About 5,500 years ago, there lived a man named Adam. He was the first man and the Creator gave Adam a commandment. The one and only one commandment for the man to observe was; “ Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Bad, you must not eat thereof; for on the day you eat of it, you shall surely die.” Yet, the man failed. Adam started a family and it grew; and this is the beginning of the birth of the nation of people. It becomes the world of mankind.
After ten generations, the world had degenerated right down to a world of violence and robbery. The Creator was going to destroy all mankind. However he found Noah, a righteous man in his days. The Merciful Creator instructed Noah to build an Ark so that his family and some selected animals would be saved from the coming flood. The completion of the Ark was deliberately prolonged to 120 years so as to allow mankind to repent. The flood finally came and all mankind were destroyed except for Noah, his wife and three sons. Noah was in the Ark for 371 days. Noah was given the 7 commandments.
The Creator promised Noah that He would not flood the earth again. He confirmed the covenant with the rainbow as seal. The Creator said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I give between Me and you, and every living being that is with you, to generations forever: I have set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and the earth.”
Another ten generations passed and mankind had not improved. They had become more idolatrous, worshiping self and making idols. In the Mesopotamia, a city Ur Kasdim lived a man named Terah, an idol manufacturer. One of his sons is Abram and he is the first person to contemplate on the creation. He is the father of monotheism and he introduces monotheism to everyone around him. Abram who is later called Abraham and his wife Sarah had two grandsons, Esau and Jacob through Isaac and Rebecca. Abraham is the first Kabbalist and he has many followers.
“Looking at our roots to understand
the complexity of today’s world.”
Harmony of Faiths, the contribution
of religion to PEACE
It is not religion that causes disunion, it is rather the ignorance of religions that causes disunion.