How Paradise was Lost
by William D Ogden
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to suddenly come to life in a fully formed adult body like Adam and Eve, with all normal adult abilities including speech and physical coordination, but with no memories? If God were to welcome you to His brand-new world, what would you want to ask Him?
Have you asked any of these questions?
- Where did the world come from?
- What is the meaning of life?
- Why are we here?
- Why do bad things happen to good people?
- Why would a loving God allow death and suffering?
All of these questions are answered in the first four chapters of Genesis.
I am working on a new Biblical, historical fiction book, which will explore these questions and seek to open the eyes of our understanding.
God is very sparing with His words. He covers creation and the fall in just three chapters. God told us everything we need to know, but not enough to fully satisfy our curiosity. Other passages in the Bible provide valuable information that helps fill in the blanks, but they do not tell us the whole story either.
People love stories and learn from them. Jesus often used parables, stories, and physical illustrations to explain spiritual truth. That is the goal of this book. “THE FALL – How Paradise was Lost” will tell the tale of creation and the fall in story form using what God told us in Genesis and throughout His Word.
The story of this book is built around the truths of Scripture. It seeks to fill in the blanks using imagination and information found elsewhere in the Bible. It seeks to portray Bible truth in ways that will help you understand what happened at the dawn of Creation.
Preview from the first chapter:
Chapter 1 – Alive in Paradise
“And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” Genesis 2:7
The man’s body lay on the ground, naked in the sun. He was muscular and lean, with golden brown skin and short dark hair, but he wasn’t breathing.
A radiant man with snow white hair and fiery eyes stood by the naked body, wearing a long white robe with a golden sash. The living one bent down and put his mouth over the nose of the lifeless man. It looked like mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, but it took only one breath.
The man’s lungs filled with air, and he was suddenly aware. God had breathed life into him; the Spirit of God entered Adam along with that breath. His body now contained a living soul. Man had been given life; he was alive mentally, physically, and spiritually.
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