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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Question (05/24/12)

TITLE: Confidence
By Lois Farrow
05/30/12


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“Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” said the serpent to Eve. The subtle question confused her, put her off guard, and she fluffed her reply. Instead of telling the serpent what God really said, she added to God’s words, expanding the command into something different. Satan had a ready reply, and Eve listened; she sinned by taking the fruit and giving some to Adam as well.

“Where are you?” God asked as he came to talk with them and they hid. They were well aware they were not in a fit state to talk with their creator as freely as they had before. A barrier had been erected, a chasm which needed to be bridged for fellowship to be restored.

This question of the authority of God’s word still trips us up. “Did God really say?” becomes the trendy thing to ask. Learned theologians tear God’s word apart, chucking bits out with arrogance. Satan comes to us quietly and smoothly, planting doubt, sowing seeds of questioning. Can you really trust God? Did he really mean what he said, or do you think it might mean something else? What does everyone else think? Don’t you think you should follow the crowd, and embrace current thinking?

In his word God tells us the truth. Jesus came to be the sacrifice to bridge the chasm and to restore our fellowship with God. We need to know him and to know God’s word deep in our hearts so that we can say with confidence “Yes, God says it and I believe it.” We may not understand everything, but we can trust God and we can trust his word.

In this age of doubt when God and his word are being thrown out and discarded, we need to be ready with an answer to these questions. Yes, God said so. Where am I? I am in Christ and will be with him for eternity.


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CD Swanson 05/31/12
Great job. Right to the point, and the true meaning. God. I loved it. Thanks.

God bless~
Llewelyn Stevenson 05/31/12
After my own heart.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 06/05/12
I've read several stories about Adam and Eve this week. I think going back to the beginning really helps us come to terms with life.

If you could implement some more showing and less telling I think it would help the reader relate. Try to picture what Eve thought, said or did when the serpent first approached her. One of my thoughts is was she surprised a serpent could talk, did they speak with all of the animals or what did they think when they couldn't understand them. This would all be your opinion but it is a way to make your story a tad different while relating to the reader.

This is a well-written piece and it flows effortlessly. You did a nice job.
Mildred Sheldon06/07/12
I truly enjoyed your article. It was right on topic. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
CD Swanson 06/07/12
Congrats! God Bless~