as others have said, why does Jesus refer to Adam the person then?
I am not sure what this ditch digging theory is attempting to prove, or the point of this.
I agree that I am reading my own presumptions into the story, but aren't we supposed to do that? We don't read a detail or a few sentences of the story and stop. We use the entirety of the text and context to understand the text and bring meaning to it.
The fact that God created all of the universe and how complex it, and everything in it is, and to think He couldn't create His own irrigation naturally, without humans? That is how I can read this and know that He didn't create humans to drudge and dig ditches for Him, we are not necessary. And then to later claim to have love for us, it just doensn't work to read a few sentences literal, and ignore the entirety of the rest of the text.
You are putting in your own presumptions here. It doesn't say sole purpose anywhere in the text, it just doesn't happen to list any other reasons at that time (but the entire rest of the Bible is filled with reasons for our creation). Just like a genealogy list a bunch of people, it doesn't list everybody, but it doesn't mean they don't exist. So God list 1 reason here, and decides not to list other reasons here, but that also doesn't mean they don't exist either.
It is possible that He was infallible about His thoughts, and He did need to be taught things. Your thoughts don't make you sin, but your actions or heart. Having incorrect knowledge doesn't make you imperfect. He lived a blameless life, free of sin, so as to atone for our sins. And in the 1st and greatest commandment, love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul. In loving God with all his mind, He learned about Him, and grew in knowledge.
To do work, just means force times distance, meaning something is getting accomplished. It doesn't say drudge. slave, is a legal term, in which one legally owns the slave. Neither of these mean drudge. Servant means to do duties for another. I guess like a servant owner could mow the grass, but they don't want to, so they have a servant do it, and they are generally compensated.
It doesn't say express, that is a presumption. But we all have a choice, where does it say he has no choice? You seem to contradict yourself further into your post.
I do agree with you on that.
That is very interesting insight.
Very cool insight. I agree with this and it has purpose. I am still lost on why you are so insistent on using this single instance to be the literal and sole explanation of why man was created.
My view is based on the entirety of the holy scriptures. I even provided references to that scripture.
You are correct, I would not hand the keys to teenage Jesus are random. But if He requested the keys or if God told me to hand Him the keys I would. Meaning that sure, there were things He needed to learn, but there was also Godly things He knew also. Like how Jesus could read the minds of the Pharisees. A human could not read minds.
I disagree. He clearly had traits of God and/or miraculous powers and knew the purpose of the Bible and His life on earth, to educate others. So whenever Jesus spoke of something, He was well aware of what thte truth of that story was. God would have no reason to inspire Jesus to speak incorrect/unknown things.
basically what I was trying to say.
If you are earnestly seeking the truth, I believe as God says, you will find Him, and I pray for that. But if you are seeking to prove Christianity wrong, that is what you will find, and my words won't change that. Nor is it my job to convert you or prove Christianity right. My job and mission is to glorify the Father, through obedience, and display/reflect His love to the world, nothing good is of me. If I display God's love and kindness, that is because of who Jesus was/is. I know there are people who genuinely are hurting, and feel an emptiness, who like the woman by the well are searching for the living water. They are tired of always having to fill their bucket, and it never being full. For searching for a purpose or meaning in life.
Then you have greatly misunderstood what I said about sex. It is hard to fathom what I am saying knowing what we know about sex in our society today. But if you see sex as those 3 things I spoke about, which is completely parallel to marriage and how Paul and Jesus speak of marriage between Jesus and the church, it should be more clear and less weird. Sex being an exclusive, intimate fusion, that is unconditional. And He allows us to experience the smallest of echos of that in the world we live in with marriage and sex. Sex being more of a symbolic thing than a literal physical thing. But that is why it angers God so greatly when we do pervert this physically as it means so much more.
Jesus didn't go around begging the taxpayers and prostitutes and attempting to convince them through His logic. He loved, and allowed the power of the Father to be revealed to them, and they seeked Him, and found Him, the only living water.
Although I don't want to threadjack, feel free to open a new thread if you wish to attempt to embarrass me. If that is your intent, I don't have hopes of you knowing God if that is not something you wish through our ligical back and forth. However, others may or may not read something they never heard of before who are seeking God and they could come to know God through that. Or God would be glorified in me praising Him and sharing His love and truth. Either way, it is win win, for God, so please feel free to invite me to a tirade that will embarrass me. I will also consider it joy to take a verbal bashing and being embarrassed for the glory of God. What man thinks of me is of such little consequence when knowing that the Creator of this world knows, loves, and validates me, and everyone who seeks Him.