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“There’s one, well-known, reformed author that I highly respect. He says, ‘Before the fall, Adam needed a commandment to be fruitful and multiply.’ Well, I think Adam, when he saw Eve, he did not need a commandment to be fruitful and multiply. It was a blessing! ‘Be fruitful… multiply!’ It’s not a commandment.” – Charles Leiter (from a sermon entitled Love is the Big Thing, which can be found by clicking here)

Throughout my walk with Christ, whenever any conversations have revolved around God proclaiming, “Be fruitful and multiply…” the discussions always came to the conclusion that this was a command given by God (more on this below). It was not until after hearing Leiter make this point did I ever even stop to consider what God had actually said. I had never noticed that “Be fruitful and multiply…” is described in the Bible the way that Leiter…

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