Biblical Faith – with Sam Peak
Weekly series with new shows available every Tuesday.
This week, two parts, 30 minutes each.
Remember “man” is the creature for the sole purpose of attaching themselves to G-d. It is only “man” placed between perfection and deficiency, with the self-will to earn perfection. In otherwords, choose “life” or choose “death.” Therefore G-d created two distinct periods for man, one as a time of earning, and the other as a time of receiving reward. While man is striving toward perfection, he must be in a setting containing elements necessary for such efforts; G-d desires of him that he earn the perfection through his own effort. It is for this reason that G-d created two world’s, this world (Olam ha-Zeh), and the World-To-Come (Olam ha-Ba). From: “The Way of G-d” by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.
Mankind’s first sin resulted in drastic changes in man and in nature. When Adam was created, he composed of two equal opposites, the body and the soul. His environment contained both good and evil, and he was balanced between the two to choose whichever he wished. When Adam sinned, he personally caused concealment of perfection and thus an increase in evil. The effort required to earn perfection was therefore doubled. It is man’s task to bring both himself and the world back to the perfected state prior to sin. Only then will man raise himself to the state of perfection. From: “The Way of G-d” by Rabbi Moshe Chaim Luzzatto.