
- I haven't had a chance to grade yet, but just want to comment about the humor in the gospels. It is something that is frequently overlooked because the humor can sometimes be difficult to understand in the modern context. There is even an entire book devoted to this subject. There are various examples, especially when Jesus debates the Pharisees, where he often mocks them using humor. Just one example is Matthew 7:3-5. Another important one is Matthew 23:24. --TeacherEd 21:24, 16 October 2010 (EDT)
- This is yet another thing I've I've learned from comments on this site. The talk page for this entry has some more examples too. Thank you for your insights!--Andy Schlafly 22:11, 16 October 2010 (EDT)
- Thanks for the grading!--Andy Schlafly 15:00, 17 October 2010 (EDT)