As the first post on the Back to Eden Group Main Blog, let’s develop the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden a bit further. As our home page says, whether you believe the story is truth, metaphor, fable or myth, it is a powerful picture of the full potential for men and women. Stories, whether fact or fiction, are powerful and transport our imaginations to a place where we can experience the sights, sounds and emotions of the participants. The story of Adam and Eve is one such story.
Carrying the image of their divine Creator, their calling was to steward the environment they had been given, striking the balance between ruling over it while staying in right relationship with it, each other and their Creator. They were instructed to “be fruitful and increase in number” and to “rule over all of the fish of the sea, birds of the air and creatures that move along the ground”. If they obeyed these instructions things would get better and improve when they were around.
At Back to Eden Group we are passionate about improving the lives of those we come in contact with. Whether in business, land, spirit, nations or relationships, we expect fruit wherever we go and want you to hold us accountable for that. In a world where the boundaries of secular and sacred are increasingly blurred, our simple test is “Is your life/business/group/church/organization in better shape after interacting with us?” We approach this as followers of Jesus of Nazareth while not necessarily adopting the traditional structures of institutional Christianity. In fact, in future Spirit blogs we will likely develop this theme further.
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