Analysis Of ' Genesis ' And ' The ' Of God '

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It was not meant to be this way. By way of the Book of Genesis, we come to understand that God had something special planned for creation and humanity. Creation, where all things created by God, through the Logos or Second Person of the Trinity, by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, culminating with humanity, was supposed to commune in harmony with God the Father. However, this perfect communion and relationship between God and humanity would be irreparably damaged by the disobedience of Adam and Eve and the indelible stain that act left on humankind. God, in spite of the evil and sin which were byproducts of this disobedience, still loved what He had created, especially mankind. Because of this love, He knew something needed to be done that was patently unique and special, in order to mend what had been broken. Not only would this act be a freely and unmerited gift of God’s love, what we call grace, but it would also bridge the chasm formed by sin between humanity and the divine; between God and mankind. The culmination of this act of love would be the incarnation of the Son of God. O’Collins recognized that two unique conditions would be necessary in order for the Son of God, in His role as 2nd Person of the Trinity, to be an effective Saviour; He needed to be truly human and truly divine (O’Collins 160). Thus as we learn from St. Paul in describing Jesus Christ in Philippians 2:6-7:
“Who, though he was in the form of God, did not regard equality with God
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