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NEW YORK (RNS) Even with archetypes that are so well-known, the themes contained in Genesis about the storied paradise where it all began can still capture the imagination of contemporary artists, who find in it new echoes, meanings and insights.


  1. Unfortunately, the earth did not expand to a paradise worldwide from the garden of Eden, where Adam and Eve lived, since they disobeyed God and sinned against him.

    However, the great news is that the paradise lost will soon be regained on earth through the upcoming 1,000 year rule of God’s kingdom or heavenly government, with Jesus as King, over mankind, after it has put an end to all of man’s governments (Daniel 2:44) and the war of Armageddon is victoriously won by God!!

    This is what we have to look forward to on a paradise earth:

    “Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot — yes, a new branch bearing fruit from the old root. And the spirit of God will rest upon him (Jesus) — the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and fear of God.

    He will delight in obeying God. He will not judge by appearance nor make a decision based on hearsay.

    He will give justice to the poor, and make fair decisions for the exploited.

    The earth will shake at the force of his word, and one breath from his mouth will destroy the wicked. He will wear righteousness like a belt, and truth like an undergarment.

    In that day, the wolf and lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all.

    The cow will graze near the bear. The cub and calf will lie down together. The lion will eat hay like a cow.

    The baby will play safely near the hole of a cobra. Yes, a little child will put its hand in a nest of deadly snakes without harm.

    Nothing will hurt or destroy in my holy mountain, for as the waters fill the sea, so the earth will be filled with people who know God.” Isaiah 11:1-9

    What grand blessings we have to look forward to from God and his son, Jesus!! 😀

  2. @ – Fran – Keep studying that Bible! I suggest Rev 20:2-7… It shows a much different tale of events and their order. God’s speed.

    • Art,

      Revelation 20:2-7 shows that during the 1,000-yr. rule by Jesus and 144,000 born-again Christians referred to in verses 4-7 as well as Revelation 14:1-5, that Satan and his demons will be abyssed and mankind will be blessed not to have their influences during that reign.

      Revelation 20:7 brings out that Satan and his demons will be let loose after those 1,000-years as a final test on perfect mankind to prove their faith (as Adam and Eve had been tested).

      The great news is that after that test, Satan and his demons, and all those of mankind who follow them, will face eternal death as reflected at Revelation 20:10 where it speaks of the lake of fire.

      Mankind will thereafter live forever on a paradise earth, where old age, sickness and disease and death will be no more (Revelation 20:1-4). 😀