A reader here sent me the following from him. I did not know he was till around, but I always fail to remember that COG men who claim to have prophetic understating never fade away.
He offers these views on why Adam and Eve never knew they were naked until they ate the "apple." Apparently since they were "god" beings at the moment of creation they were clothed in a dazzling aura of light that surrounded them. It was soooooooooooooooooo bright that they could not see they were naked. This amazing new teaching makes the picture above by Basil Wolverton to be a deceitful lie!
This is a simple question also. But, it is the simple that confuses and befuddles the human mind with it’s attitude of “being so superior” and “self-knowing.” Here’s that simple answer, first without explanation.
Before they sinned they could not see their bodies. So, if they could not see their bodies they could not have known they were naked.
How could that be, you ask? Well, they could not see their bodies, that’s why. Why is that so hard to understand? Because you are using a normal, carnal human mind in rebellion to the Creator in order to try and understand the simple teaching of the Bible. Even Paul speaks of the simplicity of the Evangel.
OK, here’s why they couldn’t see their bodies, and what happened so they could see them clearly. At that moment, they knew they were naked.
Let me ask you this question. If you believe what the Bible says, and IF you “know” what it says, can a human being LOOK at the Father in all His power and glory? If you don’t know the answer, then no wonder you don’t know what happened to Adam and Eve. You are truly ignorant of the Scriptures.
Let’s look at the obvious, after understanding. For, before understanding the answer lies hidden right before our eyes. Once you “understand” this, it will jump out of the Scriptures at you clearly. You know, like those moments when we say to ourselves, why of course, I knew that, I just never put it together before.
How then did Adam and Eve realize they were naked?
Adam was formed first.
“YHWH Elohim formed man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.”Later, Eve was taken from the side of Adam. The normal translation says from a “rib” but the implication is more from his side than just a rib. Be that as it may, they were formed as adults, with certain knowledge and ability already built in. Language and basic knowledge so they could communicate. Now, here’s a key part that tells us what happened. That is, IF we use a stable mind and not the double-mind of unconverted mankind. Here’s the statement:
“… Man is the IMAGE of Elohim, and the mirror of His glory.”Also,
“… let US make man in Our own IMAGE.”Well, what was that image like? Well, speaking of YHWH, we have a beautiful description.
“Thou art CLOTHED with honor and majesty. Who COVEREST Thyself with LIGHT AS WITH A GARMENT.”Adam and Ever were also of that image. Although not of the same quality, their original bodies were COVERED with LIGHT, that is, with a GLORY like the glory of the Father!”
So, what happened to make Adam and Eve see their nakedness? Very SIMPLE. The MOMENT they SINNED, they LOST their glory, or LIGHT covering. i.e. Their “clothing.” They now were fully exposed. No longer did they “glow” as does the Father and His Son in light. That light also kept them warm, but no longer.
This is also the same guy who thinks that God speaks in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic, otherwise why would the Bible have been preserved in these languages? By learning those three languages you will learn to think just as God thinks! Woo!
The Bible was preserved in three specific languages. Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek. And, the Father has inspired and led you to learn a language that leads to something very important. In fact, exceptionally important. That is:
“Let this MIND be in you….”
That’s right. By learning Greek, and Hebrew, you actually learn to think as the Father thinks. Including His Son. Remember, they preserved their thoughts in these languages for a reason!
From his blog where he claims to be revealing the "secrets" of learning Koine Greek (taught to him by Charles Dorothy)Introduction to Biblical Greek